PLAYER PROFILE: Nelson Martinez #14

Nelson Martinez
Personal information
Date of birth (2001-03-03) March 3, 2001 (age 21)
Place of birth Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
North Carolina FC
Number 14
Youth career
2015–2019 D.C. United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019–2020 Loudoun United 25 (1)
2021– North Carolina FC 52 (1)
International career
2018 United States U18 1 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 16, 2022

Nelson Martinez (born March 3, 2001) is an American soccer player who plays as a defender for North Carolina FC in USL League One.[1][2]


Loudoun United

Martinez made his professional debut on June 5, 2019, in a 3-2 win against Swope Park Rangers.[3] He signed his first professional contract with Loudoun United on June 26, 2020, for the remainder of the 2020 season.[4]

North Carolina FC

In March 2021, Martinez joined North Carolina FC of USL League One.[5]


  1. ^ "Nelson Martinez - uslchampionship.com". www.uslchampionship.com.
  2. ^ "D.C. United". dcut.ussoccerda.com.
  3. ^ Fawcett, Dave (June 28, 2019). "Woodbridge resident Nelson Martinez focused on securing pro contract with Loudoun United". INSIDENOVA. Retrieved January 6, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Loudoun United Sign Defender Nelson Martinez". loudoununitedfc.com. June 26, 2020. Retrieved June 26, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "NCFC Signs Nelson Flores and Nelson Martinez to Contracts for 2021 Season". North Carolina FC. Retrieved 26 March 2021.

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