Nicky Law, son of footballer and manager Nicky Law senior, arrived at Exeter City as an experienced midfielder in 2018. He played over a hundred league and cup games for City before moving to the United States.
Nicky was Devon-born thanks to his father’s time at Plymouth Argyle in the late 1980s. He began his career at Sheffield United for whom he was to play five league games and spend time on loan at Yeovil Town and Bradford City. Leaving Bramall Lane in 2009, Nicky had two seasons of regular football at Rotherham United before continuing in the same vein at Motherwell between 2011 and 2013 during which time he was named in the PFA Scotland Team of the Year for 2012/13.
Nicky’s career probably then saw its most high-profile phase when he joined a re-formed Rangers in May 2013 as the Ibrox club was attempting to come back up through the Scottish leagues. He was there for three seasons winning promotion twice and playing in 83 league games. Next Nicky had two seasons at Bradford City, where had previously played 43 league games on loan, adding a further 78 league games to his Valley Parade tally before his release in 2018.
Nicky, now aged thirty and with 380 league games under his belt in England and Scotland, joined Exeter City in July 2018 and made his Grecians debut for on 4 August 2018 against Carlisle scoring in the 16th minute. He went on to make 44 appearances in all competitions during 2018/19, scoring 10 goals, and picked up the club’s Player of the Year award. He then made a further 39 cup and league appearances (7 goals) in 2019/20 as City reached the play-off final in a season that was interupted by Covid-19.
After making 23 appearances (3 goals) in the following season, and with games largely hapening behind closed doors because of the pandemic, Nicky left Exeter City in January 2021 to move to the United States to play for United Soccer League club Indy Eleven. He then switched to Tampa Bay Rowdies in July 2022 and to third-tier Huntsville City (the reserve team of Nashville SC) as player-coach in January 2023 before heading back to Tampa Bay six months later.
League (including play-off) 96; Cups 10 (106)