Matthew Nicks

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Matthew Nicks
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-05-13) 13 May 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Adelaide, South Australia
Original team(s) West Adelaide (SANFL)
Debut 14 April 1996, Sydney Swans
vs. Collingwood Magpies, at SCG
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1996–2005 Sydney Swans 175 (125)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2005.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Matthew Nicks (born 13 May 1975) was an Australian Football League player. He was recruited from the West Adelaide Football Club to the Sydney Swans with the 21st selection in the 1994 AFL Draft.[1]

He made his debut in 1996 and over the next ten seasons played a total of 175 games. He retired from football in 2005 after prolonged struggles with injury and illness, including a broken leg in 1995,[2] pneumonia in 2000, a broken finger in 2001[3] and a stress fracture in his leg in 2005.

Nicks joined the Port Adelaide Football Club in 2011 as an assistant coach. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the club's backline coach and in 2016 he served as the forwards coach.[4] In 2017, Nicks was named as Port Adelaide's senior assistant.[5]


  1. ^ Lovett, Michael, ed. (2005). AFL Record 2005: Guide to Season. p. 416. ISBN 0-9580300-6-5. 
  2. ^ Loyal Nicks forced to call it quits
  3. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2002). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (4th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Crown Content. p. 483. ISBN 1-74095-001-1.
  4. ^ "Matthew Nicks". Port Adelaide Football Club. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  5. ^

External links[edit]

Matthew Nicks's statistics from AFL Tables