Nicolas Samayoa

Nicolas Samayoa
Nicolas Samayoa
Nicolas Samayoa
Real Name: Nicolas Samayoa
HT: 6' 2" WT: 175
Age: 23 (08/02/1995)
Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Hometown: Guatemala City, Guatemala

Updated June 27, 2018


  • Selected by New England in the fourth round of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, becoming the third player in Florida Gulf Coast history to join MLS.
  • Sent on loan to USL side las Vegas Lights FC on June 11.
  • Four-year standout at Florida Gulf Coast with 66 appearances and 65 starts from 2014-17.
  • Unanimous 2017 Atlantic SUN Defensive Player of the Year and a three-time all-conference selection.
  • Native of Guatemala City; holds dual citizenship with Guatemala and the United States.

MLS CAREER (2018): Selected by the New England Revolution in the fourth round (78th overall) of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft…Joined the club for the beginning of preseason on Jan. 22…Has yet to make an MLS appearance in rookie campaign…Earned two selections to 18-man matchday squad…Made Revolution debut in U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round match at Louisville on June 5…Currently on loan with the USL's Las Vegas Lights FC since June 11…(3/10) vs. NYC: Earned first professional selection to the 18-man matchday squad…(5/26) at VAN: Made second appearance on the matchday roster.

COLLEGE CAREER (FLORIDA GULF COAST): Four-year starter played primarily in central defense…Anchored FGCU’s backline from 2014-17, appearing in 66 matches with 65 starts…Tied for the seventh most games played in school history…Tallied six goals and four assists…Earned a 2017 United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region First-Team selection and was the unanimous 2017 ASUN Defensive Player of the Year as a senior…Named to ASUN First Team as a junior after FGCU surrendered only six goals in conference action…As a sophomore, received second-team all-conference nod after making 12 starts…Played all 90 minutes in 18-of-19 starts as a freshman.

2017 (Senior): Made 15 starts and recorded three goals with one assist…Unanimously named the Atlantic SUN Defensive Player of the Year…Received second first-team all-conference selection and a 2017 United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region First-Team nod.

2016 (Junior): Selected to ASUN First Team after appearing in 20 games with 19 starts…Helped FGCU’s backline to only six goals allowed in conference play, second fewest in the league…Logged 1,628 minutes, third most on the team…Played and started in all 19 regular season games…Came off the bench in the NCAA Tournament Second Round match at North Carolina on Nov. 20, the only substitute appearances of collegiate career.

2015 (Sophomore): Earned first all-conference honors as an ASUN Second Team member…Started 12 games and recorded 1,115 minutes, fourth most on the team…Helped FGCU to an unprecedented sixth straight ASUN regular season championship with a league record of 4-0-1, allowing only one goal in conference action…Helped the Eagles pace the conference in goals allowed (13), goals-against average (0.88), and shutouts (seven).

2014 (Freshman): Started 19 games for the Green and Blue as a central defender…Played all 90 minutes in 18 appearances…Anchored backline to a conference-best 15 goals allowed in league action, including nine shutouts…Part of the defensive unit that recorded a shutout streak of more than 495 minutes.

NATIONAL TEAM (GUATEMALA): Member of the Under-20 Guatemala National Team...Selected by head coach Carlos Ruiz to participate in the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship…Available on the bench for six matches in the tournament, but did not appear in a match.

PERSONAL: Nicknamed “Nico”…Dual citizen of Guatemala and the United States…Raised in Guatemala before moving to Florida for school at the age of 18…Graduate of Valle Verde High School in 2013… Majored in management…Favorite athlete is Spanish soccer player Sergio Ramos.  

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