Attacking Midfielder, Marcelo Nicolas Lodeiro Benitez famously known as Nicolas Lodeiro is a professional footballer from Uruguay who currently plays for American side Seattle Sounders FC and Uruguayan national team. He started his senior career with club Nacional in 2007.
Nicolas was born on March 21, 1989, in Paysandu, which is the border to Argentina. He is of Uruguayan nationality and his ethnicity is Uruguayans. Born with the great wisdom and talents, his star sign is Aries. Nicolas was born to Afonso and Isabel Lodeiro.
Nicolas was a natural athlete. His youth career began with Barrio Obrero and then played for Nacional for four years.
Nicolas debuted professionally for Nacional in 2007, went on to play in 43 games and scored nine goals. He joined Dutch side Ajax in January 2010 with a contract for two years where he played with his fellow Uruguayans Bruno Silva and Luis Suarez.
He stayed with Ajax until 2012 and had two goals in 21 appearances. He then agreed to a four-year contract with Botafogo and kicked 7 goals in 47 appearances. He then moved to Corinthians on a four-year deal for a reported fee of $4.5 million.
Nicolas joined American professional soccer based club in Seattle Sounders FC in 2016. He kicked his first goal for the Sounders against Real Salt Lake on August 14, 2016.
Nicolas made his full international debut in 2009 and has earned forty caps for his nation Uruguay since then. He was the part of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2011 Copa America with other players like Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez, Diego Forlan.
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Personal Life & Affair
Nicolas married his long-term girlfriend, Micaela with whom he has a son, Leandro who is 1 years old now. They celebrated their wedding in the mid of February in 2017.
The lovely couple is living happily with each other. There is no any issue of separation between them. Currently, they are expecting another child, which will be born in late 2017.
Besides his career, he is quite connected with his father, mother, and siblings. He is close to his teammates including Clint Dempsey, Jordan Morris, and Roman Torres.
He has reached the age of 28 now. He has a good height of 5 ft 7 inch, which is around 1.7m. He has a balanced weight of 152 lbs.
His current and highest transfer fee is known to be around $6.51 million dollars when he transferred to the Seattle Sounders F.C. As per the sources, his net worth might be around $2 million dollars as per the speculation. His current salary is $1,743,428 a year.