Nick Powell (born 23 March 1994) is an English footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Wigan Athletic.
Started his career at home-town club Crewe Alexandra, joining their youth system as a five-year-old.
Make his debut for Crewe in August 2010, in a League Two game against Cheltenham Town. At the age of 16 he become the second youngest player ever to appear for Crewe.
Powell was awarded the Football League’s Young Player of the Month Award for December.
Won every award at Crewe’s end of season awards ceremony, becoming the first player to win all five, including Goal of the Season (for his 30-yard strike in the 4–3 win at Gillingham), Young Player of the Year and Player of the Year.
Scored a volley from outside the box into the top corner in the 2–0 victory over Cheltenham Town in the 2012 League Two play-off Final at Wembley, to win promotion to League One.
Joined Manchester United from Crewe Alexandra in a deal reported to be worth up to £6 million.
Made his Premier League debut against Wigan Athletic in September 2012, scoring his first goal.
Wigan Athletic (loan)
Joined Wigan Athletic on a season-long loan in September 2013.
Scored Wigan’s first ever European goal, against NK Maribor.
Leicester City (loan)
Loaned to newly promoted Premier League team Leicester City.
It was reported that Leicester City had opted to terminate Powell’s loan early due to the player showing a lack of commitment to training after only 3 games.
Return to Man Utd
Named in United’s 2015-16 25 man Champions League squad.
A series of injuries have stopped Powell from featuring in United’s first team.
Hull City (loan)
Moved to Hull City on loan in February 2016
Made his debut on a week later in the FA Cup against Arsenal.
Returned to Manchester United and was released on a free transfer in 2016.
Joined Wigan in July 2016 an a free transfer, signing a five-year deal.
Scored in his first appearance as a permanent Wigan player against Blackburn Rovers.
Returned from injury to score five goals in three consecutive substitute appearances but Wigan were still relegated to EFL League One.
Nick has represented England at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21 levels.
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