|Full name||Nicholas David Hammond|
|Date of birth||7 September 1967|
|Place of birth||Hornchurch, England|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|1986||→Bristol Rovers (loan)||3||(0)|
|1986||→ Peterborough Utd (loan)||0||(0)|
|1987||→ Aberdeen (loan)|
|2000–2003||Reading (Youth Academy Director)|
|2003–||Reading (Director of Football)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Playing career 
Hammond joined Swindon Town on a free transfer in July 1987, and while there he twice broke his leg which resulted in him taking the number 23 shirt for the 1993–94 Premier League campaign, rather than the unlucky number 13.
A short spell at Plymouth Argyle culminated in a loan to Reading in December 1995, with the move being made permanent for £40,000 a month later. A highly regarded goalkeeping coach, Hammond was handed a coaching role by Alan Pardew and he subsequently retired from playing after suffering a recurrent back injury.
Management career 
In October 2000, Hammond took over from John Stephenson to become Reading's Youth Academy Director, and was appointed the Club's first-ever Director of Football in September 2003.