|Full name||Melvyn Tudor George Nurse|
|Date of birth||11 October 1937|
|Place of birth||Swansea, Wales|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Nurse joined Swansea City, his hometown club, from Manselton Secondary Modern school, at a time when he had already won Schoolboy caps for Wales. At over 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) tall, he quickly made it to Swansea's first team and into the national under-23 side.
Shortly after the Munich air disaster, Manchester United offered a fee of £35,000 for him, but Swansea turned the offer down. Two years later, Middlesbrough came along, and their offer of £25,000, a club record fee, was accepted. Nurse wanted to remain in Wales, but the club made it clear he had no future there if he refused to move.
In 1965, Nurse became unsettled after the appointment of new manager Raich Carter and, with his wife homesick, Middlesbrough placed him on the transfer list. He moved back to the West Country, joining Swindon Town.
His playing days ended when he broke a leg playing for Merthyr Tydfil. He later joined the board of Swansea City, and ran a country club hotel in the city as part of a property empire.
At the start of the 21st century, Swansea was in crisis, and was seeking a new owner. The difficult times saw 7 players sacked, and in November 2001, Nurse resigned from the board. The following day, he bought the club's £801,000 debt from former owners Ninth Floor plc. On 19 January 2002, Swansea was finally sold, after a bitter stand-off with a consortium headed by Nurse which was supported by the majority of the club's fans.
Mel now runs a B&B Hotel in Swansea called Seahaven Hotel