|Full name||Nicola Docherty|
|Date of birth||23 August 1992|
|Place of birth||Falkirk, Scotland|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 7 November 2013|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 June 2019
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Docherty started playing with Falkirk Girls at the age of 10 and was called up to the Scotland under-15 squad in 2006.She continued to represent Scotland through the under-17 and under-19 age groups and was a member of the squad that qualified for the UEFA Under-19 Women's Championship finals in 2010. Docherty left Falkirk to sign for Rangers in the same year.
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In January 2012, Docherty joined SWPL champions Glasgow City.
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