Nicky Nicolau

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Nicky Nicolau
Personal information
Full name Nicky George Nicolau[1]
Date of birth (1983-10-12) 12 October 1983 (age 33)[1]
Place of birth St Pancras, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
000?–2002 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Arsenal 0 (0)
2004 Southend United (loan) 9 (1)
2004–2005 Southend United 22 (1)
2005–2006 Swindon Town 5 (0)
2006 Hereford United (loan) 10 (1)
2006–2009 Barnet 81 (4)
2009–2010 Woking 21 (1)
2010 Dover Athletic 11 (1)
2010–2011 Boreham Wood 15 (3)
2011–2013 Lincoln City 45 (4)
2013–2014 Chelmsford City 29 (0)
2014 Welling United 0 (0)
2014–2015 Chelmsford City 14 (2)
2015 Bishop's Stortford 0 (0)
National team
Cyprus U-17
Cyprus U-19
Cyprus U-21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:07, 24 March 2017 (UTC).

Nicky George Nicolau (born 12 October 1983) is an English-born Cypriot footballer who plays as a midfielder. He last played for Bishops Stortford in 2015.

Early career[edit]

Born in St Pancras, London, Nicolau started his career with Arsenal, winning the FA Youth Cup in 2001, but never broke into the first team after spending 10 years at the club. He has been capped by Cyprus at U-17, U-19 and U-21 level, with 3 caps for the U-21s.

Career[edit]

On 25 March 2004 he joined Southend United on loan,[2] making his Football League debut two days later in the club's 2–1 victory at Carlisle United.[3] Having impressed in his loan spell, in May 2004 he agreed a one-year contract to join the club on a permanent basis.[4] In the 2004–05 season, Nicolau helped Southend reach a second consecutive Football League Trophy final, and win promotion from League Two via the playoffs he was offered a new one-year contract with the club.[5] However, he turned the offer down hoping to improve the terms of the offer which were at the same rate of pay as his previous contract.[6] After five weeks of impasse, Southend United withdrew the offer[7] and Nicolau signed for Swindon Town the following day.[8] He had a loan spell at Hereford United where he made 11 appearances, scoring 1 goal and was released by Swindon at the end of the 2005–06 season.

Nicolau spent the following season at Barnet, and was released by the club after one season, before manager Paul Fairclough changed his mind and decided to offer Nicolau a new contract. He left the club at the end of the 2007–08 season after turning down a new contract. After a trial at Brighton & Hove Albion,[9] he moved on trial with Grimsby Town in August 2008 and played in a behind closed doors friendly against Winterton Rangers but despite impressing in the game, manager Alan Buckley decided to let Nicolau leave the club the following day. Nicolau re-signed for the Bees in September 2008, turning down an offer from Omonia Nicosia in Cyprus as he would have to complete national service,[10] before leaving the club for a third time at the end of the season.

In September 2009 he joined Woking on a non-contract basis, before signing a contract until the end of the season shortly after. In August 2010, he signed for Dover Athletic of the Conference South, before joining Boreham Wood in November.

On 12 July 2011, he signed a one-year contract with Lincoln City. He was released at the end of the 2012–13 season.

On 29 May 2013, he signed for Conference South club Chelmsford City.

Honours[edit]

Arsenal
Southend United

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Blues sign Nicolau". Southend United F.C. Official Website. 25 March 2004. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Match report: Carlisle United 1 Southend United 2". Southend United F.C. Official Website. 27 March 2004. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Nicolau signs one year contract". Southend United F.C. Official Website. 17 May 2004. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Nicolau offered deal". Southend United F.C. Official Website. 2 June 2005. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Nicolau says no to deal". Southend United F.C. Official Website. 6 June 2005. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Blues withdraw Nicolau offer". Southend United F.C. Official Website. 11 July 2005. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Nicolau and Whalley sign". Swindon Town F.C. Official Website. 12 July 2005. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  9. ^ Nicolau trial at Brighton, Seagulls World, 15 July 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2008
  10. ^ "Nicky returns to the fold". Barnet F.C. Official Website. 11 September 2008. Retrieved 30 September 2008. 

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