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Nigel Clough

Nottingham Forest FC, Liverpool FC

14 appearances, 0 goals

P 14 W 4 D 6 L 4 F 18: A 17
*(actual F 12: A 11)
50% successful

1989-93

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
875

Profile

Full name Nigel Howard Clough

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 19 March 1966 in Sunderland, county Durham [registered in Sunderland, June 1966].
Married to Margaret J. Sharp [registered in Derby, December 1989].
Height/Weight 5' 9", 12st. 3lbs [?].

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [1995] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career with Heanor Town FC, before joining his father at Nottingham Forest FC, signing in September 1984, he went on to score 101 league goals in 311 league appearances, transferred following Forest's relegation from the FA Premier League and his father's retirement from management, Clough left for Liverpool for £2.275 million on 7 June 1993. He was given the number seven shirt and scored twice on his debut. Unfortunately, his enigmatic start did not last and scored only seven times in 39 league appearances. Clough was eventually sold to Alan Ball's Manchester City FC on 24 January 1996 for £1.5 million. From Maine Road, Clough was loaned out to his former club, Nottingham Forest FC in December 1996 to March 1997 (one goal in twelve league appearances) and then Sheffield Wednesday FC in 1997. After scoring only four times in 39 league appearances at the Maine Road club, Clough's senior career was effectively over at the tender age of 32 years old when he was released from his contract at the end of the 1997-98 season.  And like his father, he then took up management at an early age when he became player manager of Burton Albion FC in the Southern League Premier Division.
Club honours Full Members Cup winner 1988-89, 1991-92; Football League Cup winner 1988-89, 1989-90, runner-up 1991-92; FA Cup runner-up 1990-91;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [1995].

Managerial Career

Club(s) After being without a club at the end of the 1997-98 season, Clough was offered the opportunity who became the player-manager of Burton Albion FC in October 1998. A position he held until he took them to the brink of the Football League in 2009. He took over at Derby County AFC on 8 January 2009, where he also turned out for the reserve side.
Club honours Northern Premier League Premier Division winners 2001-02; Conference National Championship winner 2008-09 (received a medal despite leaving in January 2009);
Individual honours Conference National Championship manager of the month October 2008;

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [1995].

England Career

Player number 1013th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward.
First match No. 645, 23 May 1989, England 0 Chile 0, a Rous Cup match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 23 years 65 days.
Last match No. 699, 19 June 1993, Germany 2 England 1, a US Cup match at the Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan, USA, aged 27 years 92 days.
Major tournaments Rous Cup 1989;
Team honours Tournoi Espoirs de Toulon (U21) runners-up 1988; Rous Cup winner 1989; England Challenge Cup winner 1991;
Individual honours England B (three appearances, one goal), England U21 (fifteen appearances, three goals)
Distinctions Son of former England forward Brian Clough.

Beyond England

After retiring from football with Burton Albion FC in the non-league, he became their manager and set them on their way into the Football League in 2009. In January 2009, he could not turn down the offer to take the reigns of his father's old club, Derby County FC. - Various Media

 

Nigel Clough - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
31+ 14 8 9 5 3 875 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Nigel Clough - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 1 2 1.333 0.667 66.7 +1
Away 9 3 3 3 12 12 =0 3 2 1.333 1.333 50.0 =0
Neutral 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 0 0 1.00 1.50 25.0 -1
All 14 4 6 4 18 17 +1 4 4 1.286 1.214 50.0 =0

 

Nigel Clough - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 9 4 4 1 13 8 +5 2 4 1.444 0.889 66.7 +3
Red 3 0 1 2 3 6 -3 1 0 1.00 2.00 16.7 -2
Blue 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 1 0 1.00 1.50 25.0 -1
All 14 4 6 4 18 17 +1 4 4 1.286 1.214 50.0 =0

 

Nigel Clough - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 3 1 1 1 3 3 =0 1 1 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Minor Tournament 5 0 3 2 4 7 -3 2 1 0.80 1.40 30.0 -2
Friendly 6 3 2 1 11 10 +1 1 2 1.833 1.667 66.7 +2
All 14 4 6 4 18 17 +1 4 4 1.286 1.214 50.0 =0

 

