Nick Besler

Nick Besler
Nick Besler
Nick Besler
Real Name: Nick Besler
HT: 6' 1" WT: 165
Age: 28 (05/07/1993)
Birthplace: Overland Park, Kansas
Hometown: Overland Park, KS

Acquired: Signed with Real Salt Lake from Real Monarchs on August 24, 2017.


College: Notre Dame

Professional Career

2020 Real Salt Lake: Besler played a total of 569 minutes in 12 appearances for RSL in 2020, including 6 starts.

2019 Real Salt Lake: In his second season with the club, Besler played 727 minutes across 17 appearances, including seven starts. Besler scored one goal and recorded a career-high two assists.

2018 Real Salt Lake: In his first full season with RSL, Besler played in 22 matches at center back for the club, making 15 starts. Besler totaled 1,431 minutes.

2017 Real Monarchs: Besler signed with the Real Monarchs prior to the 2017 season and was named team captain. He started all 30 of his appearances and tallied three goals and one assist. Besler was promoted to Real Salt Lake on August 24, 2017.

2015-2016 Portland Timbers 2: As a 2013 College Cup champion with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Besler was drafted by the Timbers in the first round (fifth overall) in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft and was with the club for two seasons, but did not make a first team appearance. Instead, Besler spent two seasons on loan with USL Portland Timbers 2. Besler made his professional debut on March 30, 2015 in a 3-1 victory over Real Monarchs on his way to 50 appearances for the club. Besler scored his first professional goal in the 2016 season opener on March 27, 2016 in a match against Swope Park.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2021Real Salt Lake65047012010010
2020Real Salt Lake126056903110020
2019Real Salt Lake177172723215040
2018Real Salt Lake22151143102113010
2017Real Salt Lake00000000000
2016Portland Timbers00000000000
2015Portland Timbers00000000000
Career Totals-573323197310448080
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