Jake Nicholson

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Jake Nicholson
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Nicholson in action for Walton Casuals in 2016
Personal information
Full name Jake Charlie Nicholson[1]
Date of birth (1992-07-19) 19 July 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Harrow, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Walton Casuals
Youth career
2002–2009 West Ham United
2009–2010 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
2011 MyPa (loan) 5 (0)
2013–2014 Greenock Morton 5 (0)
2014–2015 AFC Wimbledon 9 (1)
2015 St Albans City 3 (0)
2015 Hayes & Yeading United 10 (1)
2016 Walton Casuals 26 (1)
2016 Kingstonian 3 (0)
2016 Walton Casuals 1 (0)
National team
2011 England U19 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 August 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:06, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Jake Charlie Nicholson (born 19 July 1992) is an English footballer who last played for Walton Casuals as a Midfielder. He is a product of the West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur youth academies. He has also represented England at under-19 level.

Career[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

Nicholson began his career with West Ham United, joining the club at the age of 10, but opted for a switch to Tottenham Hotspur in July 2009. After a year with the Under-18s, he was promoted to the first team ahead of the 2010-11 season.[2]

Prior to making an appearance for the senior side, Nicholson joined Finnish club MyPa on a two-month loan in March 2011.[3] The midfielder made his professional debut for Tottenham Hotspur on 25 August 2011, replacing Jake Livermore in a UEFA Europa League qualification play-off match against Hearts.[4] However, it would go on to be his only appearance for the club before his release in June 2013.[5]

Greenock Morton[edit]

Spending the first few months of the 2013-14 season without a club, Nicholson returned to football in a move brokered by his friend, actor Tamer Hassan. He completed a switch to Scottish club Greenock Morton on 23 November, where he remained for three months.[6]

AFC Wimbledon[edit]

Nicholson returned to English football on 19 February 2014, when he joined League Two side AFC Wimbledon after a successful trial.[7] Scoring on his debut in a 4-3 win against Cheltenham Town, the club were then deducted the three points after fielding Nicholson as an ineligible player.[8] Nicholson later signed a new long term deal with the club in May 2014.[9] However, his contract was mutually terminated with the Dons in January 2015.[10]

Non-league[edit]

Failing to join a club during the winter transfer window, he signed for St Albans City in late February and agreed to play for free due to the club's financial difficulties. Due to the distance of travel, with Nicholson living in Surrey, he managed just three games for the Saints before his departure.[11]

After spending pre-season with Football League club Swindon Town on trial, he joined Hayes & Yeading United ahead of the 2015-16 season, where he found the net once in 10 appearances.[12][13]

Nicholson then joined Isthmian Division One South side Walton Casuals in November 2015.[14] He made his debut on 7 October 2015, in a 5-2 defeat to local rivals Walton & Hersham.[15] He scored his first goal for the club on his 25th appearance, netting a 90th minute free-kick from 25 yards in a 5-3 over Sittingbourne.[16]

On 18 May 2016, Kingstonian announced Nicholson as their first signing of the 2016-17 season.[17] Spending the opening few weeks of the season, Nicholson made just three appearances for the club before returning to Walton Casuals in August 2016.

International[edit]

Nicholson made a single appearance for the England Under-19 national team. He replaced George Thorne in the 74th minute in a 1-0 defeat to Germany on 8 February 2011.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jake Nicholson". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Ex-Spurs Midfielder Joins Saints". 2015-02-27. Retrieved 2016-08-28. 
  3. ^ "Settled Nicholson is looking for a bright future with AFC Wimbledon". Wimbledon Guardian. Retrieved 2016-08-28. 
  4. ^ "Tottenham 0-0 Hearts (agg 5-0)". BBC. 2011-08-25. Retrieved 2016-08-28. 
  5. ^ "Player update 10 June 2013 - News - tottenhamhotspur.com". www.tottenhamhotspur.com. Retrieved 2016-08-28. 
  6. ^ "Big screen star helped Nicholson secure Morton move". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 2016-08-28. 
  7. ^ "Nicholson makes Dons move". Sky Sports. Retrieved 2016-03-26. 
  8. ^ "AFC Wimbledon docked three points for ineligible Jake Nicholson". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2016-08-28. 
  9. ^ "Settled Nicholson is looking for a bright future with AFC Wimbledon". Wimbledon Guardian. Retrieved 2016-08-28. 
  10. ^ Slavin, Chris. "Jake leaves the Dons". www.afcwimbledon.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-08-28. 
  11. ^ Edwards, Michael. "Nicholson leaves the Saints after three games". Retrieved 2016-08-28. 
  12. ^ talkSPORT (2015-07-06). "Swindon Town take ex-Tottenham youngster Jake Nicholson on trial". Retrieved 2016-08-28. 
  13. ^ "Jake Nicholson". Hayes & Yeading United. Retrieved 2016-08-28. 
  14. ^ "Stags sign Jake Nicholson - Walton Casuals FC". 2015-10-07. Retrieved 2016-08-28. 
  15. ^ "Walton Casuals v Walton & Hersham". Football Web Pages. 
  16. ^ "Walton Casuals v Sittingbourne". Football Web Pages. 
  17. ^ "Jake Nicholson - News - Kingstonian FC". www.kingstonian.com. Retrieved 2016-08-28. 
  18. ^ "England v Germany". The FA. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 

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