Height: 179cm (5’10”)
Weight: 76 kg (168 pounds)
Citizenship: (EU) England/United Kingdom, Australia, Japanese (possible)
Positions: Right Winger / Right Fullback
Best Skills: Speed, Shooting, Ball Control
Current Club: Unattached
40-yard sprint = 4.26 seconds
Vertical Standing jump = 60 cm
1000m = 3.26 minutes
July 2009 – Dinamo Zagreb Australian Selection Camp
Feburary 2010 – A.F.C. Wimbledon U/19
December 2010 – Special Invite – U/20 FIFA World Cup Team Australia (at age 17)
September 2011 – Kazincbarcikai (1st team) – 2nd Division Hungarian National League
November 2011 – Montrose FC U/19 – Scottish Second Division
February – August 2012 – Woden Valley FC
September 2012 – 2013 – FC Volendam (Dutch 1st Division)
2013 – JOS Watergraafsmeer
You’ve probably heard this story before, a young footballer with dreams of making it to the big time. Nick Humphries started playing the beautiful game at the age of 8 and since then, football has consumed his childhood and teenage years.
Nick grew up in Canberra, Australia. It was not until he moved to Budapest, Hungary in 2008 that he reached a turning point in his footballing career. He began playing in Hungary and was coached by the former international captain and ex-professional, Janos Banfi. With his his influence, Nick’s technical and game intelligence skills improved astonishingly.
In early 2010, Nick began contacting clubs and managed to receive trials from interested clubs in England however, despite spending lots of money and missing school, he came up short on those trials each time. He realized something needed to change and acknowledged that he needed to make his weaknesses becoming his strengths, and his strengths even stronger. So Humphries worked to correct them by himself for hours every single day, through sunshine and snow, with no promise of reward, or people connections to get him to the next level.
By the end of 2010, Nick was invited by Dutch coach Jan Versleijen to play with in the U-20 FIFA World Cup with the train on squad for Australia at just 17 years of age. At this time he was also offered several offers of athletic scholarships from various American universities. In July 2011, Nick was on trial with former Hungarian champions Vasas SC, but strangely could not sign with the club “because he could not speak Hungarian”. With the aim of somewhere to start his career, by September of that year, he was invited on trial by Kazincbarcikai SC, and offered a first team contract, but conditions were insecure. Yet another trial in January 2012 with STZK TK went well – but Nick was then forced to return Australia. Semi-professional Woden Valley took him on board and Nick ended up starting all games, by the time he left in July, he scored 4 and assisted 5 goals in 15 appearances for the mid-table team. Nick moved to Amsterdam that September and joined up with FC Volendam.
Phone: +31 6 28 45 76 70
“Mentor”: John Moses (ex-international professional footballer) +36 70 702 2363 or firstname.lastname@example.org