Nick Zimmerman

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Nick Zimmerman
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Personal information
Full name Nicholas Zimmerman
Date of birth (1987-05-03) May 3, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Tampa, Florida, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Winger, Forward
Youth career
2005–2008 James Madison Dukes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 New York Red Bulls 11 (0)
2009 Crystal Palace Baltimore (loan) 2 (0)
2010 Philadelphia Union 8 (0)
2010 Harrisburg City Islanders (loan) 2 (2)
2011–2014 Carolina RailHawks 60 (21)
2015 Wilmington Hammerheads 14 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 16, 2015.

Nick Zimmerman (born May 3, 1987 in Tampa, Florida) is an American soccer player.


College and amateur[edit]

Zimmerman played college soccer for James Madison University from 2005 to 2008. In his four years with James Madison, he appeared in 75 matches scoring 13 goals. He was primarily used as a central midfielder. In 2007 he also played club soccer for a top Florida youth club, HC United. He also played for Brandon Flames and Temple Terrace Spirit.


Zimmerman was drafted in the third round (44th overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by New York Red Bulls. His play in pre-season earned him a contract with the Major League Soccer club. He made his debut for the team on 20 March 2009 in a friendly against Portland Timbers which ended in a scoreless draw.

Zimmerman was briefly sent on loan to Crystal Palace Baltimore in the USL Second Division in May 2009.[1] He made his professional debut for Palace on May 15, 2009, in a 1–0 win against Western Mass Pioneers,[2] and made his MLS debut for New York on June 4, 2009, as a second-half substitute in a 2–0 defeat to D.C. United.[3]

Zimmerman was selected by Philadelphia Union in the 2009 MLS Expansion Draft on November 25, 2009.[4] He also spent time on loan with Harrisburg City Islanders in the USL Second Division. He was waived by Philadelphia on March 1, 2011.[5]

He signed with Carolina RailHawks FC of the North American Soccer League in April 2011.[6] In December 2011, Carolina re-signed Zimmerman for the 2012 season.[7] Zimmerman scored 15 goals for the Railhawks in 2012 and was named to the 2012 NASL Best XI.[8]

After an injury-ravaged 2014, Zimmerman left Carolina and signed with United Soccer League club Wilmington Hammerheads on March 12, 2015.[9]


In 2001 Zimmerman played for the United States Under-15 national team.

Career statistics[edit]

Updated 17 August 2011

All-time career performance
Club Season United States MLS U.S. Open Cup MLS Cup CONCACAF Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
New York Red Bulls
2009 11 0 1 0 - - 12 0
Philadelphia Union
2010 8 0 1 0 - - 9 0
MLS Total 19 0 2 0 - - 21 0
Club Season United States NASL U.S. Open Cup MLS Cup CONCACAF Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Carolina RailHawks
2011 19 6 - - - - 19 6
NASL Total 19 6 0 0 - - 40 6


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