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|Full name||Nicky Riley|
|Date of birth||10 May 1986|
|Place of birth||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Nicky Riley (born 10 May 1986) is a professional Scottish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Dundee. Riley was signed by manager Gordon Chisholm in 2010. He had spent two weeks on trial with the club and managed to convince Chisholm to hand him a contract.
During the summer of 2006 while Gordon Strachan was manager, Riley joined the first team on their pre season of Poland. The trip saw him start up front alongside Kenny Miller and Aiden McGeady during a 1–0 defeat to Legia Warsaw. He also featured in testimonials against both Coventry City and Partick Thistle.
Injury halted Riley's progress with the club and he left in January 2010. He quickly joined Hamilton Academical at first to train and soon after on a short term deal until the end of the season.
In the summer Riley left to join Dundee for pre season training. Two weeks later he signed a six month contract with the club and a day later made his début in the pre season friendly against Arbroath.
In 2010, Riley was one of the players kept when Dundee went into administration and signed for another year through to the 2011–2012 season.
Riley was voted by his fellow professionals in the division team of the year season 2011-2012 and also won the league player of the month in November 2012.
With Riley's pace and skill he has proven to be one of the best wide midfield players in the league for the past four seasons.
- "Dundee squad Profile". Retrieved 2011-02-21.