Jimmy Nicholson

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.

Jimmy Nicholson
Personal information
Full name James Joseph Nicholson
Date of birth (1943-02-27) 27 February 1943 (age 77)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1963 Manchester United 58 (5)
1964–1973 Huddersfield Town 281 (25)
1973–1976 Bury 83 (0)
1976–1977 Mossley 31 (1)
1977–? Stalybridge Celtic ? (?)
National team
1957–1959 Northern Ireland Schoolboys 3 (0)
1959–1961 Northern Ireland B 4 (0)
1962–1965 Northern Ireland U23 2 (0)
1960–1971 Northern Ireland 41 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

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.

International careerEdit

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

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