DOB: 26 November 1938
Debut: Round 8, 1960 against Footscray at MCG
Last MFC Game: Round 17, 1963 against Richmond at Punt Road
Number: 38 (1960-1963)
Premiership player - 1960
Games: 41 (62 total)
Goals: 44 (54 total)
After starting his career with the Under 19s in 1957, Nilsson's progress was slowed by breaking the same shoulder twice between the end of that season and 1958.
Once he reached the seniors in 1960, Nilsson impressed as a rover and forward pocket, retaining his place in the side right through to the Grand Final.
After recovering from a broken wrist in a practice match he was a regular again in 1961, but found opportunities limited in his last two years at the club when he played more as a wingman. Dropped from the list in the 1964 pre-season, he moved to South Melbourne in 1964 where he spent two seasons.
In 1966 Nilsson became captain/coach of South Warrnambool.
Age - 18/04/1957
Age - 19/03/1958
Age - 21/03/1961
Age - 21/04/1964
Football Record R18 1966