Nicolas Mezquida

Nicolas Mezquida
Nicolas Mezquida
Nicolas Mezquida
Real Name: Nicolás Mezquida
HT: 5' 6" WT: 150
Age: 28 (01/21/1992)
Birthplace: Paysandú, Uruguay
Hometown: Montevideo, Uruguay

HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Vancouver on Dec. 9, 2018. Re-signed on November 25, 2019.


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. Since arriving in 2014 in MLS he's scored 12 goals and added a quartet of assists in over 4,000 minutes of regular season 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.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2019Colorado Rapids3211414056662728240
2018Vancouver Whitecaps FC21939661361211000
2017Vancouver Whitecaps FC2082686112414210
2016Vancouver Whitecaps FC2817413951501919310
2015Vancouver Whitecaps FC181219321281229330
2014Vancouver Whitecaps FC1442418011511100
Career Totals-1336116580210203791121190
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