|Date of birth||5 June 1971|
|Place of birth||Manchester, England|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Defender, midfielder|
|Bolton Wanderers (youth coach)|
|1998||→ Oldham Athletic (loan)||2||(0)|
|1999–2000||→ Chester City (loan)||9||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He joined Bolton Wanderers in 1987 after signing YTS forms. His senior career with the club was marred by injury. 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.
- Nicky Spooner at Soccerbase
- "Profile". Charleston Battery. Archived from the original on 12 February 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
- Marc Iles (11 November 2011). "Riley bridges 20-year gap for Wanderers - Spooner". Bolton News. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
- Chris Flanagan (16 September 2010). "Coyle history adds to Burnley-Bolton grudge match". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
- "Under-14s impress in London". Bolton Wanderers F.C. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
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