VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Thursday that Whitecaps FC 2 has acquired fullback Nick Salihamidžić on loan from FC Bayern Munich II through the end of the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro season.
Whitecaps FC 2 fullback Nick Salihamidžić
- 23 appearances with FC Bayern Munich II, FC Bayern Munich youth teams from 2019 to 2022
- Joined FC Bayern Munich’s youth academy at age 12 in 2015
“We are excited to welcome Nick to Vancouver as he enters the next step of his career,” said Whitecaps FC sporting director Axel Schuster. “Part of our aim with Whitecaps FC 2 is to help develop players in a competitive environment and guide them to their highest potential. Nick has been a part of a very strong development structure at Bayern Munich and we’re looking forward to working with him.”
Salihamidžić, 19, made two appearances for FC Bayern Munich II last season in the German Regionalliga Bayern division, as well as eight starts and 11 appearances for the club’s U-19 side in A-Juniors Bundesliga Southwest, DFB-Pokal Juniors and UEFA Youth League competition.
During the 2020-21 season, Salihamidžić started one of his five appearances for the U-19 side across all competitions. He also made one start in five appearances during the previous season with the club’s U-17 team across all competitions.
Prior to joining Bayern’s youth system in 2015, Salihamidžić developed at the youth academy of German Regionalliga side SpVgg Unterhaching FC.
TRANSACTION: On July 7, 2022, Whitecaps FC 2 acquire fullback Nick Salihamidžić on loan from FC Bayern Munich II through the end of the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro season.
Weight: 150 pounds
Date of Birth: February 8, 2003, in Munich, Germany
Hometown: Munich, Germany
Citizenship: German, Spanish
Professional Clubs: FC Bayern Munich II (2022)
Youth Teams: FC Bayern Munich (2015-2022), SpVgg Unterhaching FC (TBC)