Charlie Nicholas

Date of birth30 December 1961
Place of birthGlasgow
NationalityScottish
PositionForward

Scotland International

A prolific scorer with Celtic, Charlie was an immediate hero with the patrons of Arsenal's North Bank. His scintillating skills were mixed with sheer charisma.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Celtic 01 Jul 1983
Arsenal 01 Jul 1983

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1983-84 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1
1983-84 Arsenal League Cup 4
1
1983-84 Arsenal League Division One 41
11
1984-85 Arsenal FA Cup 3
1
1984-85 Arsenal League Cup 3
2
1984-85 Arsenal League Division One 35
3
9
1985-86 Arsenal FA Cup 5
4
1985-86 Arsenal League Cup 7
4
1985-86 Arsenal League Division One 41
10
1986-87 Arsenal FA Cup 2
2
4
1986-87 Arsenal League Cup 6
3
1986-87 Arsenal League Division One 25
3
4
1987-88 Arsenal League Division One 3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
27 Aug 1983 Arsenal v Luton Town W 2-1 League Division One
29 Aug 1983 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
03 Sep 1983 Southampton v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
06 Sep 1983 Arsenal v Manchester United L 2-3 League Division One
10 Sep 1983 Arsenal v Liverpool L 0-2 League Division One
17 Sep 1983 Notts County v Arsenal W 0-4 League Division One
24 Sep 1983 Arsenal v Norwich City W 3-0 League Division One
01 Oct 1983 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
04 Oct 1983 Plymouth Argyle v Arsenal D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
15 Oct 1983 Arsenal v Coventry City L 0-1 League Division One
22 Oct 1983 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest W 4-1 League Division One
25 Oct 1983 Arsenal v Plymouth Argyle W 1-0
Agg: 2-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
29 Oct 1983 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 2-6 League Division One
05 Nov 1983 Arsenal v Sunderland L 1-2 League Division One
09 Nov 1983 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
12 Nov 1983 Ipswich Town v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
19 Nov 1983 Arsenal v Everton W 2-1 League Division One
26 Nov 1983 Leicester City v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
29 Nov 1983 Arsenal v Walsall L 1-2 League Cup 4th round
03 Dec 1983 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion L 0-1 League Division One
10 Dec 1983 West Ham United v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
17 Dec 1983 Arsenal v Watford W 3-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1983 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 2-4 League Division One
27 Dec 1983 Arsenal v Birmingham City D 1-1 League Division One
31 Dec 1983 Arsenal v Southampton D 2-2 League Division One
02 Jan 1984 Norwich City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
07 Jan 1984 Middlesbrough v Arsenal L 3-2 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 1984 Luton Town v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
21 Jan 1984 Arsenal v Notts County D 1-1 League Division One
28 Jan 1984 Stoke City v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
04 Feb 1984 Arsenal v Queens Park Rangers L 0-2 League Division One
11 Feb 1984 Liverpool v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
18 Feb 1984 Arsenal v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
25 Feb 1984 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
03 Mar 1984 Sunderland v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
10 Mar 1984 Arsenal v Ipswich Town W 4-1 League Division One
17 Mar 1984 Manchester United v Arsenal L 4-0 League Division One
24 Mar 1984 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 4-1 League Division One
31 Mar 1984 Coventry City v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
07 Apr 1984 Arsenal v Stoke City W 3-1 League Division One
09 Apr 1984 Everton v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
21 Apr 1984 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-2 League Division One
23 Apr 1984 Birmingham City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
28 Apr 1984 Arsenal v Leicester City W 2-1 League Division One
05 May 1984 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
07 May 1984 Arsenal v West Ham United D 3-3 League Division One
29 Aug 1984 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
01 Sep 1984 Watford v Arsenal W 3-4 League Division One
04 Sep 1984 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 2-0 League Division One
08 Sep 1984 Arsenal v Liverpool W 3-1 League Division One
15 Sep 1984 Ipswich Town v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
22 Sep 1984 Arsenal v Stoke City W 4-0 League Division One
25 Sep 1984 Arsenal v Bristol Rovers W 4-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
29 Sep 1984 Coventry City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
06 Oct 1984 Arsenal v Everton W 1-0 League Division One
09 Oct 1984 Bristol Rovers v Arsenal D 1-1
Agg: 1-5
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
13 Oct 1984 Leicester City v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
20 Oct 1984 Arsenal v Sunderland W 3-2 League Division One
27 Oct 1984 West Ham United v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
31 Oct 1984 Oxford United v Arsenal L 3-2 League Cup 3rd round
02 Nov 1984 Manchester United v Arsenal L 4-2 League Division One
10 Nov 1984 Arsenal v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
17 Nov 1984 Arsenal v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 League Division One
25 Nov 1984 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
22 Dec 1984 Arsenal v Watford D 1-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1984 Norwich City v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
