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 33)
Place of birth Derby, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
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 (12)
National team
2007–2009 England C 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03:21, 10 March 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Kevin John Nicholson (born 2 October 1980 in Derby, England) is an English footballer. An ex England C team defender; he has currently been capped 4 times with the number 3 shirt on every occasion.


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 Andrew 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]


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