Gregory Nelson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other people named Gregory Nelson, see Gregory Nelson (disambiguation).
Gregory Nelson
Greg Nelson.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-01-31) 31 January 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 23
Youth career
AZ Alkmaar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 AZ Alkmaar 1 (0)
2009 RBC Roosendaal (loan) 15 (0)
2009–2010 RBC Roosendaal 16 (5)
2010–2012 CSKA Sofia 37 (5)
2012–2015 Metalurh Donetsk 81 (6)
2015–2016 Botev Plovdiv 15 (4)
2017 Kaisar 0 (0)
2017– Al-Muharraq 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 January 2017.

Gregory Nelson (born 31 January 1988) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for Al-Muharraq SC in the Bahraini Premier League, as a winger.


Born in Amsterdam, he played in the youth teams of AZ Alkmaar.[1] Nelson made his debut for AZ in the Dutch Eredivisie on 30 September 2007 against Heracles Almelo.

He spent the 2009-10 season on loan at RBC Roosendaal. The loan contract had an option to purchase the player, an option which RBC took advantage of on 11 June 2009.[2] Nelson was released by RBC on 11 January 2010.[3]

After six months without a club, he signed for CSKA Sofia in June 2010.[4] In January 2012, he signed for Ukrainian club Metalurh Donetsk on a three-and-a-half year contract.[5][6] On 11 March 2012, Nelson made his official debut for the team from Donetsk, playing the first 74 minutes of the 1:1 home draw with Metalist Kharkiv in a Ukrainian Premier League match.[7]

Botev Plovdiv[edit]

Several months after the bankruptcy of FC Metalurh Donetsk, on 9 October 2015, Gregory Nelson returned to Bulgaria and signed a contract until the end of the season with Botev Plovdiv.[8]

On 23 October Gregory Nelson scored the winning goal against Pirin Blagoevgrad in his debut for Botev Plovdiv.[9]

On 29 November Nelson scored twice during the 4:2 away defeat from Litex Lovech.[10] He was selected for the man of the match, despite his team's loss.[11]

On 6 March 2016, Nelson scored a controversial goal during the 1-1 away draw with Beroe Stara Zagora.[12] He was chosen for man of the match. In an interview immediately after the game, he admitted that the ball hit his hand before he scored the goal.[13]


On 16 January 2017, Nelson signed for Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Kaisar,[14] but his contract was terminated shortly after for personal reasons.[15]


After his FC Kaisar contract was cancelled, Nelson joined Bahraini Premier League side Al-Muharraq,[15] scoring in his first game for the club, their AFC Cup group game against Saham Club.[16]


  1. ^ AZ-talent Gregory Nelson beste B-junior van - AZ Fanpage
  2. ^ Toet, Van Driel en Nelson langer bij RBC R'daal
  3. ^ Zimmerman en Nelson verlaten RBC Roosendaa
  4. ^ "ЦСКА се подсили с играч на АЗ Алкмаар" (in Bulgarian). 11 June 2010. Retrieved 11 Jun 2010. 
  5. ^ "Димитър Борисов: Зику и Нелсън са продадени, ЦСКА ще свива бюджета". 30 December 2011. 
  6. ^ Пресс-служба ФК «Металлург» (Донецк) (11 January 2012). Грегори Нельсон – первый новобранец "Металлурга" (in Russian). Metalurh Donetsk official website. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  7. ^ n/a (11 March 2012). "FC Metalurh Donetsk vs. FC Metalist Kharkiv Match Report". Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  8. ^ Ботев привлече Грегъри Нелсън
  9. ^ Ботев с труден и ценен успех над Пирин, Нелсън дебютира с победен гол
  10. ^ Ботев отстъпи пред Литекс в зрелищен двубой в Ловеч
  11. ^ Грегъри Нелсън: Паднахме заради качествата на Литекс
  12. ^
  13. ^ Честният Нелсън: Играх с ръка
  14. ^ "Кайсар подписал воспитанника АЗ Алкмаар.". (in Russian). FC Kaisar. 16 January 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2017. 
  15. ^ a b "Нельсон вместо Кайсара будет играть в Бахрейне". (in Russian). Sports KZ. 21 February 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  16. ^ "AFC Cup 2017 Roundup: Johor Darul Ta'zim off to a good start, Al Muharraq stunned by Saham". 21 February 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 

External links[edit]