Chris Nanco

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Chris Nanco
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Nanco with Bethlehem Steel in 2017
Personal information
Full name Christopher Lenroy Nanco
Date of birth (1995-02-15) February 15, 1995 (age 26)
Place of birth North York, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Forge FC
Number 11
Youth career
Brampton Youth SC
Sigma FC
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Syracuse Orange 84 (21)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Sigma FC 9 (1)
2017–2018 Bethlehem Steel 60 (9)
2019– Forge FC 31 (6)
National team
2011 Canada U17 7 (2)
2015 Canada U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 August 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 April 2017

Christopher Lenroy Nanco (born February 15, 1995) is a Canadian soccer player who plays for Forge FC of the Canadian Premier League.

Club career[edit]

Youth and college[edit]

Nanco played four years of college soccer at Syracuse University between 2013 and 2016, where he scored 21 goals and tallied 7 assists in 84 appearances.[1]

Sigma[edit]

In the summer while attending Syracuse University, Nanco played for Sigma FC in League1 Ontario.[2][3][4]

Bethlehem Steel[edit]

On January 17, 2017, Nanco was selected 55th overall in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft by Philadelphia Union.[5][6] He signed with the Union's United Soccer League side Bethlehem Steel, now known as Philadelphia Union II, on March 9, 2017.[7] In Nanco's first season with the team he made a total of 28 appearances for the club, starting eighteen matches and coming off the bench a further ten times.[8] Further, Nanco had four goals.[8] During Nanco's second season, he made 32 appearances, with eleven starts, twenty-one substitute appearances, and five goals.[8]

Nanco was released by Bethlehem Steel at the end of the 2018 season.[9]

Forge FC[edit]

Nanco was among the first two players signed to the newly established Hamilton Forge FC of the Canadian Premier League on November 29, 2018.[10] In the 2019 Canadian Premier League season, Nanco helped Forge finish in second place overall, which qualified them for the finals. There, they faced Cavalry FC, and Nanco got an assist in the only goal of the game during the first leg in Hamilton.[11] Overall, Nanco made twenty-seven appearances and scored four goals in his first season with Forge.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of matches played on December 8, 2020[12]
Club Season League Cup Other[a] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bethlehem Steel 2017 USL Championship 28 4 - - 28 4
2018 32 5 - - 32 5
Total 60 9 0 0 0 0 60 9
Forge FC 2019 Canadian Premier League 26 4 1 0 2 1 29 5
2020 5 2 0 0 2 0 7 2
Total 31 6 1 0 4 1 36 7
Career Total 86 13 1 0 4 1 96 16

International career[edit]

Nanco represented Canada at under-17 and under-20 levels.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Forge FC

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All appearances in the CONCACAF League

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chris Nanco - Men's Soccer". Syracuse University Athletics. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Christopher Nanco 2016 profile". League1 Ontario. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  3. ^ "2015 match report". League1 Ontario. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  4. ^ "2014 match report". League1 Ontario. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  5. ^ "17' SuperDraft: Chris Nanco". Philadelphia Union. Archived from the original on 2017-04-16. Retrieved 2017-04-16.
  6. ^ Kramer, Lindsay (18 January 2017). "2 more Syracuse soccer players taken in MLS SuperDraft". Syracuse.com. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Bethlehem Steel FC signs former Syracuse star Chris Nanco". Mcall.com. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  8. ^ a b c d "Canada - C. Nanco - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2020-08-06.
  9. ^ "Bethlehem Steel FC Announces Roster Moves with 2019 In Mind". Archived from the original on 2018-11-21. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  10. ^ Neil Davidson (29 November 2018). "Ledgerwood, Bekker highlight first wave of Canadian Premier League signings". Prince George Citizen. Archived from the original on 29 November 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Forge FC edges Cavalry FC in wild first leg of CPL final - Sportsnet.ca". www.sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 2019-10-27.
  12. ^ "Canada - C. Nanco - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". ca.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2020-12-10.

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