Peter Nicholas

Date of birth10 November 1959
Place of birthNewport
NationalityWelsh
PositionMidfielder

The midfield ball-winner's arrival at Highbury coincided with an immediate upturn in Arsenal's fortunes. His tally of 73 caps was a record for Wales at the time.

With Chelsea, 2nd Division Champion 1989.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Crystal Palace 01 Dec 1976 01 Mar 1981
Arsenal 01 Mar 1981 01 Oct 1983
Crystal Palace 01 Oct 1983 01 Jan 1985
Luton Town 01 Jan 1985 01 Aug 1988
Chelsea 01 Aug 1988 01 Mar 1991

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1980-81 Arsenal League Division One 8
1
1981-82 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1981-82 Arsenal League Cup 5
1
1981-82 Arsenal League Division One 28
3
1981-82 Arsenal UEFA Cup 4
1982-83 Arsenal FA Cup 7
1982-83 Arsenal League Cup 3
1
1982-83 Arsenal League Division One 21
1988-89 Chelsea FA Cup 1
1988-89 Chelsea League Cup 2
1988-89 Chelsea League Division Two 39
1
1989-90 Chelsea FA Cup 1
1989-90 Chelsea League Cup 2
1989-90 Chelsea League Division One 29
1990-91 Chelsea League Division One 11
1
1
1990-91 Chelsea Rumbelows League Cup 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
21 Mar 1981 Norwich City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
28 Mar 1981 Arsenal v Liverpool W 1-0 League Division One
31 Mar 1981 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 2-1 League Division One
11 Apr 1981 Arsenal v Leeds United D 0-0 League Division One
18 Apr 1981 Ipswich Town v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
20 Apr 1981 Arsenal v Crystal Palace W 3-2 League Division One
25 Apr 1981 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
02 May 1981 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 2-0 League Division One
29 Aug 1981 Arsenal v Stoke City L 0-1 League Division One
02 Sep 1981 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
05 Sep 1981 Liverpool v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
12 Sep 1981 Arsenal v Sunderland D 1-1 League Division One
16 Sep 1981 Panathinaikos v Arsenal W 0-2 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
19 Sep 1981 Leeds United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
26 Sep 1981 Arsenal v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
30 Sep 1981 Arsenal v Panathinaikos W 1-0
Agg: 3-0
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
03 Oct 1981 Notts County v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
06 Oct 1981 Sheffield United v Arsenal L 1-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
10 Oct 1981 Swansea City v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
17 Oct 1981 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
20 Oct 1981 Winterslag v Arsenal L 1-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
24 Oct 1981 Ipswich Town v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
27 Oct 1981 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 2-0
Agg: 2-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
31 Oct 1981 Arsenal v Coventry City W 1-0 League Division One
03 Nov 1981 Arsenal v Winterslag W 2-1
Agg: 2-2
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
07 Nov 1981 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
10 Nov 1981 Arsenal v Norwich City W 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
21 Nov 1981 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
28 Nov 1981 Arsenal v Everton W 1-0 League Division One
01 Dec 1981 Arsenal v Liverpool D 0-0 League Cup 4th round
05 Dec 1981 West Ham United v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
08 Dec 1981 Liverpool v Arsenal L 3-0 League Cup 4th round replay
02 Jan 1982 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
20 Jan 1982 Stoke City v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
23 Jan 1982 Southampton v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
26 Jan 1982 Arsenal v Brighton and Hove Albion D 0-0 League Division One
30 Jan 1982 Arsenal v Leeds United W 1-0 League Division One
02 Feb 1982 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-1 League Division One
06 Feb 1982 Sunderland v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
13 Feb 1982 Arsenal v Notts County W 1-0 League Division One
16 Feb 1982 Arsenal v Middlesbrough W 1-0 League Division One
20 Feb 1982 Manchester United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
27 Feb 1982 Arsenal v Swansea City L 0-2 League Division One
29 Mar 1982 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
10 Apr 1982 Brighton and Hove Albion v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
12 Apr 1982 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-3 League Division One