29 Dec 1984 Newcastle United v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
01 Jan 1985 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-2 League Division One
05 Jan 1985 Hereford United v Arsenal D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
19 Jan 1985 Chelsea v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
21 Jan 1985 Arsenal v Hereford United W 7-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
26 Jan 1985 York City v Arsenal L 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
02 Feb 1985 Arsenal v Coventry City W 2-1 League Division One
12 Feb 1985 Liverpool v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
23 Feb 1985 Arsenal v Manchester United L 0-1 League Division One
02 Mar 1985 Arsenal v West Ham United W 2-1 League Division One
09 Mar 1985 Sunderland v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
13 Mar 1985 Aston Villa v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
16 Mar 1985 Arsenal v Leicester City W 2-0 League Division One
19 Mar 1985 Arsenal v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division One
23 Mar 1985 Everton v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
30 Mar 1985 Stoke City v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
06 Apr 1985 Arsenal v Norwich City W 2-0 League Division One
13 Apr 1985 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
17 Apr 1985 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
20 Apr 1985 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
27 Apr 1985 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Division One
04 May 1985 Luton Town v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
06 May 1985 Arsenal v Southampton W 1-0 League Division One
11 May 1985 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
17 Aug 1985 Liverpool v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
20 Aug 1985 Arsenal v Southampton W 3-2 League Division One
24 Aug 1985 Arsenal v Manchester United L 1-2 League Division One
27 Aug 1985 Luton Town v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
31 Aug 1985 Arsenal v Leicester City W 1-0 League Division One
03 Sep 1985 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
07 Sep 1985 Coventry City v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
14 Sep 1985 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Division One
21 Sep 1985 Chelsea v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
25 Sep 1985 Hereford United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
28 Sep 1985 Arsenal v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
05 Oct 1985 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 3-2 League Division One
07 Oct 1985 Arsenal v Hereford United W 2-1
Agg: 2-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
12 Oct 1985 West Ham United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
19 Oct 1985 Arsenal v Ipswich Town W 1-0 League Division One
26 Oct 1985 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
30 Oct 1985 Manchester City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
02 Nov 1985 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
09 Nov 1985 Everton v Arsenal L 6-1 League Division One
16 Nov 1985 Arsenal v Oxford United W 2-1 League Division One
19 Nov 1985 Arsenal v Southampton D 0-0 League Cup 4th round
23 Nov 1985 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
26 Nov 1985 Southampton v Arsenal W 1-3 League Cup 4th round replay
30 Nov 1985 Arsenal v Birmingham City D 0-0 League Division One
07 Dec 1985 Southampton v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
14 Dec 1985 Arsenal v Liverpool W 2-0 League Division One
21 Dec 1985 Manchester United v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
28 Dec 1985 Arsenal v Queens Park Rangers W 3-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1986 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
04 Jan 1986 Grimsby Town v Arsenal W 3-4 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Jan 1986 Leicester City v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
22 Jan 1986 Aston Villa v Arsenal D 1-1 League Cup Quarter-final
25 Jan 1986 Arsenal v Rotherham United W 5-1 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 1986 Arsenal v Luton Town W 2-1 League Division One
04 Feb 1986 Arsenal v Aston Villa L 1-2 League Cup Quarter-final replay
15 Feb 1986 Luton Town v Arsenal D 2-2 FA Cup 5th round
01 Mar 1986 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
03 Mar 1986 Arsenal v Luton Town D 0-0 FA Cup 5th round replay
05 Mar 1986 Luton Town v Arsenal L 3-0 FA Cup 5th round 2nd replay
08 Mar 1986 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
11 Mar 1986 Ipswich Town v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
15 Mar 1986 Arsenal v West Ham United W 1-0 League Division One
22 Mar 1986 Arsenal v Coventry City W 3-0 League Division One
29 Mar 1986 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
31 Mar 1986 Arsenal v Watford L 0-2 League Division One
01 Apr 1986 Watford v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
05 Apr 1986 Manchester City v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
08 Apr 1986 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
12 Apr 1986 Arsenal v Everton L 0-1 League Division One
16 Apr 1986 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
29 Apr 1986 Arsenal v Chelsea W 2-0 League Division One
03 May 1986 Birmingham City v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
05 May 1986 Oxford United v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
23 Aug 1986 Arsenal v Manchester United W 1-0 League Division One
26 Aug 1986 Coventry City v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
