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Welcome to ColorFlash Charlie Nicholas
The latest recruit to ColorFlash is the former Scottish internationalist and Sky Sports pundit, Charlie Nicholas.

Regarded as one of the greatest talents of his generation, Charlie made his first-team breakthrough with Celtic in the 1980-81 season and really hit the ground running, finishing the season with 28 goals, a Scottish Premier Division winner's medal and the Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year award. Not at all bad for a 19-year old!
The following season was marred by injury but 82-83 was a resounding success with 48 goals in all competitions with a Scottish League Cup winner's medal, both Player of the Year awards (press and players) scooped and a scoring debut for the Scottish national team.

England called and in the summer of 1983 Charlie signed for Arsenal. It seemed to be a match made in heaven and he was imperious in his early games but the form of Arsenal as a team slumped and there was a change of boss before Christmas. This sparked a lift in both individual and team form.

Arsenal were not particularly successful trophy-wise in that era so when Charlie netted a double in the 86-87 League Cup Final victory over Liverpool, his place in club folklore was secured. However, things were not going well for him in the first half of season 87-88 and a move was on the cards.

In January 1988 Charlie was snapped up by Aberdeen stating his own desire to get his career back on track. Ultimately his time at Pittodrie was successful with his goalscoring knack returning and season 89-90 offering him Scottish League Cup and Scottish FA Cup winner's medals.

The summer of 1990 saw a return to Celtic Park where he played until 1995 before moving to Clyde for the final year of his playing career.

Charlie earned 20 caps for Scotland between 1983 and 1989 and featured at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.
Following his professional playing career Charlie became one of the most sought-after football pundits on British TV and a leading columnist in the print media. His face became one of the most well-known and well-loved on Sky Sports for many a year.

He has now left the TV side of things behind to concentrate on business affairs but he still has a column in the Daily Express newspaper.

Charlie has eagerly embraced the opportunity to join ColorFlash and we are just as eager to have him onboard. Our reach into the mainstream UK media is now massively enhanced.

Honours

Club

Celtic

  • Scottish Premier Division: 1980–81, 1981–82
  • Scottish League Cup: 1982–83

Arsenal

  • Football League Cup: 1986–87

Aberdeen

  • Scottish Cup: 1989–90
  • Scottish League Cup: 1989–90

Individual

  • Scottish PFA Player of the Year: 1983
  • Scottish Football Writers' Player of the Year: 1983
  • Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year: 1981
  • Arsenal Player of the Year: 1984
  • Scottish Premier Division Golden Boot: 1982–83 & 1988–89 (shared)
  • European Golden Shoe: Third place (1983)
  • Scottish Football Hall of Fame: 2014

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