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Paul Nicholson (footballer)

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Full name  Paul Nicholson
Name  Paul Nicholson
Position  Midfielder
Number  8

Playing position  Midfielder
Height  1.78 m
Role  Footballer
Paul Nicholson (footballer) Paul Nicholson footballer Wikipedia
Date of birth  (1986-08-10) 10 August 1986 (age 29)
2005–2008  University of Rio Grande

Place of birth  Whitehaven, England
Education  University of Rio Grande
Current team  Wilmington Hammerheads FC

Paul Nicholson (born 10 August 1986 in Whitehaven) is an English footballer who plays for FC Cincinnati.


College and amateur

Nicholson moved from his native England to the United States in 2005 after accepting a scholarship to play college soccer at the University of Rio Grande. He was selected a first team All-American in 2008 and first team All-AMC. Nicholson was named in the All Tournament team for the 2008 NAIA Tournament and was tabbed the tournament's Most Valuable Defensive Player. He was honorable mention All-AMC in 2007 and was on the second team in 2006.

During his college career, Nicholson also played with USL Premier Development League club West Virginia Chaos during their 2009 season. He also appeared for USL PDL club GPS Portland Phoenix during their 2010 season.


Nicholson signed his first professional contract in February 2011, joining USL Pro club Wilmington Hammerheads. He made his professional debut on 17 April 2011 in Wilmington's first game of the 2011 season, a 1–0 win over the Rochester Rhinos, and scored his first professional goal on 29 April, in a 3–2 win over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

Wilmington re-signed Nicholson for the 2012 season on 13 February 2012.

After five years with Wilmington, Nicholson signed with FC Cincinnati ahead of their inaugural 2016 season.


Paul Nicholson (footballer) Wikipedia

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