Nahki Wells Breaks Bradford Scoring Record

August 24, 2013

[Updated: Wells scores second goal + video added]

With his goal in today’s [Aug 24] match against Sheffield United, Bermudian Nahki Wells has become the first Bradford City player to score in eight consecutive games.

Bradford City has been in existence for over 100 years, having played their first ever Football League game against Grimsby Town on 1 September 1903.

The 23-year-old striker came into the game as one of only three players in Bradford history to have scored for seven consecutive games.

Wells was the first to do it in 51 years since David Layne in the 1962 season, who followed after a similar feat by John McCole three years earlier.

Wells scored in the 45th minute of today’s game, which as of this writing Bradford is leading 1-0. It is now half time, and we will update with the final score as able.

The former Dandy Town player had 26 goals last season, and set an aim of 30 goals this season following Bradford’s promotion to a higher league.

Update 12.45pm: Nahki Wells has put the proverbial icing on the cake by scoring a second goal in the 87th minute of play.

Update 12.53pm: Bradford won the match 2-0. There were almost 19,000 spectators in attendance.

Update 3.43pm: Bradford assistant Steve Parkin told the UK media: “As far as we are concerned he is not leaving Bradford City. Other clubs have had 12 months to have a look at him and we are not going to sell him a week before the transfer window closes.

“Both chairmen let us put a squad together to get promoted last season and hopefully to get promoted this season. You don’t sell your best players if you want success. It is a no-go area.

“It is terrific when you have a goal scorer like Nahki in the team, but he has a long way to go and it is important that he keeps his feet on the ground and keeps learning from the manager and the staff.”

Update 4.03pm: Courtesy of YouTuber “Bantam Parader” the video of Wells second goal today:

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  1. Pablo says:

    Congratulations Mr. Wells! Good to see you progressing nicely. You truly are on your way to achieving greatness for yourself, family and all of Bermuda. May the "footballing gods" continue to be with you! Bless!

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  2. Bermuda says:

    Well done!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Nahki...keep going...SHATTER THE RECORD!!!Make it 15 consecutive games if you can...you can do it! Good things will come. God bless you.

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  4. Graham Maule says:

    Well done, Nahki!

    The entire island of Bermuda is extremely proud of you.

    #ProudtobeBermudian#

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  5. sage says:

    You are the guy!!

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  6. Truth (Original) says:

    I'm so proud and amazed by him. It's wonderful to see people in their chosen profession and purpose, performing it with excellence.

    Well done Nahki !

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  7. yout says:

    Nahki wells your my roll moddle i want u to become famous so may be one day i can

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  8. Concerned Citizen says:

    I love it, just love it!

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  9. PalmTreeThuggin says:

    THE POSITIVE LIGHT SHINES APON THE DARK ISLAND. GOD BLESS NAHKI

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  10. Excellent performance by the young Bermudian striker. To establish this type of goal scoring record at a club over a hundred years old speaks volumes.

    The magnitude of his accomplishment today will hopefully be rewarded in the near future as more scouts will obviously take notice. And to put the proverbial icing on the cake Wells scores twice for emphasis.A striker's role is to score goals and that is exactly what he is doing with great aplomb.

    Wish him the best going forward.

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  11. Daniel Thornton says:

    Hi, I'm a Bradford City fan who was at today's game, Bermuda as a nation has given our beloved Bradford City one of the greatest young strikers playing in our country.....keep the love coming through, I hope you are all now officially Bradford City supporters from a-far.....sending much love ! Dan CTID x

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    • cybercop says:

      You betcha I'm a Bradford City fan. I'm not one of the Man fans or a Chelsey fan. but when The Goat played for City, I was a city fan. I don't know what they would call me as far as being loyal to a club, but I'm loyal to Bermudians who do well in football.And I was a West Ham United fan when, guess who? of course the great Clyde Best was playing, so I guess you can say at least I'm consistent. LOL
      GO NAHKI - GO BRADFORD !

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  12. Real Talk (original) says:

    Well done, Nahki. You continue to make your fellow Bermudians proud.
    Keep working hard, the rewards will come.

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  13. PROMOTER says:

    proud to be bermudain

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  14. WhistleBlower says:

    Well done Nahki you are doing so much for the attitudes of many of your country folk. With feats like theses we can unite as 1!!!

    All the BEST for this season

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  15. Daniel Thornton says:

    Keep a track of Nahki's exploits by checking out
    Www.bradfordcityfc.co.uk

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  16. Christie Morton says:

    Go Ki we are all rooting for you and so so proud. You will have a great season just dig deep and stay focused.

    Peace, love and Blessings

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  17. In Mark's Opinion says:

    Yes I. Great performance.

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  18. Job well done Nahki, I am very proud of you & I know your mom is to. (smiling ) keep up the good work & continue to lead by example, we are all proud of you. stay blessed & focused.

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