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Player Database - David Nish

David Nish

Debut game
v Worksop Town (h) FA Cup Prliminary Round 4th September 1982

Final game for Gresley Rovers first team
v Brereton Social (h) 12th April 1986

David was appointed as Player Manager of Gresley Rovers in July 1982 and resigned that post in June 1984. He remained as a player and later became the club Chairman.

David was one of England's youngest ever captains.

A teenage prodigy who won numerous England youth honours and was once chosen as first-team substitute by Leicester City while still at school.

City got to Wembley in 1969 and David became the youngest-ever Cup Final skipper at 21.

Five full England caps and a League championship medal with Derby County deservedly came David's way, but he subsequently suffered a series of knee injury problems and left for the less demanding sphere of NASL football when he felt he was slipping from his own high standards of performance. A testimonial game between current Rams and their championship-winning predecessors in December 1979 was Derby's fitting adieu to him, but he eventually rejoined former team-mates Bruce Rioch and Colin Todd on the coaching staff at Middlesbrough in July 1988. David then returned to Filbert Street in July 1991, twenty five years after his initial professional signing, as Youth Development Officer, and additionally assumed coaching responsibility for the youth team during 1994-5.

Was also Player Manager of Gresley Rovers and later became Chairman.
One of England's youngest ever captains.

Also had a hand in creating the board game Top Club Soccer in the early 70s along with Roger Davies.

Now works for Royal Mail at SWAN house in Leicester 2005.

Previous clubs

Leicester City, Derby County, England International, Tulsa Roughnecks, Seattle Sounders, San Jose, Vancouver Whitecaps, Shepshed Charterhouse
David Nish
First Name David
Last Name Nish
Signed July 1982
Position Full Back
Appearances 77
Goals Scored 12
Clean Sheets N/A
Left June 1986

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