Sam Nicholson

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Sam Nicholson
Personal information
Full name Sam Nicholson
Date of birth (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 19)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Heart of Midlothian
Number 11
Youth career
2007–2013 Heart of Midlothian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Heart of Midlothian 37 (3)
National team
2013– Scotland U19 6 (0)
2014– Scotland U21 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2014

Sam Nicholson (born 20 January 1995)[1] is a Scottish footballer currently playing for Scottish Championship side Heart of Midlothian, as a midfielder.

Career[edit]

Heart of Midlothian[edit]

Nicholson attended Penicuik High School in Midlothian and grew up supporting Heart of Midlothian (Hearts).[2] He joined Heart of Midlothian aged 12 progressing through the Hearts youth teams until On 31 August 2013, he made his senior debut for the club, coming on as an 74th minute substitute in a Scottish Premiership match against Inverness Caledonian Thistle, replacing Jamie Walker in a 2–0 defeat.[3] His first senior goal for the side came on 18 January 2014, helping Hearts come from 3-1 down at McDiarmid Park scoring in the 89th minute to help Hearts earn a point in a 3-3 draw against St. Johnstone.[4]

On 16 June 2014, Nicholson signed a new three year contract extending his stay until the summer of 2017, following the club's relegation to the Scottish Championship.[5]

Nicholson began the season brightly setting up a goal for Osman Sow at Ibrox in stoppage time. He followed this impressive start by scoring his first goal of the season against Hibs in the Edinburgh Derby. A fine solo effort after he nutmegged Scott Robertson and smashed a left footed drive beyond the keeper.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 26 July 2014[6][7]
Club statistics
Club Season League League Cup National Cup Europe Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Heart of Midlothian 2013–14 25 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 2
2014–15 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 14 1
Career total 37 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 40 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sam Nicholson". heartsfc.co.uk. Heart of Midlothian F.C. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sam Nicholson: Hearts role is a dream". Herald Scotland. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Inverness remain top of the Scottish Premiership following a convincing victory over 10 man Hearts.". bbc.co.uk/sport. BBC Sport. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Two late goals rescued a point for Hearts against St Johnstone in a dramatic match at McDiarmid Park". bbc.co.uk/sport. BBC Sport. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Levein hails new three year deal for Sam Nicholson". bbc.co.uk/sport. BBC Sport. 16 June 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Sam Nicholson Stats". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sam Nicholson Stats". uk.soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 31 August 2013.