Player Details

Name

Nicolas Benezet

Pronunciation

nik-uh-luhs ben-eh-ZAY

Height

5' 7"

Weight

143 lbs

Date of Birth

2.24.1991 (30)

Birthplace

Montpellier, France

Position

Midfielder

Position Detail

Unknown

Preferred Side

Unknown

Footedness

Right

Roster Category

Senior

Player Category

International
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

Hometown: Montpellier, France
Birth date: February 24, 1991
Acquired: From Toronto FC on 1/14 in exchange for $50,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM).

MLS 

2020 

  • Acquired via trade from Toronto FC on 1/14 
  • Played 491 minutes in five starts among 12 appearances during 18-game regular season 
  • Made Rapids debut against Real Salt Lake on 7/12 
  • Assisted on Kellyn Acosta’s goal against Sporting KC at MLS is Back Tournament on 7/17 
  • Assisted on Kei Kamara’s goal against Minnesota United FC at MLS is Back Tournament on 7/22 
  • Assisted on Andre Shinyashiki’s goal against Seattle Sounders FC on 11/1 
  • Started and played 45 minutes in Colorado’s first-round playoff loss at Minnesota United FC 

2019 

  • Joined Toronto FC on loan from EA Guingamp (France) on 7/30 
  • Made Toronto FC debut as a substitute against New York Red Bulls on 8/3 
  • Scored first MLS goal against New England Revolution on 8/31 
  • Scored against FC Cincinnati on 9/7 
  • Started all four MLS Cup Playoff games and scored against Atlanta United FC in the Eastern Conference Final en route to MLS Cup Final  

OTHER PROFESSIONAL

  • In 2010, he signed his first professional contract with Nîmes Olympique.
  • Made 59 appearances with 11 goals and 12 assists over three seasons. 
  • After his time with Nîmes, the winger joined club Évian, where he made 42 appearances in two seasons.
  • Went on loan to SM Caen in 2015, appearing in 12 matches and scoring four goals.
  • Overall, he made 130 appearances in top French league, Ligue 1, with 18 goals and 13 assists.
  • Spent four seasons with Guingamp where he made 86 combined appearances, registering 12 goals and 10 assists over four seasons with the club.
  • He was part of the squad that finished runners-up in the 2018-19 Coupe de la Ligue. 

INTERNATIONAL

  • Represented France at the youth level, making three appearances with the U-20 national team, scoring two goals.
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