30 Aug 1986 Liverpool v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
02 Sep 1986 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 League Division One
06 Sep 1986 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
13 Sep 1986 Luton Town v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
20 Sep 1986 Arsenal v Oxford United D 0-0 League Division One
23 Sep 1986 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town W 2-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
27 Sep 1986 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
06 Dec 1986 Arsenal v Queens Park Rangers W 3-1 League Division One
20 Dec 1986 Arsenal v Luton Town W 3-0 League Division One
27 Dec 1986 Arsenal v Southampton W 1-0 League Division One
01 Jan 1987 Arsenal v Wimbledon W 3-1 League Division One
04 Jan 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
10 Jan 1987 Reading v Arsenal W 1-3 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Jan 1987 Arsenal v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division One
21 Jan 1987 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest W 2-0 League Cup Quarter-final
24 Jan 1987 Manchester United v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
31 Jan 1987 Arsenal v Plymouth Argyle W 6-1 FA Cup 4th round
08 Feb 1987 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
21 Feb 1987 Arsenal v Barnsley W 2-0 FA Cup 5th round
25 Feb 1987 Oxford United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
01 Mar 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-2
Agg: 2-2
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
04 Mar 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-2 League Cup Semi-final replay
14 Mar 1987 Arsenal v Watford L 1-3 FA Cup Quarter-final
17 Mar 1987 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Division One
21 Mar 1987 Watford v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
28 Mar 1987 Arsenal v Everton L 0-1 League Division One
05 Apr 1987 Arsenal v Liverpool W 2-1 League Cup Final
08 Apr 1987 West Ham United v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
11 Apr 1987 Arsenal v Charlton Athletic W 2-1 League Division One
14 Apr 1987 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 0-1 League Division One
18 Apr 1987 Wimbledon v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
20 Apr 1987 Arsenal v Leicester City W 4-1 League Division One
25 Apr 1987 Manchester City v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
02 May 1987 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 2-1 League Division One
04 May 1987 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
09 May 1987 Arsenal v Norwich City L 1-2 League Division One
15 Aug 1987 Arsenal v Liverpool L 1-2 League Division One
19 Aug 1987 Manchester United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
22 Aug 1987 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1979-80 Scotland Principato di Monaco 1
1979-80 Scotland Under-18
1
1980-81 Scotland UEFA Under-21 1
1981-82 Scotland UEFA Under-21 1
1982-83 Scotland British Home Championship 2
1982-83 Scotland International Friendly 3
1
1982-83 Scotland UEFA European Championship 1
1
1982-83 Scotland UEFA Under-21 2
1
2
1983-84 Scotland International Friendly
1
1983-84 Scotland UEFA European Championship 1
1
1983-84 Scotland UEFA Under-21 1
1984-85 Scotland FIFA World Cup
3
1
1984-85 Scotland International Friendly
1
1
1985-86 Scotland FIFA World Cup 1
1
1985-86 Scotland International Friendly 2
1
1986-87 Scotland B International 1
1986-87 Scotland Rous Cup
1
1986-87 Scotland UEFA European Championship 1
1986-87 Scotland Under-21 1
1988-89 Scotland FIFA World Cup
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
13 Nov 1979 Italy v Scotland D 0-0 Principato di MONACO
17 Nov 1979 Sweden v Scotland W 0-1 U18
09 Sep 1980 Sweden v Scotland L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group
08 Sep 1981 Scotland v Sweden W 4-0 UEFA U21 Group
12 Oct 1982 Scotland v East Germany W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group
16 Nov 1982 Switzerland v Scotland W 3-4 UEFA U21 Group
14 Dec 1982 Belgium v Scotland W 1-2 UEFA U21 Group
30 Mar 1983 Scotland v Switzerland D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
24 May 1983 Scotland v Northern Ireland D 0-0 British Home Championship
01 Jun 1983 England v Scotland L 2-0 British Home Championship
12 Jun 1983 Canada v Scotland W 0-2 International Friendly
16 Jun 1983 Canada v Scotland W 0-3 International Friendly
20 Jun 1983 Canada v Scotland W 0-2 International Friendly
12 Oct 1983 Scotland v Belgium D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
04 Apr 1984 Yugoslavia v Scotland L 3-1 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
01 Jun 1984 France v Scotland L 2-0 International Friendly
12 Sep 1984 Scotland v Yugoslavia W 6-1 International Friendly
17 Oct 1984 Scotland v Iceland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
27 Feb 1985 Spain v Scotland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
27 Mar 1985 Scotland v Wales L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
28 Jan 1986 Israel v Scotland W 0-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 1986 Scotland v Romania W 3-0 International Friendly
23 Apr 1986 England v Scotland L 2-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 1986 Denmark v Scotland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
13 Jun 1986 Scotland v Uruguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
10 Sep 1986 Scotland v Bulgaria D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
28 Apr 1987 Scotland v France D 1-1 B INTER
30 Apr 1987 Scotland v France D 1-1 U21
23 May 1987 Scotland v England D 0-0 ROUS CUP
26 Apr 1989 Scotland v Cyprus W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.