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Peter Nicholas

Peter Nicholas

Clubs played for: Crystal Palace, Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Luton Town, Aberdeen, Chelsea, Watford, (1976-1993)

Born: 1959

Birthplace: Newport, Gwent

Died:

Position: Defensive Midfield

Biography: An uncompromising defensive midfielder who was bought in along with Graham Roberts by Bobby Campbell for 350,000 in August 1988, to add extra bit and composure to midfield with immediate reward as the club cantered to a Second Division Championship, a decade after he first won the same title with Crystal Palace. Became only the second Chelsea skipper to lift a trophy at Wembley when the club won the Full Members Cup in 1990, but when Campbell decided that it was time to give youth a chance the following season he was sold to Watford for 175,000 aged 31. Welsh international coached the youth teams at Chelsea and Palace where he also became assistant manager, now back to Wales managing Barry Town, Newport and until 2009 Llanelli and then joined the Neath coaching staff.




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