Gregory Nelson

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Gregory Nelson
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Personal information
Date of birth (1988-01-31) 31 January 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Metalurh Donetsk
Number 8
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 AZ 1 (0)
2009 RBC Roosendaal (loan) 15 (0)
2009–2010 RBC Roosendaal 16 (5)
2010–2012 CSKA Sofia 37 (5)
2012– Metalurh Donetsk 55 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gregory Nelson (born 31 January 1988) is a Dutch professional footballer who currently plays for Metalurh Donetsk. Nelson plays as a winger and is 1.78 m tall.


Born in Amsterdam, he played in the youth teams of AZ.[1] Nelson made his debut for AZ in the Dutch Eredivisie on 30 September 2007 against Heracles Almelo.

He spent the 2009-10 season on loan at RBC Roosendaal. The loan contract had an option to purchase the player, an option which RBC took advantage of on 11 June 2009.[2] Nelson was released by RBC on 11 January 2010.[3]

After six months without a club, he signed for CSKA Sofia in June 2010.[4] In January 2012, he signed for Ukrainian club Metalurh Donetsk on a three-and-a-half year contract.[5][6] On 11 March 2012, Nelson made his official debut for the team from Donetsk, playing the first 74 minutes of the 1:1 home draw with Metalist Kharkiv in a Ukrainian Premier League match.[7]