PLAYER PROFILE: Louis Perez



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Louis Perez
Perez with Pittsburgh Riverhounds in 2021
Personal information
Date of birth (1997-06-11) June 11, 1997 (age 26)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Team information
Current team
North Carolina FC
Number 8
Youth career
2005–2007 CO Vincennes
2007–2011 Paris Saint-Germain
2011–2013 Poissy
2013–2014 Paris Saint-Germain
2014–2017 Troyes
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2020 UCF Knights 50 (7)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Troyes II 33 (0)
2021 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 26 (2)
2022 FC Tucson 26 (5)
2023– North Carolina FC 30 (7)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22:25, 18 October 2023 (UTC)

Louis Perez (born 11 June 1997) is a French footballer who plays as a midfielder for North Carolina FC in USL League One.

Career

Youth

Perez spent time with various teams in France, including CO Vincennes, Paris Saint-Germain, AS Poissy and ESTAC Troyes, the latter of which he appeared for the club's second team in the CFA.[1][2]

College

In 2017, Perez moved to the United States to play college soccer at the University of Central Florida. In three seasons with the Golden Knights, Perez made 50 appearances, scoring 7 goals and tallying 16 assists. In 2019, his last full season for UCF before the COVID-19 pandemic saw the 2020 season cancelled, Perez was the team's second-leading scorer with four goals and 11 assists, which was one-off a school single-season record. Perez's 11 assists were fourth in the NCAA and led Perez to be named as second-team All-American Athletic Conference. In 2018, Perez was named the AAC Midfielder of the Year and a third-team All-American by the United Soccer Coaches, helping UCF to the AAC regular-season title.[3]

Professional

On 17 February 2021, Perez signed his first professional contract, joining USL Championship side Pittsburgh Riverhounds.[4][5] Perez made his professional debut on May 8, 2021, appearing as a 61st-minute substitute in a 3–0 loss to Tampa Bay Rowdies.[6]

On 3 February 2022, Perez made the move to USL League One side FC Tucson.[7]

Following Tucson's voluntary relegation to USL League Two, Perez signed with USL League One club North Carolina FC.[8]

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