|Date of birth||2 January 1977|
|Place of birth||Chartres, France|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|1999–2000||→ Châteauroux (loan)||30||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He began his career in 1997 with Auxerre, and is best known for his association with Troyes, whom he represented over 12 years in two separate spells, from 2002 to 2007 and later from 2012 until his retirement in 2019. He also spent five years at Caen between 2007 and 2012.
Nivet holds the records at Troyes for most appearances and most goals for the club.
Born in Chartres, Nivet started his career as a youth with Auxerre. He made his first league appearances in the 1997–98 season. However, by the end of the following season, he had made only twelve further appearances and was sent on loan to Ligue 2 club Châteauroux for the 1999–2000 season, before making the move permanent for the next season.
After establishing himself as a regular for Châteauroux, he made the step back up to Ligue 1 with Troyes in January 2002. Despite a slow start, Nivet established himself as a regular in the club's 2002–03 relegation season. Wearing the number 10 shirt, he proved an eye for goal, weighing in with 12 goals in Troyes' 2005–06 promotion season. He played at Troyes from 2002 to 2007.
In the spring of 2019, Nivet announced his retirement from professional football aged 42.
|Club||Season||League||Cup[nb 1]||Other[nb 2]||Total|
|Troyes||2001–02||Division 1 / Ligue 1||6||0||1||0||—||7||0|
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