Johnny Nicholls

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Johnny Nicholls
Personal information
Full name John Nicholls
Date of birth (1931-04-03)3 April 1931
Place of birth Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
Date of death 1 April 1995(1995-04-01) (aged 63)
Place of death West Bromwich, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1957 West Bromwich Albion 131 (58)
1957 Cardiff City 8 (2)
1957–1959 Exeter City 55 (23)
1959–1961 Worcester City 56 (14)
1961 Wellington Town
1961 Oswestry Town
1961–1962 Sankey
National team
1954 England U23 1 (0)
1954 England 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Nicholls (3 April 1931 – 1 April 1995), better known as Johnny Nicholls or sometimes Jack Nicholls, was an English footballer who played as a forward. During his professional career he represented West Bromwich Albion, Cardiff City and Exeter City.


Nicholls was born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. He joined West Bromwich Albion as an amateur in August 1950 and turned professional a year later. He won a winners medal with Albion when they beat Preston North End 3–2 in the 1954 FA Cup Final, also winning two England caps in the same year. In May 1957 he joined Cardiff City for £4000, but moved on to Exeter City just six months later. Nicholls stayed with Exeter until 1959. He died in West Bromwich in 1995.


  • Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. pp. 163–164. ISBN 1-85983-474-4. 

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