Jerren Nixon

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Jerren Nixon
Personal information
Full name Jerren Kendall Nixon
Date of birth (1973-06-25) June 25, 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Morvant, Trinidad and Tobago
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991 Airport Authority
1993 ECM Motown
1993–1995 Dundee United 43 (6)
1995–1999 FC Zürich 95 (19)
1999–2000 Yverdon-Sport 9 (1)
2000–2003 FC St. Gallen 37 (8)
2003–2005 North East Stars 72 (56)
National team
1993–2004 Trinidad & Tobago 38 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jerren Kendall Nixon (born June 25, 1973) is a retired Trinidadian football player, who played as a forward. After beginning his career with Trinidadian clubs Airport Authority and ECM Motown, Nixon signed for Dundee United in 1993, where he won the Scottish Cup in his first season. In 1995, he joined FC Zürich and went on to spend eight years playing in Switzerland, where he also had spells with Yverdon-Sport and FC St. Gallen. He ended his career back in Trinidad with North East Stars, where he was also interim head coach for a time. Nixon made 38 international appearances for Trinidad and Tobago between 1993 and 2004, twice playing at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Life and career[edit]

Born in the village of Morvant, just outside Port of Spain, Nixon began his career in Trinidad playing for ECM Motown before moving to Scotland in 1993, joining Dundee United. Impressive early form for the Tannadice Park side prompted then manager Ivan Golac to declare he would one day be worth £15 million. Nixon later said that Golac's inflated valuation of him hampered his career.[1]

In 1994 he helped the club to win the Scottish Cup, but left a year later for £200,000 after they were relegated from the Premier Division.[2] He spent the next eight years of his career in Swiss football, with FC Zürich, Yverdon-Sport FC and FC St. Gallen.

In 2003 Nixon returned to Trinidad after a trial with Dallas Burn failed to lead to a contract. He joined North East Stars, winning the league title in 2004, and finishing as top scorer. In September 2005, he was appointed as interim coach of the club.

Nixon has represented his country at every level from Under-17 to full international. He made his full debut for the Trinidad and Tobago national team in 1993, and made his last appearance in 2004.


Dundee United[edit]


North East Stars[edit]



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  2. ^ Porteous, James; Martin, James (2006-04-10). "SCOTTISH FOOTBALL NON-LEGENDS No. 14 Jerren Nixon". The Herald. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 

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