Kevin Nicholson (footballer)

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Kevin Nicholson
Personal information
Full name Kevin John Nicholson[1]
Date of birth (1980-10-02) 2 October 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Derby, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Kidderminster Harriers
Number 28
Youth career
199?–1998 Sheffield Wednesday
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Sheffield Wednesday 1 (0)
2001 Forest Green Rovers (loan) 1 (0)
2001 Northampton Town 7 (0)
2001–2004 Notts County 95 (3)
2004 Scarborough (loan) 13 (1)
2004–2006 Scarborough 82 (4)
2006–2007 Forest Green Rovers 44 (6)
2007–2014 Torquay United 272 (13)
2014– Kidderminster Harriers 33 (1)
National team
2007–2009 England C 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:30, 15 February 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Kevin John Nicholson (born 2 October 1980) is an English footballer currently playing for Kidderminster Harriers. An ex-England C team defender; he has been capped four times with the number 3 shirt on every occasion.


Born in Derby. Nicholson began his career as a trainee with Sheffield Wednesday, turning professional in August 1998. His first team debut came on 28 August 2000 when he replaced Andy Hinchcliffe as a first-half substitute in Wednesday's 1–1 draw at home to Blackburn Rovers.[2] However, this was his only first team appearance for Wednesday as he was allowed to join Forest Green Rovers on loan in January 2001, before moving to Northampton Town on a free transfer the following month.

In March 2001, Nicholson joined Notts County on a free transfer,[3] and soon became a regular in the County side. He joined Scarborough on loan in March 2004,[4] scoring on his debut[5] and moved to Scarborough on a free transfer at the end of the season.[6] He was a regular in Scarborough's Conference National side for the next two seasons, but left in May 2006 to join Forest Green Rovers[7] after Scarborough's relegation to the Conference North amid financial problems that would see the club dissolved a year later.[8]

His form with Forest Green earned Nicholson a call-up to the England C squad for the Home Internationals, and suggestions of a move back to the football league with Barnet, managed by England C boss Paul Fairclough.[9] However, Nicholson joined Torquay United on a free transfer on 20 June 2007.[10]

He spent seven years with Torquay but after their relegation from the Football League in May 2014 he was released by the club.[11]

On 7 August 2014, Nicholson signed non-contract terms with Kidderminster Harriers.[12] On 9 August 2014, he made his debut for Kidderminster in a goalless draw away at Lincoln City. On 1 November 2014, he scored his first goal for the Harriers against former club Torquay United. On 15 November 2014, Nicholson signed a contract with Kidderminster Harriers until the end of the season.[13]


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