Tom Nichols (footballer)

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Tom Nichols
Personal information
Full name Thomas Andrew Nichols[1]
Date of birth (1993-08-28) 28 August 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Wellington, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Exeter City
Number 20
Youth career
2004–2011 Exeter City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Exeter City 82 (24)
2012 Dorchester Town (loan) 12 (8)
2012 Hereford United (loan) 9 (1)
2012 Bath City (loan) 6 (1)
2013 Dorchester Town (loan) 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:55, 22 March 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Thomas Andrew "Tom" Nichols (born 28 August 1993) is an English footballer who plays as a Striker for Exeter City in Football League Two.


Born in Wellington, Somerset, Nichols progressed through the Exeter City youth ranks and has been with the club since the Under-11 age group, being signed on from local side Twyford Spartans.[2][3] He made his professional debut on 7 May 2011, in the Football League One 2–1 win over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough, which was the last game of the season. He came on as a half time substitute for Bertrand Cozic.[4]

Nichols scored his first professional goal in a 2–1 home win against Chesterfield, on the eve of his 18th birthday.[5]

In November 2012, he joined Conference South side Bath City on a one-month loan deal.[6]

2013−2014 & 2014-2015[edit]

Tom Nichols' role increased majorly at Exeter City during the 2013−2014 season. Nichols made 28 appearances in which he scored 6 goals.[7] During the 2014-2015 season Nichols' role still kept growing and made 39 appearances for the club, scoring 17 goals.


  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/07/2011 and 31/07/2011" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile". 2011-05-13. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  3. ^ "Nichols' shock at City debut". 2011-08-12. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  4. ^ "Sheff Wed 1–2 Exeter". BBC News. 2011-05-07. Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  5. ^ "Happy birthday goal for Nichols". Sky Sports. 2011-08-27. Retrieved 2011-08-29. 
  6. ^ "Exeter City striker Tom Nicholls loaned to Bath City". BBC Sport. 2012-11-24. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  7. ^ "Tom Nichols Soccerway" (3 February 2015). Retrieved 3 February 2015. 

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