Miku (middle) in action for Getafe in 2012
|Full name||Nicolás Ladislao Fedor Flores|
|Date of birth||19 August 1985|
|Place of birth||Caracas, Venezuela|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|1989–2001||Santo Tomás de Villanueva|
|2004–2005||→ Alcoyano (loan)||21||(5)|
|2005–2006||→ Salamanca (loan)||36||(18)|
|2006||→ Ciudad Murcia (loan)||8||(0)|
|2007–2008||→ Gimnàstic (loan)||29||(2)|
|2008–2009||→ Salamanca (loan)||37||(15)|
|2012–2013||→ Celtic (loan)||11||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 February 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 September 2015
He spent most of his career in Spain, having played for a host of clubs and starting with Valencia. In La Liga, he also represented Getafe and Rayo Vallecano, and won a Scottish double while on loan at Celtic in 2013.
On 27 August 2009, having returned to the Che after a strong season with UD Salamanca (finishing as joint-fifth in the goal charts), he scored a hat-trick in a UEFA Europa League 4–1 home win against Stabæk Fotball.
However, clearly deemed surplus to requirements at Valencia – only third or fourth-choice striker – Miku was sold in January 2010 to Getafe CF, signing a 4½-year deal. He scored on his debut, a 2–1 win at RCD Mallorca in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey, as a second-half substitute.
Benefitting from the absence of first-choice Roberto Soldado due to injury, Miku began appearing regularly as a starter: on 28 March 2010 he netted twice in a 3–1 win at Deportivo de La Coruña, adding another brace three rounds later, in a 3–0 home success against Villarreal CF, also in La Liga.
Miku started the 2011–12 season as first-choice, over veteran Daniel Güiza and Adrián Colunga. He scored three goals in his first two league games, against Levante UD (1–1 home draw) and Real Madrid (2–4 away loss), and ended the campaign with 12 goals, best in the squad.
On 31 August 2012, the last day of the summer transfer window, Miku moved on loan to Celtic. He appeared in only 14 official contests during the season, netting twice, and told Venezuelan media that he regretted his decision to join the Hoops.
On 30 September 2013, Miku joined Qatar Stars League side Al-Gharafa Sports Club for an undisclosed fee. He scored five goals in 15 games in his debut campaign, in an eventual ninth-place finish out of 14 teams.
Miku returned to Spain on 2 February 2015, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal with Rayo Vallecano. On 12 February 2016, after contributing to a 2–2 away draw against Sporting de Gijón, he became the first Venezuelan to score in four consecutive Spanish top flight matchdays; he was named February's La Liga Player of the Month for this feat.
In August 2017, 32-year-old Miku joined Indian Super League franchise Bengaluru FC on a two-year contract. He scored his first goal for them on 26 November in a 4–1 routing of Delhi Dynamos FC, adding three braces in his first season: against FC Goa in a 3–4 away defeat, against FC Pune City (3–1, away) and against Kerala Blasters FC (3–1, also away).
Miku made his debut with Venezuela on 16 August 2006, in a 0–0 friendly with Honduras. Later, he was an important member of the squads that competed in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, scoring in a 2–0 home triumph against Colombia on 31 March 2009.
On 9 September 2009, Miku netted twice in a 3–1 home victory over Peru; this brought Venezuela closer to its first-ever FIFA World Cup qualification, which eventually did not happen. He represented the nation at the 2011 Copa América, scoring in a 3–3 draw against Paraguay, helping his team to the second place in the group stage and an eventual fourth-place finish.
Four years later, in the next edition of the competition in Chile, Miku netted an 84th-minute goal in a 1–2 defeat to Brazil; a win would have sent his country through, but instead they were eliminated in last place in their group. Later that year, he was among 15 national players who threatened to quit the team after the president of the Venezuelan Football Federation accused them of conspiring to get the manager sacked.
