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Youth Boys Sep 18, 2018

Former D.C. area star Nicholas Gioacchini finds success in France

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Former D.C. area standout Nicholas “Niko” Gioacchini has been nominated for best soccer player in the Paris region born in 2000 for the 2017/18 season. The 18-year-old attacker is currently with French club SM Caen and has already netted five goals in five games thus far.

He is competed in the French region highlighted during the 2018 World Cup as fertile football producing ground, having developed top players as Mbappe and Zidane. Gioacchini had a strong last season bringing his team to the round of 16 having scored all the game goals during regulation time, in France’s top U19 tournament.

After signing with SM Caen in May 2018, Gioacchini is now playing with both the reserve team and the U-19 side. The highlight of his five goals came agains his former team, PFC U19 Nationaux, when Gioacchini netted both goals in a 2-1 victory. He has since begun training with the first team.

Before heading to France, Gioacchini spent much of his youth career in Maryland where he played for Bethesda Soccer Club, Cerritos Soccer Academy, D.C. United Academy, Olney Soccer Club and ESSA Soccer Academy.