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David Nish

Derby County FC

5 caps, 0 goals

P 5 W 3 D 1 L 1 F 5: A 3
70% successful

1973-74

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name David John Nish
Born 26 September 1947 in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire [registered in Burton, September 1947].
Married to Jennifer Bown [registered in Coalville, December 1970].
Height/Weight 5' 11", 11st. 3lbs [1972].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Ancestry.com

Club Career

Club(s) Started with Coalville FC juniors and then Measham Imperial FC. Signed for Leicester City FC in July 1966, where his performances were noted by Derby County FC, who broke the British transfer record fee when they paid £225,000 for Nish in August 1972, he had completed 228 league appearances with City, scoring 25 goals. He made another 188 league outings with County, scoring ten times. Like so many of his generation, Nish joined the NASL in its infancy, joining Tulsa Roughnecks in February 1979, that commanded a £10,000 transfer fee, making 28 appearances, scoring six. He returned to the NASL a year later with Seattle Sounders, making another 57 appearances scoring four times. He also scored six goals in five indoor games for the Sounders. And scored once in sixteen indoor appearances for San Jose Earthquakes. Returned to Leicester for a couple of seasons before seeing out his days with Midland League outfit Shepshed Charterhouse FC in April 1982.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1968-69; Football League winners 1970-71; Football League Champions 1974-75;
Individual honours Football League (five appearances)
Distinctions As captain, led Leicester City to Wembley in 1969, aged only 21.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number 888th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Left/right-back
First match No. 468, 12 May 1973, Northern Ireland 1 England 2, a British Championship match at Goodison Park, Liverpool, aged 25 years 228 days.
Last match No. 481, 18 May 1974, Scotland 2 England 0, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 26 years 234 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1972-73, 1973-74;
Team honours British Championships winners 1972-73, shared 1973-74;
Individual honours England U23 (ten appearances), England Youth;
Distinctions None

Beyond England

His Derby period was clouded by illness and surgery on a knee injury. After retiring from playing, Nish joined Middlesbrough FC as a youth team coach. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.185.

 

David Nish - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
14 5 4 5 0 0 450 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.

 

David Nish - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1 2 2 1.00 0.75 62.5 +1
All 5 3 1 1 5 3 +2 2 3 1.00 0.60 70.0 +2

 

David Nish - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White (umbro) 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
White (admiral) 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 1 2 1.00 0.667 66.7 +1
All 5 3 1 1 5 3 +2 2 3 1.00 0.60 70.0 +2

 

David Nish - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 4 3 0 1 5 3 +2 1 2 1.25 0.75 75.0 +2
Friendly 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All 5 3 1 1 5 3 +2 2 3 1.00 0.60 70.0 +2

 

David Nish - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1972-73 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1973-74 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 1 2 1.00 0.667 66.7 +1
All 4 3 0 1 5 3 +2 1 2 1.25 0.75 75.0 +2
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 3 0 1 5 3 +2 1 2 1.25 0.75 75.0 +2
All 4 3 0 1 5 3 +2 1 2 1.25 0.75 75.0 +2

 

David Nish - Match History
 Club: Leicester City F.C. - 0 full caps

Coach: Alf Ramsey - 2 full capsx

Age 21
1 u23 16 April 1969 - England U23 4 Portugal U23 0, Highfield Road, Coventry Fr HW sub ?
2 u23 25 May 1969 - Belgium B 0 England U23 1, Albertparkstadion, Oostende tour AW Start ?
3 u23 28 May 1969 - Portugal U23 1 England U23 1, Albertparkstadion, Oostende AD Start ?
Age 22
4 u23 1 October 1969 - England U23 2 Wales U23 0, Ashton Gate Stadium, Bedminster, Bristol Fr HW Captain ?
5 u23 22 October 1969 - England U23 2 USSR U23 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester Fr HW Start ?
6 u23 4 March 1970 - England U23 3 Scotland U23 1, Roker Park, Roker, Sunderland Fr HW
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Start ?
7 u23 4 March 1970 - England U23 4 Bulgaria U23 1, Home Park, Plymouth Fr HW Start ?
Age 23
8 u23 11 November 1970 - England U23 2 Sweden U23 0, Boothferry Park, Hull Fr HW Start ?
9 u23 2 December 1970 - Wales U23 0 England U23 0, Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham Fr AD Start ?
10 u23 24 February 1971 - Scotland U23 2 England U23 2 Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow Fr AD Start ?
 Club: Derby County F.C. - 5 full caps  
Age 25
1 468 12 May 1973 - Northern Ireland 1 England 2, Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool BC AW Start 3
- 469 15 May 1973 - England 3 Wales 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW unused sub/squad member
- 470 19 May 1973 - England 1 Scotland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW
- 471 27 May 1973 - Czechoslovakia 1 England 1, Stadión Letná, Milady Horákové, Praha Tour AD
- 472 6 June 1973 - Poland 2 England 0, Stadion Śląski, Katowicka, Chorzów WCP AL
- 473 10 June 1973 - USSR 1 England 2, Lenin Stadion, Moskva Tour AW
- 474 14 June 1973 - Italy 2 England 0, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino AL
Age 26
- 475 26 September 1973 - England 7 Austria 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW squad/sub ?
2 478 3 April 1974 - Portugal 0 England 0, Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Bairro Dona Leonor, Lisboa Fr AD Start 2
 

Coach: Joe Mercer - 3 full capsx

3 479 11 May 1974 - Wales 0 England 2, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AW Start 2
4 480 15 May 1974 - England 1 Northern Ireland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start 2
5 481 18 May 1974 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AL Start 2
 

Coach: Don Revie - 0 full capsx

Age 27
- 486 30 October 1974 - England 3 Czechoslovakia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW squad/unused sub?
- 487 20 November 1974 - England Portugal 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HD squad/unused sub?

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