James Joseph Nicholson (born 27 February 1943 in Belfast) is a Northern Irish former footballer who played as a midfielder. He played most of his career at Huddersfield Town and earned more than 40 caps for the Northern Ireland national team.
|Full name||James Joseph Nicholson|
|Date of birth||27 February 1943|
|Place of birth||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|1957–1959||Northern Ireland Schoolboys||3||(0)|
|1959–1961||Northern Ireland B||4||(0)|
|1962–1965||Northern Ireland U23||2||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Nicholson began his career with Manchester United, for whom he made 58 appearances, scoring five times, between 1960 and 1963, when he moved over from Pennines to Huddersfield Town. He subsequently played for Bury, Mossley and Stalybridge Celtic.
Nicholson represented Northern Ireland at international level. He represented his country at each level earning three caps for the Schoolboys, as well as playing twice for Northern Ireland U23 and four caps for Northern Ireland B.
He also appeared for Northern Ireland at full international level, appearing 41 times for Northern Ireland, scoring 6 goals. Over an 11-year international career from 1960-71 making him the most capped player internationally for Huddersfield Town.
- Huddersfield Town
- Football League Second Division (1): 1969-70
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