German-born, Macedonian goalkeeper who played for Eintracht Frankfurt from 1995 to 2013. He was a member of the Macedonian national team from 1998 to 2001.
He began his youth career with SG Sandbach in 1981.
He was a member of the MLS's Philadelphia Union in 2013 but never appeared in agape before joining the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in 2014.
His parents were of Macedonian heritage but were living in West Germany at the time of Nikolov's birth.
He was briefly teammates with Aaron Wheeler on the Philadelphia Union.