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 Chris NICHOLL 1974-1978 
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Name: Christopher John "Chris" Nicholl


Country: :NIR: Northern Ireland
Club: Aston Villa (1972-1977), Southampton (1977-1983)
Position: *CB
Side: LF/BS
Age: 28-32 years (12/10/1946)

Height: 188 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Attack: 58
Defence: 87
Balance: 87
Stamina: 83
Top Speed: 76
Acceleration: 75
Response: 85
Agility: 75
Dribble Accuracy: 75
Dribble Speed: 73
Short Pass Accuracy: 77
Short Pass Speed: 76
Long Pass Accuracy: 72
Long Pass Speed: 73
Shot Accuracy: 63
Shot Power: 88
Shot Technique: 63
Free Kick Accuracy: 65
Curling: 73
Header: 84
Jump: 83
Technique: 75
Aggression: 61
Mentality: 87
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 83

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 6
Weak Foot Frequency: 6
Consistency: 7
Growth Type: Late/Lasting

S07 - Man Marking
S09 - Covering
S10 - DF Leader

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Marking - Covering - D Line Control

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Defence Minded


Chris Nicholl was born in Macclesfield. He played for Burnley (1965-1966), Witton Albion (1966-1968), Halifax Town (1968-1969) and Luton Town (1969-1972), before establishing himself as a centre back with Aston Villa. He captained the side to victory over Everton in the 1976-1977 League Cup after two final replay. The second replay is remembered for Nicholl, he scoring one of the greatest goals in any Aston Villa match a fourty yards left footer which helped take the match to extra time.

Nicholl by centre back standard, wasn't a total stranger to scoring goals. Indeeds, his name often crops up with regards to one of the stranger records in Englis Football. In a Division One game againts Leicester City in 1976, he scored all four goals (two of them own goals) in a 2-2 draw.

He signed for Southampton in June 1977 and became the backbone of succesful side. He scored 8 goals in 228 league appearances before joining Grimsby Town in August 1983, for whom he made 70 league appearances in 3 years. He won 51 Northern Ireland full international caps.

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