Paul Nixon (footballer)

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Paul Nixon
Personal information
Full name Paul Nixon
Date of birth (1963-09-23) September 23, 1963 (age 53)
Place of birth Sunderland, England
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1987 Seaham Red Potato
1987–1989 Gisborne City
1989–1991 Bristol Rovers 44 (6)
1991–1993 Eastern AA
1993–1994 Gisborne City
1994–1995 Eastern AA
1995 Waikato United 7 (1)
1997 Melville United
National team
1988–1997 New Zealand 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Paul Nixon (born Sunderland, UK) is a former professional footballer who played for Bristol Rovers and represented New Zealand at international level.

International career[edit]

Nixon made his All Whites debut as a substitute in a 1-0 win over Taiwan on 6 March 1988 and he ended his international playing career with 4 A-international caps to his credit, his final cap in a 0-1 loss to Saudi Arabia on 24 April 1993.[1] He went on to coach Melville United and the women's team Claudeland Rovers.


  1. ^ "A-International Appearances - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2008-11-10.