PLAYER PROFILE: Nick Holliday #24

Nick Holliday
Personal information
Full name Nicholas Holliday
Date of birth (2006-01-17) January 17, 2006 (age 17)
Place of birth Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Team information
Current team
North Carolina FC
Number 24
Youth career
Triangle United
North Carolina FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2021– North Carolina FC U23 5 (0)
2021– North Carolina FC 26 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 16, 2023

Nicholas Holliday (born January 17, 2006) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for USL League One club North Carolina FC.

Club career

Born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Holliday began playing recreational soccer at the age of four.[1] Growing up, he also played basketball, lacrosse, and baseball.[2] After rising through Triangle United, Holliday joined the youth academy at then USL Championship club North Carolina FC.[1] In 2020, Holliday signed an academy contract with North Carolina FC, allowing him to play matches while keeping NCAA eligibility.[1]

On May 19, 2021, Holliday made his debut for North Carolina FC U23, the club's USL League Two affiliate, against West Virginia United, starting and playing 45 minutes in the 0–2 defeat.[3]

Holliday made his professional debut for North Carolina FC in USL League One on June 20, 2021 against Chattanooga Red Wolves. He made 10 saves for North Carolina FC despite the club losing 2–3.[2] During his debut, he became the youngest USL League One player to appear for an independent club in league history.[2] On May 21, 2022, Holliday earned his first professional shutout during a 1-0 victory over Greenville Triumph SC.[4]

International career

Holliday was called in to the United States U-17 national team training camp in November 2021 and again in January 2022.[5]

Career statistics


As of 8 June 2022[6]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
North Carolina FC U23 2021[7] USL League Two 5 0 5 0
North Carolina FC 2021 USL League One 2 0 2 0
Career total 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0


  1. ^ a b c Michaels, Megan (June 13, 2021). "Nicholas Holliday: 15-year-old Professional Athlete". Falcon Post HS. Retrieved August 5, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Ware, Lindsey (July 1, 2021). "Fifteen-year-old Chapel Hill native dazzles in pro debut with North Carolina FC". Daily Tar Heel. Retrieved August 5, 2021.
  3. ^ "West Virginia United 2–0 North Carolina FC U23". USL League Two.
  4. ^ "MATCH RECAP: North Carolina FC Snap Triumph's Winning Streak". May 21, 2022. Retrieved May 31, 2022.
  5. ^ "North Carolina FC's Nick Holliday Selected to U.S. U-17 Men's Youth National Team Camp". Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  6. ^ Nick Holliday at Soccerway
  7. ^ "Nick Holliday". USL League Two.

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