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Nicky Spooner

Personal information
Full nameNicholas Michael Spooner
Date of birth5 June 1971(age 45)
Place of birthManchester, England
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing positionDefender
Club information
Current clubBolton Wanderers (U6-U11 Development Manager)

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Nicholas "Nicky" Spooner (born 5 June 1971 in Manchester) is a retired English footballer who played for Bolton Wanderers, Oldham Athletic, the Charleston Battery, Chester City and Leigh RMI.

He began his career in 1987 when he signed for Manchester United on leaving school, but never got a first-team game and signed for Bolton Wanderers in 1989.

The most notable point of his career was in the autumn of 1994, when he suffered an horrific broken leg in a Division One fixture when Burnley striker John Gayle made a reckless tackle on him. He was out of action for a year and missed the club's League Cup final appearance as well as their playoff final triumph which resulted in promotion to the Premier League. Despite spending nine years at Bolton, he managed just 23 league games and on leaving in 1998 he signed for Charleston Battery in the United States of America, spending one season there before return to England for a three-year spell at Nationwide Conference side Leigh RMI before finally retiring from playing in 2003.

He is currently works back at his old club Bolton as the U6-U11 development manager.

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