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 27 (1)
National team
2018 United States U18 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 31, 2021

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 -".
  2. ^ "D.C. United".
  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". 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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