Nigel Cassidy

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Nigel Cassidy
Personal information
Full name Nigel Cassidy
Date of birth 7 December 1945
Place of birth Sudbury, England
Date of death 19 May 2008(2008-05-19) (aged 62)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1967 Lowestoft Town ? (?)
1967–1968 Norwich City 3 (0)
1968–1970 Scunthorpe United 88 (35)
1970–1974 Oxford United 116 (33)
1974–1975 Cambridge United 43 (11)
1975 Denver Dynamos 20 (1)
1975 Cambridge United 11 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nigel Cassidy (7 December 1945 – 19 May 2008) was an English footballer.

Career[edit]

Cassidy started his career with non-league side Lowestoft Town in the Eastern Counties League, where he played until joining Norwich City in Second Division in July 1967.[1][2][3] He managed to make three league appearances for the team before making a move to Fourth Division side Scunthorpe United in December 1968.[1][4] He made 88 appearances and scored 35 goals in the league for Scunthorpe before leaving for Oxford United in November 1970,[1] making a return to the Second Division.[1][5]

His stay at Oxford saw him make 116 league appearances, in which he scored 33 goals, until he joined Cambridge United in March 1974,[1] who were relegated to the Fourth Division at the end of the 1973–74 season.[1][6] He spent the summer of 1975 with Denver Dynamos in the North American Soccer League, where he made 20 appearances and scored one goal.[7] He returned to Cambridge for the 1975–76 season after finishing his spell in America and finished his Cambridge career with 54 league appearances and 13 goals.[1][7] He was forced to retire after an achilles tendon injury suffered in a match in 1975.[7]

He died on 19 May 2008 after suffering from a short illness.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946-2005. Queen Anne Press. pp. p112. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ "LOWESTOFT TOWN". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  3. ^ "NORWICH CITY". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  4. ^ "SCUNTHORPE UNITED". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  5. ^ "OXFORD UNITED". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  6. ^ "CAMBRIDGE UNITED". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  7. ^ a b c "Nigel Cassidy". Bob and 1970-71 Footballers. Retrieved 2008-05-21. 
  8. ^ "Oxford United great Cassidy dies". BBC Sport. 2008-05-21. Retrieved 2008-05-21.