|Date of birth||June 6, 2001|
|Place of birth||Stamford, Connecticut, United States|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Wake Forest University|
|2014–2019||New York City FC|
|2019-||Wake Forest University|
|2018-||United States U18||4|
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.
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.
While acting as captain in the 2017-2018 season, he was awarded NYCFC U-19s’ Academy Player of the Year recognition. This award was given following the NYCFC Development Academy National Championship over LA Galaxy's U-19 squad in July of 2018.
Benalcazar has committed to playing college soccer at Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, NC. 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.
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.
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- Baer: The 5 names you should know after the 2018 Generation adidas Cup
- TopDrawerSoccer's D1 College Men’s Team of the Week: Sept. 3
References[edit | edit source]
- "Nico Benalcazar pursues pro, national team dreams at New York City FC". Unknown parameter
- "Preseason 2019: 30 New York City FC Players Traveling to Abu Dhabi | New York City FC".
- "Match Recap: NYCFC 0-2 FC Copenhagen | New York City FC".
- "NYCFC Academy Pair in DA Best XI | New York City FC".
- "NYCFC Awards: Maxi Moralez Crowned Fans' Player of the Year | New York City FC".
- "PHOTOS: NYCFC Takes Home Development Academy U-18/19 Title | New York City FC".
- "Wake Forest Adds a Banner Recruiting Class. Deacons Primed for Continued Success". Unknown parameter
- "Nico Benalcazar - Men's Soccer Wake Forest University". Unknown parameter
- "Nicolás Benalcázar, un posible seleccionado de Ecuador". El Universo. September 9, 2018.
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