24 Apr 1982 Everton v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
08 May 1982 Middlesbrough v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
11 May 1982 Arsenal v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1982 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 League Division One
28 Dec 1982 Southampton v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
03 Jan 1983 Liverpool v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
08 Jan 1983 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
15 Jan 1983 Arsenal v Stoke City W 3-0 League Division One
18 Jan 1983 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Cup Quarter-final
22 Jan 1983 Notts County v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
29 Jan 1983 Arsenal v Leeds United D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
02 Feb 1983 Leeds United v Arsenal D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round replay
05 Feb 1983 Arsenal v Brighton and Hove Albion W 3-1 League Division One
09 Feb 1983 Arsenal v Leeds United W 2-1 FA Cup 4th round 2nd replay
15 Feb 1983 Arsenal v Manchester United L 2-4 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
19 Feb 1983 Middlesbrough v Arsenal D 1-1 FA Cup 5th round
22 Feb 1983 Manchester United v Arsenal L 2-1
Agg: 6-3
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
26 Feb 1983 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
28 Feb 1983 Arsenal v Middlesbrough W 3-2 FA Cup 5th round replay
05 Mar 1983 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Division One
12 Mar 1983 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 2-0 FA Cup Quarter-final
15 Mar 1983 Birmingham City v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
19 Mar 1983 Arsenal v Luton Town W 4-1 League Division One
22 Mar 1983 Arsenal v Ipswich Town D 2-2 League Division One
26 Mar 1983 Everton v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
02 Apr 1983 Arsenal v Southampton D 0-0 League Division One
04 Apr 1983 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 5-0 League Division One
09 Apr 1983 Arsenal v Coventry City W 2-1 League Division One
23 Apr 1983 Arsenal v Manchester City W 3-0 League Division One
30 Apr 1983 Watford v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
02 May 1983 Arsenal v Manchester United W 3-0 League Division One
07 May 1983 Arsenal v Sunderland L 0-1 League Division One
10 May 1983 West Ham United v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
14 May 1983 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 2-1 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
1977-78 Wales Under-21 1
1978-79 Wales British Home Championship
2
1978-79 Wales UEFA European Championship 1
1
1978-79 Wales Under-21 1
1979-80 Wales British Home Championship 3
1979-80 Wales FIFA World Cup 1
1979-80 Wales International Friendly 1
1979-80 Wales UEFA European Championship 2
1980-81 Wales British Home Championship 2
1980-81 Wales FIFA World Cup 4
1980-81 Wales International Friendly 1
1981-82 Wales British Home Championship 3
1
1981-82 Wales FIFA World Cup 3
1981-82 Wales International Friendly 2
1981-82 Wales Under-21 1
1982-83 Wales British Home Championship 2
1982-83 Wales UEFA European Championship 2
1983-84 Wales International Friendly 2
1983-84 Wales UEFA European Championship 2
1984-85 Wales FIFA World Cup 3
1984-85 Wales International Friendly 2
1985-86 Wales FIFA World Cup 1
1985-86 Wales International Friendly 6
1986-87 Wales International Friendly 1
1986-87 Wales UEFA European Championship 3
1987-88 Wales International Friendly 2
1987-88 Wales UEFA European Championship 3
1988-89 Wales FIFA World Cup 3
1988-89 Wales International Friendly 2
1989-90 Wales FIFA World Cup 3
1989-90 Wales International Friendly 3
1990-91 Wales International Friendly 2
1
1990-91 Wales UEFA European Championship 4
1991-92 Wales UEFA European Championship 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
08 Feb 1978 Wales v Scotland W 1-0 U21
06 Feb 1979 Wales v England L 0-1 Under-21
19 May 1979 Wales v Scotland W 3-0 British Home Championship
25 May 1979 Northern Ireland v Wales D 1-1 British Home Championship
02 Jun 1979 Malta v Wales W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
11 Sep 1979 Wales v Republic of Ireland W 2-1 International Friendly
17 Oct 1979 West Germany v Wales L 5-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
21 Nov 1979 Turkey v Wales L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
17 May 1980 Wales v England W 4-1 British Home Championship
21 May 1980 Scotland v Wales L 1-0 British Home Championship
23 May 1980 Wales v Northern Ireland L 0-1 British Home Championship
02 Jun 1980 Iceland v Wales W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Group 3
