Ryan Nicholls

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Ryan Nicholls
Personal information
Full name Ryan Rhys Nicholls
Date of birth (1973-05-10) 10 May 1973 (age 42)
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Playing position Winger/Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1995 Leeds United 0 (0)
1994 Strømsgodset (loan) 1 (0)
1995–1996 Merthyr Tydfil (?) (?)
1996–1999 Aberystwyth Town 64 (27)
1999–2003 Carmarthen Town 108 (34)
Teams managed
2004–2007 Pontypridd Town

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Ryan Rhys Nicholls (born 10 May 1973 in Cardiff) is a Welsh former professional footballer.


Nicholls began his career at Leeds United, turning professional in 1991. The majority of his time at the club was spent on the treatment table and in January 1995, having not made a first team appearance for the team, he joined his hometown side Cardiff City on a non-contract basis. He made his debut in a 1-0 defeat to Blackpool and by the end of the season he had made twelve appearances, scoring twice, but was released at the end of the season and joined Merthyr Tydfil.

After spending one year at Merthyr, Nicholls moved into the Welsh Premier League with spells at Aberystwyth Town and Carmarthen Town. In November 2004, Nicholls took over as manager of Pontypridd Town where he spent two and a half years in charge before resigning in June 2007.[1]


  • Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-462-0. 
  1. ^ "Archived news". welshleague.org.uk. Retrieved 29 January 2009. 

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