- As of 22 June 2015 (Venezuela score listed first, score column indicates score after each Miku goal)
|1.||24 March 2007||José Pachencho Romero, Maracaibo, Venezuela||New Zealand||4–0||5–0||Friendly|
|2.||27 August 2007||Antonio Oddone Sarubbi, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay||Paraguay||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
|3.||3 March 2009||Polideportivo Cachamay, Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela||Colombia||1–0||2–0||2010 World Cup qualification|
|4.||9 September 2009||José Antonio Anzoátegui, Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela||Peru||1–0||3–1||2010 World Cup qualification|
|6.||8 September 2010||Metropolitano de Lara, Barquisimeto, Venezuela||Ecuador||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|7.||25 March 2011||Sports Complex, Montego Bay, Jamaica||Jamaica||0–1||0–2||Friendly|
|8.||1 June 2011||Mateo Flores, Guatemala City, Guatemala||Guatemala||0–1||0–2||Friendly|
|9.||13 July 2011||Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta, Argentina||Paraguay||2–3||3–3||2011 Copa América|
|10.||15 August 2012||Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan||Japan||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
|11.||22 June 2015||Monumental David Arellano, Santiago, Chile||Brazil||2–1||2–1||2015 Copa América|
- As of match played on 31 December 2017
|Alcoyano (loan)||2006–07||Segunda División B||21||5||0||0||—||—||21||5|
|Salamanca (loan)||2005–06||Segunda División B||36||18||1||0||—||4[a]||2||41||20|
|Ciudad Murcia (loan)||2006–07||Segunda División||8||0||1||0||—||—||9||0|
|Valencia B||2006–07||Segunda División B||15||1||—||—||—||15||1|
|Gimnàstic (loan)||2007–08||Segunda División||29||2||1||0||—||—||30||2|
|Salamanca (loan)||2008–09||Segunda División||37||15||2||1||—||—||39||16|
|Celtic (loan)||2012–13||Scottish Premiership||11||2||1||0||—||2[a]||0||14||2|
|Al-Gharafa||2013–14||Qatar Stars League||15||5||0||0||—||—||15||5|
|2014–15||Qatar Stars League||10||1||0||0||—||—||10||1|
|Rayo Vallecano||2014–15||La Liga||7||2||0||0||—||—||7||2|
|Bengaluru||2017–18||Indian Super League||20||15||4||5||—||—||24||20|
|2018–19||Indian Super League||12||5||1||0||13||5|
- Appearances in Promotion Play-offs
- Appearances in UEFA Europa League
- "Nunca paro de correr" ("I never stop running"); El País, 21 October 2009 (in Spanish)
- El crack de Venezuela que se les anima a todos, y también a Chávez (Venezuela star jumps on everyone, including Chávez); Clarín, 14 July 2011 (in Spanish)
- Miku del Valencia B, cedido al Nàstic de Tarragona (Miku from Valencia B, loaned to Nàstic de Tarragona) Archived 5 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine; Join Futbol, 25 August 2007 (in Spanish)
- Nicolás Ladislao Fedor Flores "Miku" del Valencia CF, cedido al Salamanca (Nicolás Ladislao Fedor Flores "Miku" from Valencia CF, loaned to Salamanca) Archived 5 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine; Join Futbol, 27 August 2008 (in Spanish)
- Valencia 4–1 Stabaek; ESPN Soccernet, 27 August 2009
- El Getafe asalta el Ono Estadi (Getafe take over Ono Estadi); Marca, 20 January 2010 (in Spanish)
- Depor's European hopes hammered; ESPN Soccernet, 28 March 2010
- Yellow Submarines are sunk; ESPN Soccernet, 13 April 2010
- Juanlu saves Levante; ESPN Soccernet, 28 August 2011
- Benzema at the double; ESPN Soccernet, 10 September 2011
- Champions sign two more new Bhoys Archived 2 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine; Celtic FC, 31 August 2012
- Miku: 'I shouldn't have joined Celtic'; Sportsmole, 2 April 2013
- Club unveil Miku; Al-Gharafa SC, 30 September 2013
- Miku swaps Getafe for Al-Gharafa Archived 5 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine; Yahoo! Sports, 1 October 2013
- "Miku ficha por el Rayo" [Miku signs with Rayo] (in Spanish). Marca. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
- "Record man Miku loving life with Rayo Vallecano". Diario AS. 14 February 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
- "Miku named Liga BBVA Player of the Month for February". La Liga. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
- "Bengaluru FC strengthen attack, sign Venezuela international Miku". Bengaluru FC. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
- "ISL 2017: Dominant Bengaluru FC outclass Delhi Dynamos 4–1". News 18. 26 November 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
- "ISL 2017–18: FC Goa hand 10-man Bengaluru FC first defeat of season in thrilling match". Firstpost. 30 November 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
- "ISL 2017: Miku brace gives Bengaluru FC win vs FC Pune City, go 3 points clear at the top". News 18. 14 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
- "ISL: Miku brace, Sunil Chhetri penalty gives Bengaluru FC dominating win over Kerala Blasters". India Today. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
- "Con la sangre nueva" [With the new blood] (in Spanish). ESPN. 17 August 2006. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
- "Venezuela respira en eliminatorias con histórica victoria ante Colombia" [Venezuela breathe in qualifiers with historical win against Colombia] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 1 April 2009. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
- "Miku mete a Venezuela en la pelea por la clasificación" [Miku puts Venezuela in fight for qualification] (in Spanish). Marca. 10 September 2009. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
- Nicolás Fedor and Grenddy Perozo seal stunning Venezuela comeback; The Guardian, 14 July 2011
- "Brazil 2–1 Venezuela: Thiago Silva and Firmino seal top spot". Goal.com. 21 June 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
- "Venezuela: Salomon Rondon and squad in quit threat to board". BBC Sport. 1 December 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
- "15 futbolistas renuncian a ser convocados con Venezuela" [15 footballers forfeit Venezuela selection] (in Spanish). Marca. 1 December 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
- "Miku: Nicolás Ladislao Fedor Flores". BDFutbol. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
- "N. Fedor". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
- "The official Website of the Hero Indian Super League | Stats, Statistics, League Stats, News, Live Scores, Videos, Clubs, Players & more | http://www.indiansuperleague.com". Indian Super League. Retrieved 15 July 2019. External link in