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Nazmi Albadawi

Nazmi Albadawi

Sector : Sports, Athletes

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: United States
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1991
  • Age: 26
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Nazmi Albadawi "born in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States on August  24, 1991" is an American soccer player who plays as a midfielder for North Carolina FC in the NASL. He played college soccer at North Carolina State University.

Albadawi was born in Raleigh after his parents left Kuwait following the outbreak of the first Gulf War. After finishing his collegiate career at NC State he joined the Railhawks, initially captaining the U-23 side. He made the jump to the senior team in 2014.

Albadawi is coming off a breakout 2016 season- setting a NASL record for assists in a season (10) and logging the most minutes in the team. His performances earned him a nomination for the NASL's Golden Ball Award.


High School & Youth

Albadawi played club soccer for Triangle United Soccer Association, where he contributed to 3 consecutive USYSA Region III Championships from 2008 to 2010.

He played high school soccer for the Athens Drive High School Jaguars of Raleigh, NC. He was a 4-year letter winner, winning all-conference selection three times, and all-region honors as a senior. He finished his high school career with 35 goals and 60 assists in 88 games.


Albadawi played four years of college soccer at NC State between 2010 and 2013 and prior to that a year at Wake Technical Community College. On November 9, 2013, he scored a game winner in overtime against in-state rivals UNC.

 While at college, Albadawi appeared for NPSL club Carolina RailHawks U-23's in 2012 and 2013.


Albadawi signed with NASL club Carolina RailHawks on April 11, 2014. On May 28, 2014, he netted his first career goal in a 2-0 win over the Charlotte Eagles in the 2nd round of the Lamar Hunt U.S Open Cup. On October 12, 2014, he was named NASL Player of the week after hitting one goal and one assist in a win against the San Antonio Scorpions. On December 1, 2014, the Railhawks decided to use his option on his contract, adding him to next years roster. In the 2016 Season he was named team captain.

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