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

Winger

Preferred Side

Left/Right

Footedness

Right
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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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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