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Full name  Nicholas Edward Powell
Playing position  Midfielder
1999–2010  Crewe Alexandra
Role  Footballer
Weight  66 kg
Salary  240,000 GBP (2014)
Place of birth  Crewe, England
Number  22
Name  Nick Powell
Height  1.83 m
Career start  2010
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Date of birth  (1994-03-23) 23 March 1994 (age 21)
Current team  Manchester United F.C. (#22 / Midfielder)
Similar People  Jesse Lingard, Sam Johnstone, Paddy McNair, Guillermo Varela, Angelo Henriquez

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Nicholas Edward "Nick" Powell (born 23 March 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Manchester United. He has also represented England at all youth levels from under-16 to under-21. He began his career at Crewe Alexandra, initially as a forward, making his debut at the age of 16. After impressing for Crewe during the 2011–12 season, including scoring in their 2–0 victory in the League Two play-off Final, he moved to Manchester United in the summer of 2012.


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Crewe Alexandra

Born in Crewe, Cheshire, Powell started his career at home-town club Crewe Alexandra, joining their youth system as a five-year-old. He made his debut for Crewe on 19 August 2010, in a League Two game against Cheltenham Town, which ended in a 3–2 defeat at Whaddon Road. At the age of 16 he came on as a second-half substitute for Clayton Donaldson, becoming the second youngest player ever to appear for Crewe.

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On 20 August 2011, after only being on the pitch for eight minutes, Powell was sent off for the first time in the 2–0 defeat to Shrewsbury Town, following a poor challenge on Terry Gornell. Powell scored his first senior goal in a 3–1 away win at AFC Wimbledon on 15 October 2011. In January 2012, Powell was awarded the Football League's Young Player of the Month Award for December. He scored his first brace against Gillingham in a 4–3 win on 10 March 2012. On 21 April 2012, he won every award at Crewe's end of season awards ceremony, becoming the first player to win all five, including Goal of the Season (for his 30-yard strike in the 4–3 win at Gillingham), Young Player of the Year and Player of the Year.

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On 27 May 2012, Powell scored the most important goal of his career so far, a volley from outside the box into the top corner in the 2–0 victory over Cheltenham Town in the 2012 League Two play-off Final at Wembley Stadium, to win promotion to League One. At the end of the 2011–12 season, Powell finished as the club's top scorer with a total of 15 goals in all competitions.

Manchester United

Powell joined Manchester United from Crewe Alexandra on 2 July 2012 in a deal reported to be worth up to £6 million, depending on future success and appearances. He was allocated the number 25 shirt previously worn by Antonio Valencia, who took the number 7 shirt. It is also the same shirt number that he had worn at Crewe.

Powell played his first match for United on 21 July 2012 coming on as a second-half substitute in a pre-season friendly against Ajax Cape Town in South Africa. Four days later, he made his first start for Manchester United in a pre-season friendly match against Shanghai Shenhua. He made his Premier League debut against Wigan Athletic in a 4–0 win on 15 September 2012, coming on as a substitute for Ryan Giggs in the 71st minute, and subsequently, scoring his first goal for United in the 82nd minute after receiving a pass from Javier Hernandez.

Wigan Athletic loan

On 2 September 2013, Powell joined Wigan Athletic on a season-long loan, following in the footsteps of fellow Manchester United player Tom Cleverley who previously was on loan at the club. Powell then went on to score Wigan's first ever European goal, against NK Maribor on 3 October 2013, and later added the third goal in a 3–1 victory for his side. Powell then increased his European tally to three with a right-footed equaliser in Wigan's home tie against Rubin Kazan. On 15 December 2013, Powell scored an overhead kick in a 3–2 win over Bolton Wanderers. On 14 January 2014, Powell scored twice against Milton Keynes Dons in the FA Cup, overcoming the 1–0 deficit to help Wigan win 3–1.

Return to Manchester United

Powell was given the number 22 for the 2014–15 season. He started the first game of the season in a League Cup match against Milton Keynes Dons which United lost 4–0. He was later substituted for James Wilson.

Leicester City (loan)

On 2 September, he was loaned to newly promoted Premier League team Leicester City for the rest of the season, with Tom Lawrence also making the move but on a permanent basis. On 1 November, Powell made his Leicester debut against West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League, coming on as a second-half substitute for Danny Drinkwater on 81 minutes in a 0–1 home defeat. On 27 December, it was reported that Leicester City had opted to terminate Powell's loan early due to the player showing a lack of commitment to training.

2015–16 Season

On 23 November 2015, Powell made his first appearance in 2015 playing 55 minutes in a U21 game against Norwich City having been sidelined by serious hamstring problems for around nine months.

Powell was included in United's UEFA Champions League squad for their crucial group game against VfL Wolfsburg on 9 December 2015 due to a number of injuries. He came on as a replacement for Juan Mata in this game which United went on to lose 3-2. PSV knocked Manchester United out of Champions league, defeating CSKA Moscow in the other game of pool B. He also came on as a second-half substitute in United's next game, a League defeat at Bournemouth, his first league appearance for United in over three years.

International career

Powell has represented England at under-16, under-17, under-18, under-19 and under-21 levels. On 5 November 2009, he made his debut for the under-16 team in a 2–0 win against Northern Ireland. On 25 August 2010, Powell made his debut against Turkey for the under-17 side. On 28 August 2010, Powell scored a free-kick for the under-17s in a 4–0 win against Australia in the FA Men's under-17 International Tournament. He played in the 2011 UEFA European U-17 Football Championship, with England making it to the semi-final and Powell scoring against France in the group stage. Powell made his under-18 debut in a 3–0 win against Poland on 7 March 2012 at Crewe's Alexandra Stadium. He scored on his under-19 debut against Germany on 6 September 2012. He was called up to the under-21 squad for the first time on 3 October 2012, for the play-off games against Serbia. He made his debut on 13 November, playing the full 90 minutes of a 2–0 win against Northern Ireland at Bloomfield Road.

Career statistics

As of match played 12 December 2015.


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