Colin Nixon

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Colin Nixon
Personal information
Full name Colin Lee Nixon
Date of birth (1978-09-08) 8 September 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Newtownards, Northern Ireland
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Ards (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2013 Glentoran 793 (88)
2013–2015 Bangor 28 (1)
2015 Larne 17 (4)
National team
1999 Northern Ireland U21 1 (0)
2000–2007 Irish League XI 2 (0)
Teams managed
2017– Ards
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Colin Nixon (born 8 September 1978) is a retired footballer from Northern Ireland and currently manager of Ards.

Playing career[edit]

Nixon is the son of Hugh and Alice Nixon, and has five siblings. Colin played for Glentoran for all of his professional career. He has mainly played at right back but can also play centre back. He is a Glentoran supporter, and a fan's favourite. 'Nicky' is Glentoran's record appearance holder with over 700 appearances, the 700th coming in November 2010 against Portadown at Shamrock Park.

At the end of the 2012/13 Danske Bank Premiership season, Nixon was informed that he would not have his contract renewed. In his last game at The Oval, after making 792 appearances and scoring on 87 occasions - Nicky added one to each of those stats, replacing Jay Magee in the second half and scoring a spectacular acrobatic equaliser after 88 minutes to the delight of every fan in attendance. Nixon received a standing ovation before, during and after the game as the Glentoran fans paid tribute to a true club legend.

Colin Nixon came on for Glentoran in his final match, the 2013 Irish Cup Final which Glentoran won 3-1. He lifted the cup alongside goalkeeper Elliott Morris who was Glentoran Captain for the day.

Managerial career[edit]

Nixon is now the manager of NIFL Premiership side Ards.



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