Nicky Jennings

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Nicky Jennings
Personal information
Full name Nicholas Jennings
Date of birth (1946-01-18)18 January 1946
Place of birth Wellington, Somerset, England
Date of death 4 June 2016(2016-06-04) (aged 70)
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1961–63 Wellington
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1967 Plymouth Argyle 98 (11)
1967–1974 Portsmouth 206 (45)
1973Aldershot (loan) 4 (1)
1973 Dallas Tornado 18 (3)
1974–1978 Exeter City 124 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Nicholas Jennings (18 January 1946 – 4 June 2016) was an English professional association football player whose 15-year career ran from the early 1960s[1] to the mid-1970s.[2] Born in Wellington, Somerset[3] he played nearly 100 league games for his first club Plymouth Argyle. A speedy winger,[4] he moved to Portsmouth in January 1967 and was to prove such a popular player that in 1971 he was awarded the title of Pompey's Player of the Year.[5] In all he made over 200 appearances for Pompey[6] (and 4 during a loan spell at Aldershot) before moving to Exeter on a free transfer[7] in the 1974 close season, making his final league appearance in 1978. Jennings also played the summer of 1973 in the NASL with the Dallas Tornado.[8] He was named an All-Star Honorable Mention and help Dallas to the league final, which they lost 0–2.

Jennings died on Saturday 4 June 2016 at the age of 70.[9]


  1. ^ Career starts
  2. ^ and ends
  3. ^ "Rothmans Football Year Book,1970–71" Peskett,R/Williams,T: Harpenden, QAP,1970 ISBN 0-362-00071-9
  4. ^ Fans testimony Archived 7 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Pompey: The History of Portsmouth Football Club" Cooper,M/ Neasom,M/ Robinson,D: Portsmouth, Milestone Publications, 1984 ISBN 0-903852-50-0
  6. ^ "The PFA Premier League and Football League Players' Records 1946–98" Hugman,B: Harpenden, Queen Anne Press, 1998 ISBN 1-85291-585-4
  7. ^ ”Portsmouth, from Tindall to Ball” Farmery, C: Southend-on-Sea, Desert Island Books, 1999 ISBN 1-874287-25-2
  8. ^[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Pompey will never forget Tricky Nicky on the wing