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Nico Benalcazar

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Nico Benalcazar
Personal information
Date of birth (2001-06-06) June 6, 2001 (age 18)
Place of birth Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Wake Forest University
Youth career
Years Team
2014–2019 New York City FC
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019- Wake Forest University
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018- United States U18 4

Nico Benalcazar (born June 6, 2001) is an American soccer player from Wilton, CT who currently plays as a Defender for Wake Forest University previously playing with New York City FC academy.[1]

Career[edit | edit source]

Nico Benalcazar is part of the New York City FC Academy, and played for their MLS professional side in a preseason friendly against FC Copenhagen before their 2019 season while in Abu Dhabi, UAE.[2][3]

Youth Career[edit | edit source]

Benalcazar was voted onto the United States Soccer Development Academy in its U-15/16 Eastern Conference Best XI for the 2016-2017 season.[4]

While acting as captain in the 2017-2018 season, he was awarded NYCFC U-19s’ Academy Player of the Year recognition.[5] This award was given following the NYCFC Development Academy National Championship over LA Galaxy's U-19 squad in July of 2018.[6]

Benalcazar has committed to playing college soccer at Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, NC.[7] He was rated as a 4 star recruit, and the No. 38 recruit in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer, including the No. 8 defender and No. 3 recruit from New York region.[8]


College Career[edit | edit source]

On August 30, 2019, Benalcazar made his collegiate debut for Wake Forest, playing 90 minutes in a 2-1 victory against UCF.

International career[edit | edit source]

Benalcazar was born in the United States and is of Ecuadorian descent. He is a youth international for the United States.[9]

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Nico Benalcazar pursues pro, national team dreams at New York City FC". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. "Preseason 2019: 30 New York City FC Players Traveling to Abu Dhabi | New York City FC".
  3. "Match Recap: NYCFC 0-2 FC Copenhagen | New York City FC".
  4. "NYCFC Academy Pair in DA Best XI | New York City FC".
  5. "NYCFC Awards: Maxi Moralez Crowned Fans' Player of the Year | New York City FC".
  6. "PHOTOS: NYCFC Takes Home Development Academy U-18/19 Title | New York City FC".
  7. "Wake Forest Adds a Banner Recruiting Class. Deacons Primed for Continued Success". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. "Nico Benalcazar - Men's Soccer Wake Forest University". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. "Nicolás Benalcázar, un posible seleccionado de Ecuador". El Universo. September 9, 2018.




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