Nicky Spooner

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Nicky Spooner
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-06-05) 5 June 1971 (age 47)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Defender, midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bolton Wanderers (youth coach)
Youth career
1987–1989 Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1999 Bolton Wanderers 23 (1)
1998Oldham Athletic (loan) 2 (0)
1999–2000 Charleston Battery 56 (1)
1999–2000Chester City (loan) 9 (0)
2000–2003 Leigh RMI 47 (0)
Total 137 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Nicky Spooner (born 5 June 1971) is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender and midfielder.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Manchester, Spooner played for Bolton Wanderers, Oldham Athletic, Charleston Battery, Chester City and Leigh RMI.[1][2]

He joined Bolton Wanderers in 1987 after signing YTS forms.[3] His senior career with the club was marred by injury.[3] In October 1994 he suffered a broken leg in a match against Burnley following a tackle by John Gayle, and he never played first-team football for the club again. He finally left Bolton in 1999 and moved to the America, spending a year with Charleston Battery before returning to England to play non-league football for the final years of his playing career.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

In November 2011 Spooner was working as the under-16 coach at Bolton Wanderers,[3] and in January 2013 he was the club's Head of Youth Development.[5]


  1. ^ a b Nicky Spooner at Soccerbase
  2. ^ "Profile". Charleston Battery. Archived from the original on 12 February 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Marc Iles (11 November 2011). "Riley bridges 20-year gap for Wanderers - Spooner". Bolton News. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  4. ^ Chris Flanagan (16 September 2010). "Coyle history adds to Burnley-Bolton grudge match". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Under-14s impress in London". Bolton Wanderers F.C. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2014.