Nick Culkin

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Nick Culkin
Personal information
Full name Nicholas James Culkin[1]
Date of birth (1978-07-06) 6 July 1978 (age 38)[1]
Place of birth York, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
FC United of Manchester
Youth career
000?–1995 York City
1995–1997 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2002 Manchester United 1 (0)
1999–2000 Hull City (loan) 4 (0)
2000–2001 Bristol Rovers (loan) 45 (0)
2001–2002 Livingston (loan) 21 (0)
2002–2005 Queens Park Rangers 22 (0)
2010–2012 Radcliffe Borough 37 (0)
2012–2014 Prescot Cables
2014– FC United of Manchester 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:33, 5 April 2012 (UTC).

Nicholas James "Nick" Culkin (born 6 July 1978) is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for FC United of Manchester.

Career[edit]

Born in York, North Yorkshire,[1] Culkin signed for Premier League club Manchester United in September 1995, costing £100,000 from York City while still in the club's youth system.[2] Culkin's first United match was in their Scandinavian tour, which was before the 1997–98 season. He came on at half-time for Manchester United's first choice goalkeeper, Peter Schmeichel. Culkin kept a clean sheet against Norwegian team SK Brann, where Manchester United won 4–0. He signed a new two-year contract with United in May 1999.[3]

He holds the record for the shortest debut in Premier League history, replacing Raimond van der Gouw in stoppage time against Arsenal at Highbury on 22 August 1999, the referee blew up immediately after Culkin took the resulting free kick.[4] Culkin also received two Charity Shield runners-up medals as he appeared on the bench in the 1998 and 1999 Charity Shields.[5]

He was also loaned to Hull City, Bristol Rovers and Livingston. Overall, he played 93 league matches, three FA Cup matches, and seven League Cup matches. Culkin retired from professional football in April 2005 due to a long-standing knee injury.[6]

Culkin came out of retirement after signing for Northern Premier League Division One North team Radcliffe Borough in August 2010. During the 2011–12 season, Culkin was placed in the NPL First Division North team of the Year, and was nominated for the Fans Player of the Year, losing out to Cheyenne Dunkley. He has also been voted the Supporters Player of the year on two occasions and the Club's Player of the Year in 2012.[7] He remained at the club until October 2012.

He joined Prescot Cables in November.[8]

In March 2014 he joined FC United of Manchester.[9] He then joined on for the 2014–15 season.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Years League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester United 1997–2002 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Hull City (loan) 1999–2000 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Bristol Rovers (loan) 2000–2001 45 0 1 0 5 0 3 0 55 0
Livingston (loan) 2001–2002 21 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 25 0
Queens Park Rangers 2002–2005 22 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 25 0
Radcliffe Borough 2010– 37 0 2 0 0 0 10 0 49 0
Total 130 0 5 0 7 0 0 0 16 0 158 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 149. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ "City in safe hands". The Press. 14 February 1998. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "York City FC: Millennium man". The Press. 25 May 1999. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  4. ^ White, Jim (2008). "Selected Records". Manchester United: The Biography. London: Sphere. p. 424. ISBN 978-1-84744-088-4. Nick Culkin. The man with the shortest first-team career in United history, the goalkeeper replaced Raimond van der Gouw for the final 80 seconds in a 2–1 victory at Arsenal in 1999. 
  5. ^ http://www.soccerbase.com/players/player.sd?player_id=7082&season_id=128
  6. ^ "Culkin retires". Queens Park Rangers F.C. 29 April 2005. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Radcliffe sign United record holder". Non-League Daily. 23 August 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Culkin joins Prescot from Radcliffe". Non-League Daily. 2 November 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Margy signs goalkeepers whilst relishing the extra pressure of being league leaders". FC United of Manchester. 28 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Signing up & Moving on". FC United of Manchester. 21 May 2014. 

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