Nick Pickering

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Nick Pickering
Personal information
Full name Nicholas Pickering
Date of birth (1963-08-04) 4 August 1963 (age 51)
Place of birth South Shields, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1977–1981 Sunderland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1986 Sunderland 179 (18)
1986–1988 Coventry City 78 (9)
1988–1991 Derby County 45 (3)
1991–1993 Darlington 57 (7)
1993–1994 Burnley 4 (0)
National team
1982–1986 England U21 15 (1)
1983 England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nicholas "Nick" Pickering[1] (born 4 August 1963 in South Shields)[2] is a former professional footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League for Sunderland, Coventry City, Derby County, Darlington and Burnley.[3] He was capped once for the England national team, against Australia in 1983,[4] and remains one of only two players of modern times (the other being Tony Allen) to have been discarded by England while still in his teens. He was part of the England U21 team that won the 1984 European under-21 championships[5] and reached the semi-final two years later.[6] As a Coventry City player he was on the winning side in the 1987 FA Cup Final.[7]

Since retiring as a player he has been involved in youth coaching, and working on the radio in the North East.[8]

In his first season in Sunderland's first team he had the honour of being voted both the club's young player of the year and player of the year by the fans.[citation needed]

He is married with two sons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England's Players - Page to Pym". England Football Online. Retrieved 16 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Past Players ( N - Q )". Sunderland A.F.C. Archived from the original on 13 February 2005. 
  3. ^ "Nick Pickering". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 16 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Nicholas Pickering". Englandstats. Retrieved 16 October 2009. 
  5. ^ Courtney, Barrie (10 January 2004). "England - U-21 International Results 1976-1985 - Details". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 16 October 2009. 
  6. ^ Courtney, Barrie (10 January 2004). "England - U-21 International Results 1986-1995 - Details". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 16 October 2009. 
  7. ^ Moxley, Neil (6 March 2009). "Sky Blue army: where are Coventry City's FA Cup heroes now?". Daily Mail. Retrieved 16 October 2009. 
  8. ^ Breton, Mike; Young, Colin (29 June 2009). "Whatever happened to England's heroes of 1984?". Daily Mail. Retrieved 16 October 2009. 

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