1 Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:52, 29 August 2009 (UTC). * Appearances (Goals)
Michael John Nelson (born 23 March, 1980 in Gateshead) is an English professional footballer who currently plays as a defender for Football League One side Norwich City.
Nelson started his playing career as a semi-professional, playing for non league teams such as Spennymoor United, Leek Town and Bishop Auckland. Nelson’s performances attracted the attention of league clubs who sent scouts to watch him. Nelson was given a trial at Hartlepool but he was not offered a contract by the then Hartlepool manager Chris Turner. However Nelson was offered a contract at Bury by manager Andy Preece after Bury scout Peter Ward convinced him to give Nelson a chance.