Alex Nicholls (footballer)

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Alex Nicholls
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Nicholls in 2011
Personal information
Full name Alex Nicholls[1]
Date of birth (1987-12-09) 9 December 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Stourbridge, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Striker / Winger
Club information
Current team
Exeter City
Number 14
Youth career
0000–2005 Walsall
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2012 Walsall 191 (24)
2007 Burton Albion (loan) 14 (0)
2012–2015 Northampton Town 21 (8)
2014 Exeter City (loan) 6 (1)
2014–2015 Exeter City (loan) 7 (0)
2015– Exeter City 23 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:00, 22 August 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Alexander Douglas "Alex" Nicholls (born 9 December 1987) is an English footballer who plays for Exeter City. He can play as both a midfielder and a striker.

Career[edit]

Walsall[edit]

After impressing in reserve and youth team games, Nicholls broke into Walsall's first team in the 2005–06 season, making his debut in December 2005 in a FA Cup clash with Yeovil Town. In that same season Nicholls went on to make 13 appearances which included a Football League Trophy clash with Swansea City, it was in this game that he scored his first professional goal for the club. However, his season ended prematurely as he broke his leg while playing in a youth cup tie with Hednesford Town.

In 2007, Nicholls went on loan to Burton Albion.[2] He made 14 appearances for the Brewers before returning to Walsall at the end of April.

During the 2007–08 season, Nicholls played as both a right winger and a striker and had a short stint as water boy, making 24 appearances and scoring three goals, which included an FA Cup goal in an away replay with Millwall.

Nicholls was offered a new two-year contract by the club on 10 May 2010[3] which he accepted. He scored his first goal of the 2010–11 season against Brentford in a 2–1 victory, by scoring a well placed lob.

Northampton Town[edit]

In June 2012, Nicholls joined Football League Two side Northampton Town on a free transfer after his contract expired.[4] On 27 October he broke his leg after a late challenge from Port Vale defender John McCombe.[5]

Exeter City[edit]

On 1 September 2014, Nicholls joined Exeter City, on a one-month loan deal. He then went on to sign permanently for the club.[6] Alex Nicholls completed his permanent move to Exeter City on 5 January 2015.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 16 May 2012
Club Season League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Walsall
2005–06[8]
8 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 13 1
2006–07[9]
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08[10]
19 2 4 1 1 0 1 0 25 3
2008–09[11]
45 6 1 0 1 0 2 0 49 6
2009–10[12] 37 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 40 5
2010–11[13] 37 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 40 5
2011–12[14] 45 7 4 1 1 0 2 0 52 8
Total 191 24 15 2 5 1 8 1 219 28
Burton Albion (loan)
2006–07[15]
14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Total 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Career total 205 24 15 2 5 1 8 1 233 28
A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League and Football Conference.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Football League Limited Club list of registered players" (PDF). The Football League. 16 May 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Saddlers striker joins Burton". Sky Sports. 22 February 2007. 
  3. ^ "Walsall release seven including Dwayne Mattis". BBC Sport. 10 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "COBBLERS AGREE NICHOLLS CAPTURE". NTFC. 1 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Northampton 2 – 0 Port Vale". BBC Sport. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "ALEX NICHOLLS JOINS EXETER CITY". Northampton Town F.C. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "ALEX NICHOLLS SIGNS 18-MONTH DEAL WITH EXETER CITY". Express and Echo. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Walsall 2005/2006 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Walsall 2006/2007 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Walsall 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Walsall 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Walsall 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "Walsall 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Walsall 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  15. ^ "Burton 2006/2007 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 

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