Player Details


Nicole Payne


5' 5"

Date of Birth

1.18.2001 (23)


Birmingham, Alabama United States


Career Summary

Payne joined French side Paris Saint-Germain in July of 2023, and has since appeared in two matches for the “Rouge et Bleu.” Payne earned her first start on January 20, of this year, helping the team to an 8-1 victory over FC Girondins de Bordeaux.

The American-born dual national rose to prominence on the international stage when she made her debut with the Nigeria Women’s National Team in June of 2021, against Jamaica. She was part of the 2022 Women’s African Cup of Nations roster, where she helped the Super Falcons to a fourth-place finish. Overall she has made seven appearances for Nigeria, two of them starts.

Before making the jump overseas, Payne played collegiately for University of Southern California where she scored three goals in 16 matches, 15 of which were starts. Before becoming a Trojan, she spent three years at West Virginia University where she recorded four goals and three assists in 53 matches, while making two NCAA Tournament appearances.