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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
New York City FC
Youth career
Years Team
2014–2019 New York City FC
National team
Years Team Apps
2018- United States U18 4

Nico Benalcazar (born June 6, 2001) is an American soccer player who currently plays as a Defender for New York City FC academy.

Career[edit | edit source]

Benalcazar is part of the New York City FC Academy, and appeared for their MLS senior side in a preseason friendly against FC Copenhagen before their 2019 season while in Abu Dhabi, UAE.[1][2]

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.[3]

While acting as captain in the 2017-2018 season, he was awarded NYCFC U-19s’ Academy Player of the Year recognition.[4] This award was given following the NYCFC Development Academy National Championship over LA Galaxy's U-19 squad in July of 2018.[5]

Benalcazar has committed to playing college soccer at Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, NC.[6]

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.[7]

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Preseason 2019: 30 New York City FC Players Traveling to Abu Dhabi | New York City FC".
  2. "Match Recap: NYCFC 0-2 FC Copenhagen | New York City FC".
  3. "NYCFC Academy Pair in DA Best XI | New York City FC".
  4. "NYCFC Awards: Maxi Moralez Crowned Fans' Player of the Year | New York City FC".
  5. "PHOTOS: NYCFC Takes Home Development Academy U-18/19 Title | New York City FC".
  6. Soccer, Wake Men's (January 23, 2019). "Our next signee is a defender from New York City FC Academy, defender Nico Benalcazar! Nico is rated as a top-40 recruit in the nation and has competed with the U.S. U-18 and U-16 National Teams. #GoDeacspic.twitter.com/0OF2l34dZD". line feed character in |title= at position 87 (help)
  7. "Nicolás Benalcázar, un posible seleccionado de Ecuador". El Universo. September 9, 2018.

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