Nicky Deverdics

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Nicky Deverdics
Personal information
Full name Nicholas Ferenc Deverdics
Date of birth (1987-11-24) 24 November 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dover Athletic
Number 17
Youth career
2004–2006 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Gateshead 15 (1)
2006–2007 Bedlington Terriers 12 (0)
2007–2008 Gretna 31 (3)
2008–2010 Barnet 51 (2)
2010–2011 Blyth Spartans 46 (2)
2011 BÍ/Bolungarvík 24 (4)
2012 Team Northumbria 4 (5)
2012 Alfreton Town 6 (0)
2013 TB Tvøroyri 22 (1)
2014 Tadcaster Albion 4 (0)
2014– Dover Athletic 17 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:55, 16 November 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Nicholas Ferenc "Nicky" Deverdics (born 24 November 1987 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear) is an English semi-professional footballer who plays for Dover Athletic as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Deverdics began his career as a trainee with Newcastle United, but was released at the end of the 2005–06 season.

Upon his release he joined Gateshead, leaving to join Bedlington Terriers in December 2006.

Promotion with Gretna to the Scottish Premier League[edit]

In March 2007 Deverdics moved to Gretna.[1] where the then Director of Club Development Mick Wadsworth said: "Nicky's got great ability and we have high hopes for him. I have watched him a lot and he was a player who really interested us, so we're delighted to have him on board."[2] Deverdics made an immediate impact and played a key role in helping them to clinch promotion - playing six times and scoring once. Deverdics went on to make 26 appearances for Gretna in the Scottish Premier League. Unfortunately, on 19 May 2008 Deverdics was one of 40 members of staff who were released by Gretna, after financial problems forced the club to disband.[3]

Life in the Football League with Barnet[edit]

Deverdics joined Barnet in July 2008 and went on to make 51 appearances for the Bees - winning the 'Most Improved Player' award in his first season.[4] Upon signing Deverdics, the then manager Paul Fairclough told BBC London 94.9: "He has played in the Scottish Premier. He's only 20 and has got a great left foot and has a big future."[5] Deverdics played in a midfield alongside the likes of Yannick Bolasie, Albert Adomah and Micah Hyde.

Becoming a Spartan[edit]

On the eve of the 2010–2011 season it was announced that Deverdics had signed for Conference North side Blyth Spartans.[6] He made his debut as a second-half substitute in the 2–0 defeat to Solihull Moors[7] on 14 August 2010.

He scored his first goal for the Spartans on 11 September 2010 in their 3–0 home win over Worcester City.[8]

BÍ/Bolungarvík[edit]

Deverdics joined Icelandic team BÍ/Bolungarvík on 11 May 2011. During a 3-2 win against Thróttur Reykjavík, Deverdics scored two direct free kicks with manager Gudjón Thórdarson concluding: "Clearly he tied his laces right because they were fine goals."[9]

Alfreton Town[edit]

Deverdics signed for Alfreton Town in February 2012. He left the club in May 2012 after his non-contract terms expired.[10]

TB Tvøroyri[edit]

Deverdics signed for Faroese top-flight club TB Tvøroyri in March 2013. He left the club at the end of the 2013 season as TB were relegated.[11]

Tadcaster Albion[edit]

Deverdics signed for Toolstation Northern Counties East League club Tadcaster Albion in February 2014. He made his debut on 26 February in the NCEL League Cup at Eccleshill United.

Dover Athletic[edit]

Deverdics signed for Conference Premier club Dover Athletic in July 2014.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gretna sign ex-Newcastle player". BBC Sport. 14 March 2007. Retrieved 18 August 2007. 
  2. ^ http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/toon-kid-set-to-sign-for-gretna-1.68371?referrerPath=2.3256
  3. ^ "Gretna lay off remaining 40 staff". BBC News. 19 May 2008. Retrieved 19 May 2008. 
  4. ^ http://www.onlybarnet.com/bfcsa/about/awards.htm
  5. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/barnet/7521127.stm
  6. ^ "Spartans Score Signing Hattrick". blythspartansafc.co.uk. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Solihull Moors 2 Blyth Spartans 0 (Match Report)". blythspartansafc.co.uk. 15 August 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Deverdics' Player Profile". blythspartansafc.co.uk. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2010. 
  9. ^ http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/association=isl/news/newsid=1648931.html
  10. ^ "Reds release trio". NonLeagueDaily.com. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  11. ^ TB.fo
  12. ^ [1]

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