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Johnny Nicholls

West Bromwich Albion FC

2 caps, 1 goal

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 4: A 3
50% successful

1954

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name John Nicholls
Born 3 April 1931 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire [registered in Wolverhampton, June 1931].
Died 1 April 1995 in Wolverhampton, aged 63 years 363 days [registered in Wolverhampton, June 1995].
Height/Weight 5' 9", 11st. 0lbs [1957].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Ancestry.com

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football within Wolverhampton and played his junior football with Heath Town Wesley FC and Heath Town United FC (Wolverhampton Wanderers FC amateur). Although Nicholls had trials at Wolves, it was with West Bromwich Albion FC with whom he signed amateur forms in August 1950, turning professional in August 1951. He made 131 league appearances, scoring 58 goals. Joined Cardiff City FC in May 1957, scoring twice in eight league outings. Joined Exeter City FC in November 1957 for about £4,000. He returned 55 league appearances with 23 goals. Joined Worcester City FC in June 1959 (56 Southern League apps and fourteen goals) and Wellington Town FC in February 1961 and onto Oswestry Town FC before the end of that season. Nicholls then spent the 1961-62 season with Sankey's FC of Wellington. He finished his career in the West Bromwich local league with H Meadows FC and Red Dragons FC.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1953-54;
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 727th players (730) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
First match No. 285, 3 April 1954, Scotland 2 England 4, a British Championship and World Cup qualification match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, 23rd birthday.
Last match No. x, 16 May 1954, Yugoslavia 1 England 0, aged 23 years 43 days.
Major tournaments x
Team honours x
Individual honours England B (one appearance), England U23 (one appearance)
Distinctions x

Beyond England

Chiefly noted for goal-poaching proclivities and his partnership with Ronnie Allen. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.184/5.

 

Johnny Nicholls - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- - - - - - - - - min - - None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Johnny Nicholls - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Johnny Nicholls - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Blue - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Johnny Nicholls - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup - - - - - - - - - - - - -

ECP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
British Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Friendly - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Johnny Nicholls - Match Record - Tournament Matches
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
x - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Johnny Nicholls - Match History
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - x full caps

Coach: Water Winterbottom - x full capsx

Age 23
1 285 3 April 1954 - Scotland 2 England 4, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow BC/
WCP
AW Start x
May 1st 1954 was the date set by FIFA for a list of forty names to be submitted, from which the final 22 could be selected for each country's World Cup squad. England's list appeared on 22 April 1954, nine days ahead of the deadline. 18 were destined not to make the final cut, including Johnny Nicholls.

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