PLAYER PROFILE: Daniel Navarro

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Daniel Navarro
Personal information
Full name Daniel Nepomuceno Navarro
Date of birth (1991-08-22) August 22, 1991 (age 32)
Place of birth Hyannis, Massachusetts, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Position(s) Defender, Defensive midfielder
Team information
Current team
North Carolina FC
Number 5
Youth career
Avaí FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Toledo 5 (0)
2014 São José-PA 5 (0)
2014–2015 Santo André
2015 Dom Bosco
2015 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 5 (0)
2017 SC São Paulo 1 (0)
2018–2019 El Paso Locomotive 3 (0)
2019Chattanooga Red Wolves (loan) 3 (0)
2020 Oakland Roots 4 (0)
2021–2022 Chattanooga Red Wolves 37 (1)
2023– North Carolina FC 0 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of December 12, 2022

Daniel Nepomuceno Navarro (born August 22, 1991) is an American professional soccer player of Brazilian descent who currently plays as a defender for North Carolina FC in USL League One.



After time playing in Brazil, Navarro moved to North American Soccer League side Fort Lauderdale Strikers on April 3, 2015.[citation needed]

On December 4, 2016 Sport Club São Paulo announced the signing of the player for the Campeonato Gaúcho 2017 and Campeonato Brasileiro Série D 2017. [1]

In September 2018, Navarro was announced as a new acquisition for USL Championship side El Paso Locomotive FC ahead of their inaugural season in 2019.[2] He was later loaned to USL League One side Chattanooga Red Wolves SC in July 2019 for the remainder of the season.[3]

In February 2020, Navarro signed with Oakland Roots SC of the National Independent Soccer Association.[4]

On February 6, 2021, Navarro returned to Chattanooga Red Wolves on a permanent deal.[5]

Navarro missed the first half of the 2022 season with injury, but returned to help with the club's run to the league playoff final. At the end of the 2022 season, he was given All League First Team honors and announced as a finalist for USL League One Defender of the Year.[6]

On December 12, 2022, Navarro signed with North Carolina FC as a free agent.[7]


  2. ^ "El Paso USL Continues to Expand Roster". Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  3. ^ "El Paso Locomotive FC's Daniel Navarro returns to Chattanooga Red Wolves SC". Archived from the original on August 29, 2019. Retrieved August 29, 2019.
  4. ^ "Roots Sign Trio with Prior US Soccer Pro Experience". Oakland Roots SC. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  5. ^ Publicist, Staff (February 5, 2021). "Former USL Championship and 2019 Loanee Daniel Navarro Signs to Chattanooga". Chattanooga Red Wolves SC.
  6. ^ "2022 USL League One Awards Finalists Unveiled". October 27, 2022.
  7. ^ "NCFC signs veteran defender Daniel Navarro". December 12, 2022.

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