Nicolas Platter

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Nicolas Platter
Personal information
Full name Nicolas Platter
Date of birth (1981-11-22) November 22, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Los Angeles, California, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Carolina RailHawks
Number 31
Youth career
2000–2004 Davis Aggies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Sacramento Knights
2005–2009 Minnesota Thunder 85 (0)
2010 Carolina RailHawks 10 (0)
2011 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 8 (0)
2012 Carolina RailHawks 0 (0)
2014– Carolina RailHawks 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 11, 2014.

Nicolas Platter (born November 22, 1981 in Los Angeles, California) is an American soccer player who currently is the goalkeeper coach for the Carolina RailHawks, and is also officially registered as the RailHawks' 3rd goalkeeper.



Platter played college soccer at the University of California, Davis, where is generally considered to be one of the most successful goalkeepers in UC Davis history. He finished his career at UC Davis as the all-time shutout leader with 17, and as the career saves leader with 195. He was also his team's captain since 2003. He also played one season with the Sacramento Knights in the National Premier Soccer League.


Platter signed with Minnesota Thunder in 2005, and was used primarily a backup to first-choice keeper Joe Warren, playing in just six first team games in his first two years with the club. Platter emerged as the starting goalkeeper for the team in 2007, eventually logging 1,620 minutes in 18 games played, and has continued to hold the starting goalkeeper position through 2008 and into 2009.

After five years with Minnesota Thunder Platter signed a two-year contract with Carolina RailHawks in March 2010.[1] However, the RailHawks were dissolved following the 2010 season (only to be reborn with new ownership) and all players' contracts voided.[2]

Platter signed with Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League on February 24, 2011.[3]

Platter signed as a player and assistant coach for Carolina RailHawks on March 1, 2012.[4]

After spending the 2013 season out of soccer, Platter rejoined the RailHawks for the 2014 season. He is currently an assistant coach for the RailHawks and does goalkeeping coaching for CASL. [5]


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