Nicky Law (footballer born 1961)

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Nicky Law
Nicky Law 2013 (cropped).jpg
Law in 2013
Personal information
Full name Nicholas Law
Date of birth (1961-09-08) 8 September 1961 (age 52)
Place of birth Greenwich, England
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Alfreton Town (Manager)
Youth career
1979–1981 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1985 Barnsley 114 (1)
1985–1987 Blackpool 66 (1)
1987–1988 Plymouth Argyle 38 (5)
1988–1990 Notts County 47 (4)
1989 Scarborough (loan) 12 (0)
1990–1993 Rotherham United 128 (4)
1993–1996 Chesterfield 111 (11)
1996–1997 Hereford United 14 (0)
Teams managed
2000–2001 Chesterfield
2002–2003 Bradford City
2004 Grimsby Town
2004–2007 Buxton
2007– Alfreton Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nicholas "Nicky" Law Snr (born 8 September 1961) is an English football manager and former professional player. He is the manager of Alfreton Town, and father of footballers Nicky Jr. and Josh.

Managerial career[edit]

Chesterfield[edit]

Law was made Football in the Community officer with Chesterfield before taking over as manager from John Duncan in the spring of 2000.[1] The change was too late to save the Spireites from relegation in 1999–2000, but with some shrewd signings by Law, the team dominated Division Three in 2000–01 and led the table, until the pressures of the Football League enquiry into financial irregularities started to impact on performances.[1] Despite a nine-point deduction, Law nevertheless led Chesterfield to third place and automatic promotion to Division Two.[1]

Bradford City[edit]

On 1 January 2002 he joined division 1 side Bradford City replacing Jim Jeffries as manager.[2] Law was sacked in November 2003 during which the club was in administration and second from bottom of division 1.[3]

Alfreton Town[edit]

On 14 May 2007 he was appointed as manager of Alfreton Town.[4] In March 2008 he was set to return to Bradford as manager of Bradford Park Avenue,[5] until Park Avenue were forced to call off the deal and apologise to Alfreton Town.[6]

On 25 May 2011 Law signed a new contract along with assistant Russ O'Neill keeping them with the club till June 2014.[7]

Honours[edit]

Manager[edit]

Chesterfield
Buxton
Alfreton Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Biographies Nicky Law (2000-1)". Sky is Blue. 12 June 2006. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Law moves to Bradford". BBC Sport. 1 January 2001. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bradford sack Law". BBC Sport. 8 November 2003. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Law named as Alfreton's new boss". BBC Sport. 14 May 2007. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Familiar face lands Avenue job". Telegraph & Argus. 2 March 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2008. 
  6. ^ "Deal for Law falls through". Telegraph & Argus. 3 March 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2008. 
  7. ^ "Nicky Law signs new deal as Alfreton Town manager". BBC Sport. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  • Panini (1988). Panini's Football Yearbook 1988-89, Panini Publishing, ISBN 1-871178-00-2

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