Getting to know - Ranko

He was the newest kid on the block before the season suddenly was put on pause.

In this week's edition of Getting to Know, presented by GE Appliances, we learn more about Ranko Veselinović.

Who was your favourite soccer player growing up?

Nemanja Vidić.

If you weren’t a soccer player, what do you think you would be?

I really don’t know. I think I would be something in sports. Maybe I would be a sports journalist.

What do you remember from your first day in Vancouver?

I saw the Canucks play in Rogers Arena.

What’s the website or app you visit the most?


Which actor would you pick to play your character if they made a movie about you?

Christian Bale.

What's your guilty pleasure?

Chips Ahoy cookies with coffee, cream, and a little bit of sugar.

What’s the biggest challenge you’ve overcome?

This is so far my biggest challenge, coming to Vancouver to a whole new life.

What's one thing most people don't know about you?

I would like to learn as many languages as I can learn. I would like to know at least three or four languages. I speak Serbian, I speak English. and I started learning a bit of Spanish in Serbia. I would like to learn Spanish. 

What’s your most memorable match?

When I made my first-team debut with Vojvodina.

What’s your favourite TV show?

Friends. My favourite character is Chandler. 

What’s a nickname your teammates have called you?

Some teammates would call me Vesel.

What’s your go-to karaoke song?

A Serbian song, Kralj izgubljenih stvari by Saša Matić.