|Full name||Alex Tchuimeni-Nimely|
|Date of birth||11 May 1991|
|Place of birth||Monrovia, Liberia|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2006–2008||Coton de Garoua||9||(5)|
|2011||→ Middlesbrough (loan)||9||(0)|
|2012||→ Coventry City (loan)||17||(1)|
|2013||→ Crystal Palace (loan)||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 14 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Alex Tchuimeni-Nimely (born 11 May 1991), commonly known as Alex Nimely, is a Liberian-born English footballer who plays as a forward for League One side Port Vale. He is the elder brother of Liberia international Sylvanus Nimely.
An England under-20 international, he played for Mighty Barrolle (Liberia) and Coton de Garoua (Cameroon) before joining Manchester City in 2008. He spent six years at the club but only played one Premier League game, and instead spent time on loan at Middlesbrough, Coventry City, and Crystal Palace. He signed with Port Vale in November 2014.
Born in Monrovia, Liberia, Nimely began his career at Liberian Premier League side Mighty Barrolle, who won the league title in 2006. He moved on to Cameroonian side Coton de Garoua, who won the Elite One title in 2006, 2007 and 2007–08 seasons.
He went on trial with Manchester City in December 2007 before going on to sign a four-year deal with the club in January 2008. He helped City win the FA Youth Cup in 2008. He made his Premier League debut during a 6–1 win over Burnley at Turf Moor on 3 April 2010. He signed a new four-year contract with the club the following month.
He featured in a 1–1 draw with Juventus at the Stadio Olimpico di Torino on 16 December 2010 that ensured City won their UEFA Europa League group; he was taken off for Pablo Zabaleta on 61 minutes.
On 17 September 2011, he signed a three-month loan deal with Championship side Middlesbrough. His first appearance came in the League Cup three days later as "Boro" were beaten 2–1 by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. He went on to make nine league appearances at the club, though did not start another game. On 12 January 2012, he signed a loan deal with Coventry City until the end of the 2011–12 season after manager Andy Thorn described him as a "hot young prospect". He scored his first goal in the Football League on his "Sky Blues" debut in a 3–1 victory over former club Middlesbrough at the Ricoh Arena.
On 10 January 2013, he signed on loan with Crystal Palace until the end of the 2012–13 season, with manager Ian Holloway stating that "I've admired him for a couple of years". He made his debut two days later, coming on as a substitute in a 1–0 defeat at Burnley. He played only one further game for the "Eagles" before returning to the City of Manchester Stadium.
Nimely signed a contract with League One side Port Vale in November 2014 to keep him at Vale Park until the end of the 2014–15 season. He began training with Bolton Wanderers in January 2015. The next month he was disciplined by "Valiants" manager Rob Page after staying away from Vale Park without permission. In March he again missed training without permission. Whilst still missing from training he offered to play for Coventry City for free but his offer was rejected by manager Tony Mowbray, who said the player did not perform well during his time at Middlesbrough when Mowbray was manager there.
In May 2010, Nimely rejected a call-up from Liberia for 2010 World Cup qualifiers and declared to the press that he had chosen to play for England, as his father is English. He was called up to the under-20 squad for the 2009 U-20 World Cup in Egypt. He scored a goal in a 1–1 draw with Uzbekistan at the Mubarak International Stadium on 2 October. This was the only goal England scored in the tournament, and they were eliminated at the Group Stage. He received his first call up to the under-21 side in November 2011 but was forced to withdraw from the squad due to injury.
Nimely was fined £600 and banned from driving for 18 months after admitting to driving with excess alcohol in January 2014; he had been charged after crashing his car in Manchester. He has a younger brother, Sylvanus, who plays in Liberia and has been capped for the senior Liberia squad.
|Season||Club||Division||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|2008–09||Manchester City||Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011–12||Coventry City (loan)||17||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||17||1|
|2012–13||Manchester City||Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012–13||Crystal Palace (loan)||Championship||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0|
|2013–14||Manchester City||Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014–15||Port Vale||League One||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
- with Manchester City
- FA Youth Cup winner: 2008
- "Premier League Player Profile". Premier League. Retrieved 19 April 2011.
- "Burnley 1–6 Man City" BBC Sport. 3 April 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
- Barbuti, Jon (16 December 2010). "Juventus 1 - 1 Man City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
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- "Man City loan Alex Tchuimeni-Nimely to Coventry City". BBC Sport. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
- "Coventry 3–1 Middlesbrough", BBC Sport. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
- "Crystal Palace sign Alex Nimely from Manchester City". BBC Sport. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
- Smith, Pete (27 November 2014). "Alex Nimely signing confirmed". The Sentinel. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
- Baggaley, Mike (22 January 2015). "Alex Nimely training with Bolton Wanderers". The Sentinel. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- Baggaley, Mike (12 February 2015). "Valiants take disciplinary action against Alex Nimely". The Sentinel. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
- Baggaley, Mike (19 March 2015). "Striker Alex Nimely goes AWOL". The Sentinel. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
- "Coventry boss rejects Nimely move because AWOL striker 'didn't cut it' at Middlesbrough". The Sentinel. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
- England WC squad announcement The FA
- Harris, Sarah Ann (27 January 2014). "Manchester City striker Alex Nimely admits drink-driving after crashing into parked cars". The Express. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
- Boy Dolo, Edwin. "Sylvanus Nimely Rising to Fame". liberiansoccer.com. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "Games played by Alex Nimely in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
- "Games played by Alex Nimely in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
- "Games played by Alex Nimely in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
- "Games played by Alex Nimely in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
- "Games played by Alex Nimely in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
- "Games played by Alex Nimely in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
- "Games played by Alex Nimely in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2013.