Nigel Quashie is a Scottish international football player who currently features for the English Premier League club West Ham United. He plays as a midfielder and is a hugely important player for the Hammers. Quashie made his international debut for Scotland in 2004 and has scored once in 14 international matches for his nation so far.
He started his professional club football club career at London side Queens Park Rangers in 1995 and played for them for three seasons. He was then signed by former European champions Nottingham Forest for 2.5 million pounds in 1998 and scored twice in 43 league fixtures in two moderately impressive seasons.
Quashie then moved to the south coast club Portsmouth in August 2000 and established himself as a Premiership quality footballer. He played for Pompey for five years and scored 13 goals in 143 league matches. He was a regular for Portsmouth for most of his tenure at Fratton Park and was an influential figure on the pitch for Portsmouth.
Nigel Quashie was signed by Southampton in January 2005 for just over 2 million pounds on a three-and-a-half year contract. He was soon made the club’s captain but the Saints were relegated from the Premiership at the end of the 2004-2005 season. Quashie left the club in January 2006 for West Bromwich Albion for 1.2 million pounds but left West Brom for West Ham United in 2007 for 1.5 million pounds. Quashie has been unable to establish himself at Upton Park and missed the 2007-2008 season with a foot injury.