Alex Nicholls (footballer)
Nicholls with the Scottish Challenge Cup trophy
|Full name||Alex Nicholls|
|Date of birth||9 December 1987|
|Place of birth||Stourbridge, England|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Playing position||Striker / Winger|
|2007||→ Burton Albion (loan)||14||(0)|
|2014||→ Exeter City (loan)||6||(1)|
|2014–2015||→ Exeter City (loan)||7||(0)|
|2017||→ Dundee United (loan)||9||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:16, 30 May 2017 (UTC).
Alex Nicholls (born 9 December 1987) is an English professional footballer who plays as both a midfielder and a striker for Barnet. He has previously played for Walsall, Burton Albion, Northampton Town, Exeter City and Dundee United.
During his school years at Ridgewood High School (Stourbridge) he was involved in the most successful year of the school football team in 2004. The team completed a 'treble' by winning the league, cup and 6-a-side tournament.
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.
During the 2007–08 season, Nicholls played as both a right winger and a striker, 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 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.
In his final season for the club he was joint top goal scorer with 8 goals
Nicholls went on to make a total of 219 appearances for the club before leaving on a free transfer in 2012
Nicholls soon became a fans favourite at the club with his all energy displays and some vital goals, he scored 8 goals in 16 games before his season was ended prematurely when on the 27th of October he broke his leg after a late challenge from Port Vale defender John McCombe.
He regained fitness at the start of the 2014/15 season, Nicholls' first game back came against AFC Bournemouth where he came on as a second half substitute to a rapturous reception form the Northampton Fans.
On 1 September 2014, Nicholls joined Exeter City, on a one-month loan deal where he Helped them move clear of the relegation zone. Nicholls completed his permanent move to Exeter City on 5 January 2015. The highlight of his time in Devon was a 3rd round FA cup tie vs Liverpool at Anfield in front of a full house.
Nicholls played a total of 73 games for Exeter before moving to Barnet
- As of match played 28 May 2017
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other[a]||Total|
|Burton Albion (loan)||2006–07||Conference||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||14||0|
|Northampton Town||2012–13||League Two||15||7||0||0||2||1||2||0||19||8|
|Exeter City (loan)||2014–15||League Two||6||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||6||1|
|Exeter City (loan)||2014–15||League Two||7||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||7||0|
|Exeter City||2014–15||League Two||19||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||19||4|
|Dundee United (loan)||2016–17||Scottish Championship||9||0||0||0||0||0||4||0||13||0|
- Dundee United
- Scottish Challenge Cup
- Winners: 2016–17
- "The Football League Limited Club list of registered players" (PDF). The Football League. 16 May 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
- "Saddlers striker joins Burton". Sky Sports. 22 February 2007.
- "Walsall release seven including Dwayne Mattis". BBC Sport. 10 May 2010.
- "COBBLERS AGREE NICHOLLS CAPTURE". NTFC. 1 June 2012.[permanent dead link]
- "Northampton 2 – 0 Port Vale". BBC Sport. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
- "ALEX NICHOLLS SIGNS 18-MONTH DEAL WITH EXETER CITY". Express and Echo. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
- Alex Nicholls joins the Bees!
- Cambridge United 1–1 Barnet
- "Dundee Utd, Falkirk, St Mirren, Raith Rovers and Ayr Utd make signings". BBC Sport. BBC. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
- "Games played by Alex Nicholls in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
- "Games played by Alex Nicholls in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
- "Games played by Alex Nicholls in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
- "Games played by Alex Nicholls in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
- "Games played by Alex Nicholls in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
- "Games played by Alex Nicholls in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
- "Games played by Alex Nicholls in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
- "Games played by Alex Nicholls in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
- "Games played by Alex Nicholls in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
- "Games played by Alex Nicholls in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
- "Games played by Alex Nicholls in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
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- Alex Nicholls at Soccerbase