Nicky Reid

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Nicky Reid
Personal information
Full name Nicholas Scott Reid
Date of birth (1960-10-30) 30 October 1960 (age 56)
Place of birth Davyhulme, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1987 Manchester City 216 (2)
1982 Seattle Sounders (loan) 24 (1)
1987–1992 Blackburn Rovers 174 (9)
1992 Bristol City 4 (0)
1992–1994 West Bromwich Albion 20 (0)
1994–1995 Wycombe Wanderers 8 (0)
1995–1997 Bury 25 (0)
1997 Sligo Rovers 43 (3)
Total 514 (15)
National team
1981–1982 England U21 6 (0)
Teams managed
1997–1999 Sligo Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nicholas Scott "Nicky" Reid (born 30 October 1960 in Davyhulme) was an English footballer defender. He played at both centre back and full back during his career.

Nicky played 217 times for Manchester City F.C. and scored twice in two spells at the club between 1977 and 1982 and 1982 and 1987 before transferring to Blackburn Rovers F.C. in July 1987. In 1982, he played on loan to the Seattle Sounders of the North American Soccer League.[1] Nicky was a finalist for City in the 100th FA Cup Final of 1981 with the likes of Ray Ranson and Tommy Caton. His brother Andy also played football for non-league Altrincham, where he was known as 'Hagar The Horrible' and later played league football for Bury for 18 months until he returned to Altrincham in November 1993. Andy also played in the centre of defence. They also have two other brothers called Simon and Jonathan.

He helped Blackburn win promotion to the new FA Premier League in the 1991–92 season, but did not make the squad for the playoff final in which they beat Leicester City and it was soon clear that his days at Ewood Park were numbered as manager Kenny Dalglish looked to make use of chairman Jack Walker's vast financial resources to turn Blackburn into the best team in the country.

Nicky joined West Bromwich Albion for the 1992–93 season helping the club win promotion from Division Two; he was on the scoresheet when Albion beat Port Vale 3–0 in the playoff final at Wembley Stadium, his only goal for the club.[2]

Nicky signed for Sligo Rovers as a player in 1997, but took over as player-manager when Jimmy Mullen left in July 1997. In his first season, he took the club on its longest ever unbeaten run and saw them claim the FAI League Cup in February 1998, beating Shelbourne over two legs in the final (Nicky captained the side). His second season didn't go as well and the club just escaped relegation from the top flight on the final day thanks to a 2–0 win against Derry City. Nicky was then released from his contract and he went back to England. He studied for a part-time degree in Sports Rehabilitation from the University of Salford[3]

Nicky was appointed assistant physiotherapist at Burnley in 2000.[2] He left in 2004 to take up a position with Manchester City, where he stayed until 2005. He was part of Chief Physiotherapist Jim Webb's staff and was involved mainly with the club's reserve side. Nicky joined Barrow AFC as their fitness coach in October 2005,[4] before joining Bury FC as Chief Physiotherapist in February 2006.[5] He left them in July 2007 by mutual consent and became physio at Hyde United, and in January 2008 became Paul Lake's replacement as Macclesfield Town Physio.

He completed a second degree at the University of Salford in 2008, this time in Physiotherapy.[6]

He also regularly appears with the City 'Past Masters' team.



  1. ^ NASL stats
  2. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. p. 189. ISBN 1-85983-474-4. 
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  4. ^ "Scunthorpe recall striker Rankine". BBC Sport. 6 October 2005. Retrieved 11 May 2007. 
  5. ^ "Marrison to stay on at Gigg Lane". BBC Sport. 13 February 2006. Retrieved 11 May 2007. 
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