|Full name||Christopher Ronald Nurse|
|Date of birth||7 May 1984|
|Place of birth||Hammersmith, London, England|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder|
|2009–2010||AFC Telford United||12||(0)|
|2010||Puerto Rico Islanders||18||(2)|
|2012||Puerto Rico Islanders||5||(0)|
|2014||Fort Lauderdale Strikers||16||(1)|
|2016||Puerto Rico FC||14||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 November 2016|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 June 2012
Nurse began his professional career in the English non-League system as a dynamic young midfielder who was a part of the youth academy at Kingstonian F.C before featuring for the reserve team & impressive displays during pre-season saw him rewarded with a place in the senior squad.
Nurse has extensive experience at multiple levels. He played for Aldershot & Stevenage Borough in the Conference National and almost won promotion from the Conference North with Hinckley United in 2006–07.
On 6 March 2009, the USL First Division team Rochester Rhinos announced the signing of Nurse to a one-year deal for the 2009 season. reaching the play-offs but were eliminated by the Puerto Rico Islanders.
In March 2010 the Puerto Rico Islanders completed the signing of Nurse to a one-year deal. Nurse played in the proceeding three CFU Club Championship matches and led the Islanders to become the 2010 CFU Club Championship Winners in Trinidad and Tobago. In July 2010 Nurse played for the Puerto Rico Islanders defeating the then MLS league leaders, Los Angeles Galaxy 5-3 on aggregate, which paved the way for their progression to the group stages of the CONCACAF Champions League for the third consecutive year. Nurse continued his strong performances leading Puerto Rico to the USSF Division 2 Pro League championship title defeating the Carolina Railhawks in the Playoff Final.
Nurse signed with Carolina RailHawks of the North American Soccer League on 7 March 2011. Nurse was part of a sensational season for the Railhawks, going on a 10-game win streak in a team that broke almost every existing club record and finishing top of the North American Soccer League winning the regular season title. He re-signed with Carolina for the 2012 season on 1 February 2012.
In January 2013 Nurse was signed by FC Edmonton after his previous club Puerto Rico Islanders folded and no longer continued to operate. In 2013 Nurse was selected 7 times onto North American Soccer League Team of the Week and selected North American Soccer League August Player of the Month. At the end of the season Nurse was Shortlisted for North American Soccer League 2013 Best XI and Voted 2013 FC Edmonton players MVP of the season by his teammates,
In January 2014 Nurse Signed with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers and was part of a talented squad that saw the team finish Runners- Up in the Soccer Bowl 2014. Nurse was nominated 2014 North American Soccer League Humanitarian of the Year Award for his work with the Breast Cancer Associations in South Florida.
Nurse, who is of Guyanese descent, is a current International player for the Guyana national football team nicknamed the Golden Jaguars, despite having been born in England. In September 2011, Nurse was announced captain of the Guyana national football team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification matches.
- Scores and results list Guyana's goal tally first.
|1.||7 October 2011||Barbados National Stadium, Saint Michael, Barbados||Barbados||2–0||2–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2.||11 September 2012||Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana||El Salvador||2–2||2–3||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3.||22 March 2016||Providence Stadium, Providence, Guyana||Anguilla||2–0||7–0||2017 Caribbean Cup qualification|
As a young boy Nurse played Sunday league football for Wallington Wanderers Football Club and Carshalton Athletic alongside footballer Nigel Reo-Coker. From here Nurse progressed onto Kingstonian Football Academy, balancing full-time training with academic studies going onto complete a BTEC National Diploma in Sports Studies and completed a BSc(Hons) Degree in Applied Sports Therapy from 2005 to 2008 at University College Birmingham (the degree was awarded by Birmingham University).
During Nurse's time with the Puerto Rico Islanders he spearheaded a significant fund raiser for Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in memory of his mother and raised in excess of $6000. The team wore pink jerseys which were raffled after a home fixture.
Kingstonian Football Club
- Surrey Senior Cup Runners Up: 2003
Sutton United Football Club
- Isthmian League Runners Up: 2003/04
- Conference North Playoff Runners Up: 2006/07
Puerto Rico Islanders
- NASL Regular Season Champions: 2011
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
- North American Soccer League Soccer Bowl 2014 Runners-Up:
- North American Soccer League Humanitarian of the Year: 2014
- Rhinos acquire Islanders' Atieno, Rochester also brings in Guyana midfielder Archived 18 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- "RailHawks Announce Player Signings and Preseason Schedule". OurSports Central. 7 March 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- "PRFC ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO ROSTER HEADING INTO THE OFFSEASON". puertoricofc.com. Puerto Rico FC. 21 November 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- "Nurse, Chris". National Football Teams. Retrieved 20 February 2017.