|Date of birth||13 May 1975|
|Place of birth||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Original team(s)||West Adelaide (SANFL)|
|Debut||14 April 1996, Sydney Swans
vs. Collingwood Magpies, at SCG
|1996–2005||Sydney Swans||175 (125)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2005.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
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, pneumonia in 2000, a broken finger in 2001 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. In 2017, Nicks was named as Port Adelaide's seniior assistant.
- Lovett, Michael, ed. (2005). AFL Record 2005: Guide to Season. p. 416. ISBN 0-9580300-6-5.
- Loyal Nicks forced to call it quits
- 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.
- "Matthew Nicks". portadelaidefc.com.au. Port Adelaide Football Club. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
Matthew Nicks's statistics from AFL Tables
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