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Name: Kevin Nicholls  
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Date of Birth: 2nd January 1979
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Profession: Footballer
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Kevin Nicholls (born January 2, 1979, Newham, England) is an English football player currently playing for Luton Town F.C.

Kevin began his playing career at Charlton Athletic making his debut in the 1996-97 season . After an injury ruled him out most of the 1997-98 season he failed to break into the team in 1998-99 season and was loaned to Brighton & Hove Albion for four games then after a short period back at Charlton he was tranferred to Wigan Athletic for £250,000 (rising to £600,000 based on appearances). In the 1999-2000 season he was once again victim of injury only playing 8 games and after he appeared in 26 games in the 2000-01 season Joe Kinnear signed him for Luton for £150,000. Kevin was a pivotal player in Luton's promotion season of 2001-02 becoming the team captain, he had also been captain of the England under 18s, under 19s and under 20s teams. At Luton Nicholls managed for several seasons to avoid the injuries that dogged him at previous clubs and became the "heart and soul of the team" according to Kinnear. Unfortunately the 2003-04 season was not so good as he was again injured and missed 5 months in addition to falling out with new Luton manager Mike Newell over his playing position. After the injury Kevin returned to his preferred central midfield position and contributed to Luton's very respectable 10th place finish.

Kevin is a traditional hard man who picks up more than his share of cards, he earned a yellow in his Luton debut and two more in the next game and has been a regular name in referee's notebooks ever since. At 6'2" and 11st he uses his size to good advantage but can also play the ball and has been Luton's penalty taker, corner taker and dead ball expert at various times.

Playing Record

Season Team Games Goals
1996-97 Charlton 7 1
1997-98 Charlton 7 0
1998-99 Brighton 4 1
1999-00 Wigan 8 0
2000-01 Wigan 24 1
2001-02 Luton Town 43 7
2002-03 Luton Town 38 5
2003-04 Luton Town 24 2
2004-05 Luton Town 47 14

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