Nicolas Mezquida

Nicolas Mezquida
Nicolas Mezquida
Nicolas Mezquida
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Forward/Midfielder
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Real Name: Nicolás Mezquida
HT: 5' 6" WT: 150
Age: 24 (01/21/1992)
Birthplace: Paysandú, Uruguay
Hometown: Montevideo, Uruguay

HOW ACQUIRED: Transfer from Boston River on Feb. 5, 2014.

PRONUNCIATION: mez-KEE-dah

Mezquida is a positionally versatile attacker who has slotted into a number of roles since joining the Whitecaps. A secondary option on set pieces, Mezquida is proficient at both setting up teammates and taking the final shot on a build-up of play.

INTERNATIONAL: He represented Uruguay on both the U-15 and U-17 levels, playing in the 2009 U-17 World Cup.

OUTSIDE MLS: Mezquida had something of a nomadic existence prior to joining the Whitecaps. Starting his career at Uruguayan powerhouse Peñarol, he joined the first team in 2008, and won the 2009-10 Primera Division title. While with Peñarol, he went on loan to Norwegian sides Brann and Lillestrom. He subsequently joined Uruguayan club Centro Atletico Fenix, and then went on loan to Rampla Juniors in the second division, before moving to another second division side, Boston River.

NOTES: Won the 2015 Amway Canadian Championship with Vancouver, and also played in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League group stage.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2016Vancouver Whitecaps FC2515312501471818210
2015Vancouver Whitecaps FC181219321281229330
2014Vancouver Whitecaps FC1442418011511100
Career Totals-5731626002863558640
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