|Full name||Sam Nicholson|
|Date of birth||20 January 1995|
|Place of birth||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Heart of Midlothian|
|2007–2013||Heart of Midlothian|
|2013–||Heart of Midlothian||42||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Heart of Midlothian
Nicholson attended Penicuik High School in Midlothian and grew up supporting Heart of Midlothian (Hearts). 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. 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.
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.
|Club||Season||League||League Cup||National Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
|Heart of Midlothian||2013–14||25||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||26||2|
- "Sam Nicholson". heartsfc.co.uk. Heart of Midlothian F.C. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
- "Sam Nicholson: Hearts role is a dream". Herald Scotland. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
- "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.
- "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.
- "Levein hails new three year deal for Sam Nicholson". bbc.co.uk/sport. BBC Sport. 16 June 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
- "Sam Nicholson Stats". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
- "Sam Nicholson Stats". uk.soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 31 August 2013.