Nick Powell


BornMarch 23, 1994


Nicholas Edward "Nick" Powell is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Manchester United. He began his career at Crewe Alexandra, initially as a forward, making his debut at the age of 16. He made his debut for Crewe on 19 August 2010, in a League Two game against Cheltenham Town. Powell scored his first senior goal in a 3–1 away win at AFC Wimbledon on 15 October 2011. In January 2012, Powell was awarded the Football League's Young Player of the Month Award for December. On 21 April 2012, he won every award at Crewe's end of season awards ceremony, becoming the first player to win all five, including Goal of the Season and Young Player of the Year and Player of the Year. At the end of the 2011–12 season, Powell finished as the club's top scorer with a total of 15 goals in all competitions. Powell joined Manchester United from Crewe Alexandra on 1 July 2012 in a deal reported to be worth up to £6 million. He made his Premier League debut against Wigan Athletic in a 4-0 win on 15 September 2012. He has also represented England at a variety of youth levels, most recently as part of the under 21 team. He played in the 2011 UEFA European U-17 Football Championship, with England making it to the semi-final and Powell scoring against France in the group stage.
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