Nigel Clough - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1992-94 3 1 1 1 3 3 =0 1 1 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
WCP All 3 1 1 1 3 3 =0 1 1 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Minor Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Rous Cup 1989 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
England Challenge 1991 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
US Cup 1993 3 0 1 2 2 5 -3 1 0 0.667 1.667 16.7 -2
T/C All 5 0 3 2 4 7 -3 2 1 0.80 1.40 30.0 -2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Minor Tournament 5 0 3 2 4 7 -3 2 1 0.80 1.40 30.0 -2
WC 3 1 1 1 3 3 =0 1 1 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 8 1 4 3 7 10 -3 3 2 0.875 1.25 37.5 -2

 

Nigel Clough - Match History
 Club: Nottingham Forest F.C. - 11 full caps

Coach: Bobby Robson - 1 full capx

Age 23
1 645 23 May 1989 - England 0 Chile 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley RC HD Start 9
 

Coach: Graham Taylor - 13 full capsx

Age 24
1 b 27 March 1990 - Ireland B 4 England B 1, Turners Cross, Cork Fr AW sub ht ?
2 b 11 December 1990 - Algeria 0 England B 0, Stade du 7th Juillet, Algiers Fr AD Start 8
Age 25
3 b 27 April 1991 - England B 1 Iceland 0, Vicarage Road, Watford Fr HW Start 8
- 671 21 May 1991 - England 3 USSR 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley TC HW squad member
2 672 25 May 1991 - England 2 Argentina 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD sub 63 ?

2-0 when substituting

3 673 1 June 1991 - Australia 0 England 1, Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney tour AW Start 9
- 674 3 June 1991 - New Zealand 0 England 1, Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland AW squad/
unused sub
- 675 8 June 1991 - New Zealand 0 England 2, Athletic Park, Wellington AW
4 676 12 June 1991 - Malaysia 2 England 4, Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur AW Start 9
- 677 11 September 1991 - England 0 Germany 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL squad/
unused sub
?
5 680  19 February 1992 - England 2 France 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 9
Age 26
6 681 25 March 1992 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 2, Stadion Strahov, Praha Fr AD Start off ht 9

1-1 when substituted

7 682 29 April 1992 - CIS 2 England 2, Central V.I. Lenin Stadium, Moskva Fr AD sub 63 ?

2-1 when substituting

- 683 12 May 1992 - Hungary 0 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest Fr AW squad member
- 684 17 May 1992 - England 1 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD squad member
- 685 3 June 1992 - Finland 1 England 2, Olympiastadion, Helsinki Fr AW squad/
unused sub
?
- 686 11 June 1992 - Denmark 0 England 0, Malmö Stadion, Malmöt ECF ND unused sub 9
- 687 14 June 1992 - France 0 England 0, Malmö Stadion, Malmöt ND
- 688 17 June 1992 - Sweden 2 England 1, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna AL
8 689 9 September 1992 - Spain 1 England 0, Estadio El Sardinero, Santander Fr AL Start 9
- 690 14 October 1992 - England 1 Norway 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HD squad member
- 691 18 November 1992 - England 4 Turkey 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW squad member
- 692 17 February 1993 - England 6 San Marino 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW unused sub 12
Age 27
9 693 31 March 1993 - Turkey 0 England 2, Atatürk Stadyumu, İzmir WCP AW sub ht 12
0-2 when substituting
- 694 28 April 1993 - England 2 Netherlands 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD unused sub 12
10 695 29 May 1993 - Poland 1 England 1, Stadion Slaski, Chorzów WCP AD sub 78 12
1-0 when substituting
11 696 2 June 1993 - Norway 2 England 0, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo AL sub 63 12
2-0 when substituting
 Club: Liverpool F.C. - 3 full caps  
12 697 9 June 1993 - USA 2 England 0, Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro TC AL Start 12
13 698 13 June 1993 - England 1 Brazil 1, Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Washington ND Start off 82

1-1 when subbed

14 699 19 June 1993 - Germany 2 England 1, Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac NL Start off 70

2-1 when substituted

- 700 8 September 1993 - England 3 Poland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW unused sub 15
- 701 13 October 1993 - Netherlands 2 England 0, Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam WCP AL squad/unused sub? ?
- 702 17 November 1993 - San Marino 1 England 7, Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna WCP AW unused sub 14

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