Nicky Salapu

Nicky Vitolio Salapu is a former American Samoan footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He previously played for PanSa East from 2000 to 2008 and 2008 to 2011, before leaving for Indonesian side Mitra Kukar in 2012. He played in American Samoa's 31–0 loss to Australia, where he was the only player from the senior squad remaining after the rest of the squad was ruled ineligible due to holding Samoan, rather than US, passports.Salapu conceded a total of 91 goals in the 2002 and 2006 World Cup qualifiers, while also starting in American Samoa's first ever official FIFA World Cup qualifiers win. After the game, Salapu said: "I feel like a champ right now. Finally I'm going to put the past behind me."His stint with the American Samoa national team was covered in the 2014 documentary Next Goal Wins, and the 2023 biographical comedy-drama also called Next Goal Wins.