Nikolov came to Italy in 2005 to play in Trento. After one year he moved to Cuneo and the last season he spent in Copra Piacenza. After Piacenza hired Alessandro Fei, Nikolov refused to be out of the first squad and he made a decision to leave Italian Serie A1 league.
Nikolov signed a contract for one year with Galatasaray Stambul, where he will work with Dragan Nesic, who used to be a head coach of women national team of Bulgaria. Nikolov already has a little experience with Turkey – he was a part of the team from Izmir during the season 2002/2003. Except that he played his episodes in France (Tours VB, 2003-2006) and Japan (Toray Arrows 2006-2007).