|Date of birth||March 5, 1973|
|Place of birth||Luserna San Giovanni, Italy|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|1993–1994||→ Fidelis Andria (loan)||26||(0)|
|1994–1995||→ Ancona (loan)||27||(0)|
|1998–1999||→ Pescara (loan)||7||(0)|
|2004–2005||→ Siena (loan)||15||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
In the Serie B 2005–06 playoffs he scored a goal that gave his Torino F.C. a promotion to Serie A. In the 2006/07 season of Serie B his good play for Spezia Calcio in the last few games contributed to Spezia avoiding relegation.
On 23 June 2016 he was appointed manager of Serie A newcomers Crotone. He promised to ride a bicycle from Crotone to his home town of Turin if they avoided relegation. They finished 17th, two points above the relegation zone, overturning Empoli on the final matchday of the season in what was hailed as a football miracle, as Crotone had collected only nine points in the whole first half of the season. In order to fulfill the promise, Nicola celebrated the result by riding 1300km from Crotone to Turin on a bicycle.
All competitive league games (league and domestic cup) and international matches (including friendlies) are included.
- As of 4 December 2017
Nicola was the father of Alessandro, who died in a road accident in 2014, aged only 14.
- L' esultanza di Nicola: «Mi aveva detto: segnerai tu».
- "UFFICIALE: Nicola nuovo tecnico del Lumezzane" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
- "Davide Nicola sollevato dall´incarico" (in Italian). A.S. Livorno Calcio. 2014-01-13. Archived from the original on 2014-01-13. Retrieved 2014-01-14.
- http://www.gazzetta.it/Calcio/14-07-2014/davide-nicola-livorno-tragedia-incidente-bici-muore-figlio-14enne-801236821554.shtml Gazzetta