Kevin Nisbet
Kevin Nisbet
Kevin Nisbet
● Kevin Nisbet, 2020 (DR)

born in Scotland

Kevin Michael Nisbet was born on Saturday, 8th March, 1997, in Glasgow.

The 5' 10 (12st 2lbs) forward signed for Alan Archibald's Thistle on Wednesday, 21st May, 2014, having most recently been with Partick Thistle U-17.

Aged 18, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 18th July, 2015, in a 0-0 friendly draw away to Falkirk.

Kevin scored his first goal for Thistle on Wednesday, 29th June, 2016, in a 6-0 friendly win away to Cirencester Town.

He scored his second and final goal on Tuesday, 11th July, 2017, in a 2-1 friendly defeat away to Dumbarton.

He played his last game for the club on Friday, 12th January, 2018, in a 2-1 neutral-venue friendly win against Shanghai Shenhua, having appeared as a Jag on 33 occasions.

At July, 2023, Kevin's club-list included Partick Thistle, East Stirlingshire, Ayr United, Dumbarton, Raith Rovers, Dunfermline Athletic, Hibernian and Millwall.

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Nisbet was raised in Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire, and attended Trinity High School. He played for Hibernian's under-15 team before joining the Partick Thistle youth system. He joined the club as a full-time apprentice in summer 2014. Having quickly progressed through the Thistle Weir Academy, he made his breakthrough in the Firhill side's development squad. He made 18 appearances at that level during the 2014–15 campaign, and scored six goals, including a hat-trick against Falkirk. Nisbet joined Scottish League Two side East Stirlingshire on loan in February 2015, making 11 appearances and scoring six goals in his time at Ochilview Park. He returned to Partick Thistle and made his first-team competitive debut for the club on 19 September 2015 as a substitute in a 1–0 defeat away to Ross County in the Scottish Premiership. Nisbet joined Ayr United on loan at the start of the 2016–17 season, on a six-month deal running until 14 January 2017. He later joined Dumbarton on loan in January 2018. Thistle were relegated to the Scottish Championship via the play-offs at the end of the 2017–18 season, following which Nisbet was one of many players released by the club.

Nisbet signed for Scottish League One side Raith Rovers in July 2018. He finished the season at Raith Rovers with 35 goals in all competitions. Nisbet then signed for local rivals Dunfermline Athletic in June 2019, scoring 20 goals in all competitions before the end of 2019. During the January 2020 transfer window, a number of clubs - including his future employers Hibernian - were said to be interested in the player's signature, however, Dunfermline opted to reject all bids for Nisbet with the intention of keeping him until at least the summer. Nisbet finished the curtailed 2019–20 season having scored 23 goals in 32 appearances.

After attracting interest from several clubs, Nisbet signed a four-year contract with Scottish Premiership side Hibernian on 10 July 2020 for an undisclosed fee. During the January 2021 transfer window Hibs rejected offers for Nisbet from EFL Championship club Birmingham City. Nisbet finished the 2020–21 season as Hibs’ top scorer scoring 18 goals in 45 games in all domestic competitions. On 16 March 2021, Nisbet received his first Scotland call-up ahead of 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Austria, Israel and Faroe Islands. Nisbet made his international debut on 31 March, appearing as a substitute in a 4–0 win against the Faroe Islands. He was one of three strikers selected in the Scotland squad for the delayed UEFA Euro 2020 tournament, and scored his first international goal in a pre-tournament friendly against the Netherlands. Nisbet appeared as a substitute in each of Scotland's three matches at the Euro 2020 finals.

On 22 July 2021, Nisbet scored his first goal in a European club tournament in Hibs’ 3–0 win over Andorran side FC Santa Coloma. He suffered a knee injury in February 2022 that required surgery, and was expected to prevent him from playing for several months. Nisbet returned to first-team training in November 2022, and scored in his first league appearance back, a 3–2 defeat at Rangers on 15 December. He scored a hat-trick in a 3–2 win at Motherwell on 8 January, which helped him win a Premiership player of the month award. Hibs accepted an offer of around £2 million from EFL Championship club Millwall during the January 2023 transfer window, but Nisbet decided against the proposed move. He finished the season with 12 goals from 20 appearances for Hibs. On 31 May 2023, Hibs were reported as having accepted another offer for Nisbet from Millwall. Nisbet signed a three-year contract with Millwall on 10 June 2023 for a fee believed to be £2million. After two years out of the Scotland squad, partly due to a long-term knee injury, Nisbet was recalled for the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying matches in June 2023.

(WIK)



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