Nick Hammond

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Nick Hammond
Personal information
Full name Nicholas David Hammond
Date of birth (1967-09-07) 7 September 1967 (age 51)
Place of birth Hornchurch, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1987 Arsenal
1986Bristol Rovers (loan) 3 (0)
1986Peterborough Utd (loan) 0 (0)
1987Aberdeen (loan)
1987–1995 Swindon Town 67 (0)
1995–1996 Plymouth Argyle 4 (0)
1996–2000 Reading 24 (0)
Teams managed
2000–2003 Reading (Youth Academy Director)
2003–2016 Reading (Director of Football)
2016–2018 West Brom (Technical Director)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Nicholas David Hammond (born 7 September 1967 in Hornchurch, England) is an English former football goalkeeper

Playing career[edit]

Hammond was an Arsenal apprentice, making his league début whilst on loan at Bristol Rovers in 1986, followed by further loan spells at Peterborough United and Aberdeen.

Hammond joined Swindon Town on a free transfer in July 1987, and while there he twice broke his leg which resulted in him taking the number 23 shirt for the 1993–94 Premier League campaign, rather than the unlucky number 13. He was one of four goalkeepers used by Swindon throughout that season alongside Fraser Digby, Jon Sheffield and Paul Heald.

A short spell at Plymouth Argyle culminated in a loan to Reading in December 1995, with the move being made permanent for £40,000 a month later. A highly regarded goalkeeping coach, Hammond was handed a coaching role by Alan Pardew and he subsequently retired from playing after suffering a recurrent back injury.

Management career[edit]

In October 2000, Hammond took over from John Stephenson to become Reading's Youth Academy Director, and was appointed the Club's first-ever Director of Football in September 2003.[1]

In April 2016, Hammond ended his 20-year association with Reading to become Technical Director at West Brom.[2]


  1. ^ "Hammond continues as coach". BBC Sport. 23 September 2003. Retrieved 11 November 2006.
  2. ^ "Nicky Hammond leaves Reading to join West Bromwich Albion". BBC Sport. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2016.

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