Nick Tanner (footballer)

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Nick Tanner
Personal information
Full name Nicholas Tanner
Date of birth (1965-05-24) 24 May 1965 (age 52)
Place of birth Kingswood, Bristol, England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Bromley Heath
Frampton Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1985 Mangotsfield United
1985–1988 Bristol Rovers 107 (3)
1988–1994 Liverpool 40 (1)
1990 Norwich City (loan) 6 (0)
1990 Swindon Town (loan) 7 (0)
Bath City
Teams managed
1997–2000 Mangotsfield United
2002–2003 Welton Rovers
2003–2005 Almondsbury Town
2005–2006 Roman Glass St George
2006–2007 Wotton Rovers
2009–2011 Winterbourne United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nick Tanner (born Bristol 24 May 1965) is a former footballer who played non-league football for Bromley Heath, Frampton Rangers and Mangotsfield United before playing professionally for Bristol Rovers. He scored on his debut for Bristol Rovers against Bristol City in the Gloucester Cup whilst on non contract forms. He also represented The Gloucester County FA at youth and Senior level as a player and later went on to manage the team at Senior Level.

He started his professional career as a central midfield player at Bristol Rovers under manager Bobby Gould before being signed by Liverpool in 1988, and was then converted to a central defender. He also had loan spells at Norwich City and Swindon Town before becoming a regular at Liverpool Under Graeme Souness. He played 59 competitive games for the club, scoring one goal against rivals Everton on 28 December 1991 in a 1-1 draw, before retiring through a back injury in 1994.

Since retiring, he became manager of Hellenic League Side Almondsbury Town in November 2003 leaving them two years later to manage his former club Mangotsfield United in the Western League.

He also managed The Gloucester County FA side & other local clubs including Roman Glass St George, Wotton Rovers twice and returned to Almondsbury Town for a second spell before finally finishing his managerial career at Winterbourne United.

Tanner has also worked as chief scout at Forest Green Rovers and as a scout for various clubs via the scouting network group.

He now runs a Liverpool Legends event company and also works as a football analyst for BBC Radio Merseyside for Liverpool games.


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