15 Oct 1980 Wales v Turkey W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
19 Nov 1980 Wales v Czechoslovakia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
24 Feb 1981 Republic of Ireland v Wales W 1-3 International Friendly
25 Mar 1981 Turkey v Wales W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
16 May 1981 Wales v Scotland W 2-0 British Home Championship
20 May 1981 England v Wales D 0-0 British Home Championship
30 May 1981 Wales v USSR D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
09 Sep 1981 Czechoslovakia v Wales L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
14 Oct 1981 Wales v Iceland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
18 Nov 1981 USSR v Wales L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
24 Feb 1982 France v Wales D 0-0 U21
24 Mar 1982 Spain v Wales D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Apr 1982 Wales v England L 0-1 British Home Championship
24 May 1982 Scotland v Wales L 1-0 British Home Championship
27 May 1982 Wales v Northern Ireland W 3-0 British Home Championship
02 Jun 1982 France v Wales W 0-1 International Friendly
15 Dec 1982 Yugoslavia v Wales D 4-4 UEFA European Championship Group 4
27 Apr 1983 Wales v Bulgaria W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
28 May 1983 Wales v Scotland L 0-2 British Home Championship
31 May 1983 Northern Ireland v Wales W 0-1 British Home Championship
21 Sep 1983 Norway v Wales D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
16 Nov 1983 Bulgaria v Wales L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
06 Jun 1984 Norway v Wales L 1-0 International Friendly
10 Jun 1984 Israel v Wales D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Oct 1984 Spain v Wales L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
26 Feb 1985 Wales v Norway D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 1985 Scotland v Wales W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
30 Apr 1985 Wales v Spain W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
05 Jun 1985 Norway v Wales L 4-2 International Friendly
10 Sep 1985 Wales v Scotland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
16 Oct 1985 Wales v Hungary L 0-3 International Friendly
25 Feb 1986 Saudi Arabia v Wales W 1-2 International Friendly
26 Mar 1986 Republic of Ireland v Wales W 0-1 International Friendly
21 Apr 1986 Wales v Uruguay D 0-0 International Friendly
10 May 1986 Canada v Wales L 2-0 International Friendly
19 May 1986 Canada v Wales W 0-3 International Friendly
10 Sep 1986 Finland v Wales D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
18 Feb 1987 Wales v USSR D 0-0 International Friendly
01 Apr 1987 Wales v Finland W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
29 Apr 1987 Wales v Czechoslovakia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
09 Sep 1987 Wales v Denmark W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
14 Oct 1987 Denmark v Wales L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Nov 1987 Czechoslovakia v Wales L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
23 Mar 1988 Wales v Yugoslavia L 1-2 International Friendly
27 Apr 1988 Sweden v Wales L 4-1 International Friendly
14 Sep 1988 Netherlands v Wales L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
19 Oct 1988 Wales v Finland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Group 4
08 Feb 1989 Israel v Wales D 3-3 International Friendly
26 Apr 1989 Wales v Sweden L 0-2 International Friendly
31 May 1989 Wales v West Germany D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
06 Sep 1989 Finland v Wales L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
11 Oct 1989 Wales v Netherlands L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 4
15 Nov 1989 West Germany v Wales L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
28 Mar 1990 Republic of Ireland v Wales L 1-0 International Friendly
25 Apr 1990 Sweden v Wales L 4-2 International Friendly
20 May 1990 Wales v Costa Rica W 1-0 International Friendly
11 Sep 1990 Denmark v Wales L 1-0 International Friendly
17 Oct 1990 Wales v Belgium W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
14 Nov 1990 Luxembourg v Wales W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
06 Feb 1991 Wales v Republic of Ireland L 0-3 International Friendly
27 Mar 1991 Belgium v Wales D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
30 May 1991 Poland v Wales D 0-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 1991 Wales v Germany W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
13 Nov 1991 Wales v Luxembourg W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5


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