Ken Krolicki

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Ken Krolicki
Personal information
Date of birth (1996-03-15) March 15, 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth Tokyo, Japan
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Montreal Impact
Number 13
Youth career
2011 Canton High School
2012 Michigan Jaguars
2013–2014 Crew Academy Wolves
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 Michigan State Spartans 81 (7)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 K-W United 25 (7)
2018– Montreal Impact 24 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 31, 2018

Ken Krolicki (born March 15, 1996) is a Japanese[1] footballer who currently plays for Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer.

Personal life

Krolicki was born in Tokyo,[2] Japan, to a Polish-American father[3] and a Japanese mother and holds both Japanese and American passports.[3] He has one older brother. Krolicki moved to Fukuoka Prefecture when he was a little kid[2] and grew up in Kitakyushu, Japan and moved to Michigan as a freshman in high school.[4] He majored in applied engineering sciences at Michigan State.[5]


College and amateur

Krolicki played his college career at Michigan State University where he played mainly as a midfielder. Krolicki played 81 matches for the Spartans, starting 67. He scored 7 goals and had 14 assists.[5] At Michigan State, Krolicki was named first-team All-Big Ten and first-team All-Midwest Region and was an All-Academic Big Ten selection.[6]

Krolicki also played for Premier Development League side K-W United.[7] He was a member of the 2015 K-W United team that won the PDL championship against the New York Red Bulls U-23 side.[8]

Before college, Krolicki played for the U-16 and U-18 Crew Academy Wolves in 2013 and 2014 in Michigan.[6] He was also a member of the 2011 Canton High School team that won the Michigan state championship and the 2012 Michigan Jaguars club team that won the US Youth Soccer U-16 National Championship.[9]


On January 21, 2018, Montreal Impact selected Krolicki with the 53rd overall pick of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.[10] He signed with the club on February 28, 2018.[11]

Krolicki made his professional debut on March 4, 2018 when he started in a 2-1 loss against Vancouver Whitecaps FC.[12]

Career statistics

As of matches played on July 31, 2018.
Club season MLS Playoffs Cup[a] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Montreal Impact 2018 19 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
Career totals 19 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
  1. ^ Appearances in the Canadian Championship.


  1. ^ "Impact sign draft pick midfielder Ken Krolicki to one-year contract". 28 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Krolicki, L'explorateur identitaire".
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  4. ^ "Ken Krolicki: World Traveler, Spartan For Life".
  5. ^ a b "Ken Krolicki Bio :: Michigan State :: Official Athletic Site".
  6. ^ a b "Montreal Impact selects Canton's Krolicki in MLS SuperDraft".
  7. ^ "Ken Krolicki". USL PDL.
  8. ^ Magazine, RedNation Online: Your Canadian Soccer. "KW United finds success, is Canada ready for next step?".
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  11. ^ "Montreal Impact signs draft pick midfielder Ken Krolicki". 28 February 2018.
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  13. ^ "Ken Krolicki » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 2 June 2018.

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