Wicken-born goalkeeper Nick Pope joins England football team

PUBLISHED: 17:31 15 March 2018

Wicken-born goalie Nick Pope has been called up to join the England football team. He is pictured during his spell at Chartlon Athletic.

Wicken-born goalie Nick Pope has been called up to join the England football team. He is pictured during his spell at Chartlon Athletic.


Goalkeeper Nick Pope, who comes from Wicken, has been called up to the England national team.

The former King’s Ely pupil who began his career at Bury in 2008 before signing for Charlton Athletic in 2011 will play against the Netherlands and Italy.

He was sent out on loan half-a-dozen times during his five-year spell in London, most notably to Cambridge United in 2013 and League One side Bury in 2015. He joined Burnley last summer.

In October 2017, Pope signed a new contact to keep him at Burnley until June 2020.

Nick is the brother of current Soham ‘keeper Josh Pope, who won the double with Mildenhall Town last season.

Mayor James Palmer tweeted: “So very proud of my cousin Nick Pope @Popey1992 who has been called into the England squad.

“An incredible achievement, well done.”

Needham Market Football Club tweeted: “Congratulations to former Bury Town Football Club player Nick Pope who has just received his first call up to the England National Team having put in many impressive performances for @BurnleyOfficial.

“At Bury Town he played under Richard Wilkins, who is the current Needham manager.”


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 16:38

A family-run children’s clothing shop in Ely has won a national award less than a year since opening.

Yesterday, 15:14

Students at Ely College are on track to be tomorrow’s engineers after designing and racing their own electric cars.

Yesterday, 14:38

A ‘unique combination of tradition and innovation’ and hard-working team members has led to Ely Markets winning a national award.

Yesterday, 14:25

An Ely-based arts charity has launched an appeal to raise funds to help save parade mascot Ellie the Eel.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Ely Standard weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy