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 48)
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
1986 Bristol Rovers (loan) 3 (0)
1986 Peterborough Utd (loan) 0 (0)
1987 Aberdeen (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– Reading (Director of Football)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Nicholas David Hammond (born 7 September 1967 in Hornchurch, England) is an English former football goalkeeper, and currently Director of Football at Reading Football Club.

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.

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]


  1. ^ "Hammond continues as coach". BBC Sport. 2003-09-23. Retrieved 2006-11-11. 

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