Nicholas Addlery

Nicholas Addlery
Nicholas Addlery
Personal information
Full name Nicholas Duane Addlery
Date of birth 7 December 1981 (1981-12-07) (age 29)
Place of birth Kingston, Jamaica
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club Puerto Rico Islanders
Number 11
Youth career
1991–1994 Cooresville Gardens
1994–1999 Real Mona
1999–2002 California Vulcans
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Starworld Strikers 14 (12)
2005 San Juan Jabloteh 16 (3)
2006 Dong Nai FC 5 (2)
2007 D.C. United 11 (1)
2008 Vancouver Whitecaps 27 (6)
2009– Puerto Rico Islanders 74 (38)
2009 Águila (loan) 7 (5)
National team
2000–2001 Jamaica U-20 2 (0)
2004 Jamaica U-23 4 (1)
2009– Jamaica 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 27, 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 3, 2011

Nicholas Addlery (born 7 December 1981 in Kingston) is a Jamaican football player who currently plays for the Puerto Rico Islanders of the North American Soccer League.



Youth and College

Addlery attended high school at Jamaica College, and played in the Manning Cup. He played for Cooreville Gardens (U13, U16, U20) in the Syd Bartlett League, Real Mona-U20 in the Major League, and Alvernia Prep.[1]

While earning his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration at Division II California University of Pennsylvania from 1999–2002, Addlery was a two-time NSCAA/Umbro All-Region selection (2000 and 2002). He was a four-time first-team PSAC all-star and PSAC Rookie of the Year in 1999.[2] In 75 career games, he scored 52 goals and recorded 20 assists for the Vulcans. He ranks second on the Cal U career goals and points (124) lists and fifth in career assists.[3]


After college, Addlery turned pro as the first Jamaican in the T&T Professional Football League, playing for Starworld Strikers in 2003[4] and CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh in 2005.[5] In 2006, he played football in Vietnam for SHB Ðà Nẵng F.C. (1st Division). He had signed with the Virginia Beach Mariners for the 2007 season,[6] but within the month the franchise, caught in the midst of an ownership squabble, was terminated by the United Soccer Leagues.[6] After a trial, he was signed by D.C. United in April 2007,[5] scoring his first MLS goal on June 28, a game winner against the Colorado Rapids at RFK Stadium.

On 12 October 2008 he helped the Whitecaps capture their second USL First Division Championship beating the Puerto Rico Islanders 2-1 in Vancouver.[7]

On 5 November 2008 he was released along with teammate Omar Jarun.[8]

In January 2009, Addlery traveled to Puerto Rico to join the Puerto Rico Islanders of the USL-1 at their training camp on trial,[9] signing with the club on February 18.[10] He had an immediate impact, scoring in both games of the Quarterfinals series against C.D. Marathón in the CONCACAF Champions League.[11][12] The goals helped his club towards the semifinals in that competition. He also scored one of the two goals against C.D.S.C. Cruz Azul of Mexico in the 2-0 Islanders win in the first leg of the semifinal .Addlery finished the 2009 season with 15 goals in all competitions for the Islanders. In November 2009, he signed on loan for Salvadoran side Águila of the Primera División de Fútbol Profesional,[13] and scored 5 goals during his stint with the club.[14] In 2010, after spending a few weeks training with Cruz Azul in Mexico, Addlery returned to the Islanders were he is expected to lead the attacking frontline. Addlery scored 2 goals in three matches as he led the Islanders to the 2010 Caribbean Club Championship in Trinidad and Tobago. Although Addlery has continued scoring goals, Puerto Rico Islanders have struggled midway through USSF D2 season. In July 2010 Addlery scored 2 goals, leading the Puerto Islanders in a 4-1 defeat of then MLS league leaders, LA Galaxy which paved the way for their progression to the group stages of the CONCACAF Champions League for the third consecutive year. Addlery continued his scoring form and has scored three goals in three games in the CONCACAF Champions League. Addlery finished 2010 with 15 goals again in all competitions leading Puerto Rico to the USSF Division 2 Pro League title. In February 2011, Addlery resigned with the Puerto Rico Islanders in the NASL and was also named team captain.


He made his first international appearance as a member of the U20 Jamaican national Team in the qualifying matches for the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina. Addlery was a member of the 2004 U23 Jamaica national football team during the Olympic qualifying tournament in Mexico. Addlery then received his first Jamaica senior national team call under John Barnes in May 2009 and eventually was named to the 2009 Gold Cup squad. He featured in matches against Haiti and Costa Rica [6]


D.C. United

Vancouver Whitecaps

Puerto Rico Islanders

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