Looking at Nicolas Jackson’s stats and personal life story

Looking at Nicolas Jackson’s stats and personal life story

Steve Njuguna
updated at January 21, 2024 at 12:58 PM
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Nicolas Jackson is a Senegalese professional football player who is a striker for English Premier League side Chelsea. Jackson started his professional career in Spain with Villareal FC and plays for the Senegalese senior men's national team. This article discusses Jackson's stats and personal life story.

Nicolas Jackson's personal life story
Nicolas Jackson during his Chelsea unveiling in August 2023. Photo by Chelsea FC
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Jackson is widely regarded as one of the world's best strikers of his age group. He has made an impact in his time in Spain and England with his pace, work rate, and ability to physically outsmart his opponents. He is a key spearhead for Chelsea's new young core of players that seek to return the club back to the top of the EPL table.

Nicolas Jackson's profile summary


Nicolas Jackson

Date of birth

20 June 2001

Place of birth

Banjul, Gambia



Height in feet

6 ft 2 in

Height in centimetres

187 cm

Hair colour


Eye colour

Dark brown


Professional footballer

Playing position


Current club

Chelsea Football Club

Previous clubs

Villareal C.F.

International caps

7 (As of January 16th 2024)

International goals

None (As of January 16th 2024)

Jersey number





La Liga Player of the Month, May 2023



Marital status


Social media


How old is Nicolas Jackson?

Nicolas Jackson (aged 22 as of January 2024) was born on 22nd June 2001. He was born in Banjul, the capital city of The Gambia.

Nicolas Jackson's stats

Jackson started playing professionally in 2019 when he was offered a contract by Villareal's second team. Here are some notable statistics from the Senegalese striker from his career so far (as of January 16th 2024):





Villareal second team




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Villareal senior team








Senegal senior national team




Nicolas Jackson's transfer
Nicolas Jackson pictured playing for Senegal at the 2024 Africa Cup. Photo by Issouf Sanogo/AFP of Nations in The Ivory Coast
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Frequently asked questions

Jackson has endured a meteoric rise to prominence with his move to EPL side Chelsea FC, and many fans want to know more about the young striker. Here are some frequently asked questions about the forward.

What is Nicolas Jackson's nationality?

Nicholas Jackson comes from a family with both Gambian and Senegalese roots through his father and mother, respectively. Despite being born in Banjul, Gambia, the Jackson family eventually moved to Senegal, and Nicolas had all of his formative football years there. Since 2022, he has represented the Senegalese national team.

What position does Nicolas Jackson play?

At Chelsea, Jackson has predominantly been played as a central striker due to his pace and ability to run behind defenders. However, at Villareal, he was also used in a variety of other positions, such as down the flanks or as a forward behind the main striker.

What is Nicolas Jackson's playing position?
Jackson during Chelsea's home game vs Liverpool in August 2023. Photo by Marc Atkins/
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What is Nicolas Jackson's salary?

According to Sportac.com, the contract Nicolas Jackson signed at Chelsea entitles him to £65,000 a week. This amounts to £3,380,000 a year. His salary with the Senegalese national team is not publicly disclosed.

What is Nicolas Jackson's height?

Nicolas Jackson's listed height is 6 ft 2 in. This is equivalent to 187 centimetres. This, combined with his speed, makes him a difficult player to mark for defenders.

Does Nicolas Jackson have an Instagram account?

Nicolas Jackson is on Instagram as @jackson.nj11. As of January 2024, he has 956,000 followers.

How many yellow cards does Nicolas Jackson have?

Jackson has accrued a reputation as being a yellow card magnet during his time so far at Chelsea. The forward accumulated eight yellow cards in his first six months in the Premier League. After his fifth yellow card, he received an automatic one-game suspension from the Premier League for disciplinary reasons.

Final word

Nicolas Jackson's stats, achievements and current career progression indicate that he is turning into one of the world's best strikers over time. Still in his early twenties, Jackson has time on his side to achieve his full potential.

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