9 April 2007

Jimmy Nicholl

The regular right-back of Billy Bingham's great Northern Ireland side of the early-'eighties, Jimmy Nicholl seemed more than likely to follow in Bingham's footsteps as manager, only to lose out on two occasions...

Name: James Michael Nicholl
Born: 28 December 1956, Hamilton (Canada)
Height: 5.09 ft
Weight: 11.11 st
Position: Defender/Midfielder

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 73 Full Caps (1976-1986), 1 Under-21 (1978), Youth, 3 Schoolboy (1972).
Club Honours: (with Man. United) FA Cup Winner 1976/77, Runner-Up 1978/79; (with Rangers) Scottish League Champion 1986/87; Scottish League Cup Winner 1983/84, 1986/87, 1987/88; (with Toronto) NASL Runners-Up 1983, 1984; (with Raith) Scottish League First Division Champion 1992/93.
Awards: NASL All-Star (Second Team) 1984; SFWA Manager of the Year 1994/95; Scottish League First Division Manager of the Month September 2010.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Europe
Others
Manchester U.
74/75-81/82
Feb-74
Youth
188 (9)/ 3
22(4)/1
14(0)/1
10(0)/1
1(0)/0
Sunderland
81/82
Dec-81
Loan
3 (0)/ 0
2(0)/0
-
-
-
Toronto Blizzard
1982 - 1984
Apr-82
£235,000
65 (-)/11
(NASL)
-
-
12(0)/0
Sunderland
82/83
Sep-82
Loan
29 (0)/ 0
2(0)/0
4(0)/0
-
-
Rangers
83/84
Oct-83
Loan
17 (0)/ 0
4(0)/0
5(0)/0
-
-
West.Brom..Albion
84/85-85/86
Nov-84
£65,000
56 (0)/ 0
*
*
-
11(0)/1
Rangers
86/87-88/89
Jul-86
Exchange
56 (2)/ 0
3(0)/0
9(0)/0
11(0)/0
-
Dunfermline Ath.
89/90-90/91
Jul-89
-
24 (0)/ 0
3(?)/?
4(?)/?
?(?)/?
-
Raith Rovers
90/91-95/96
Nov-90
-
126 (2)/ 7
?(?)/?
?(?)/?
?(?)/?
-
Bath City
95/96
Feb-96
Free
1 (0)/ 0
(Football Conference)
TOTALS
-
£300,000
565(13)/21
36(4)/1
36(0)/1
21(0)/1
24(0)/1
* all cup games included in the "Others" column.

Coaching Career:
Rangers Reserve Team Coach Mar/87 – Jun/89
Northern Ireland Assistant Manager 1990 - 1993
Raith Rovers Manager Nov/90 – Feb/96
Millwall Manager Feb/96 – Feb/97
Dunfermline Athletic Caretaker Manager Nov/99, Assistant Manager Nov/99 – May/04
Aberdeen Assistant Manager May/04 – May/09
Kilmarnock Assistant Manager Jan/10 - May/10
Cowdenbeath Manager Jun/10 - Jun/11
Kilmarnock Assistant Manager Jun/11 - Jun/13
Hibernian Coach Jun/13 - Nov/13, Caretaker Manager Nov/13
Cowdenbeath Manager Nov/13 - May/15
Northern Ireland Assistant Manager Mar/15 - date
Falkirk Assistant Manager Oct/17- date

Biography:
To follow.

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Northern Ireland Cap Details:
24-03-1976 Israel........ A D 1-1 FR
14-05-1976 Wales......... A L 0-1 BC sub
13-10-1976 Netherlands... A D 2-2 WCQ
10-11-1976 Belgium....... A L 0-2 WCQ
28-05-1977 England....... H L 1-2 BC
01-06-1977 Scotland...... A L 0-2 BC
03-06-1977 Wales......... H D 1-1 BC
11-06-1977 Iceland....... A L 0-1 WCQ
21-09-1977 Iceland....... H W 2-0 WCQ
12-10-1977 Netherlands... H L 0-1 WCQ
16-11-1977 Belgium....... H W 3-0 WCQ
13-05-1978 Scotland...... A D 1-1 BC
16-05-1978 England....... A L 0-1 BC
19-05-1978 Wales......... A L 0-1 BC
20-09-1978 Rep of Ireland A D 0-0 ECQ
25-10-1978 Denmark....... H W 2-1 ECQ
29-11-1978 Bulgaria...... A W 2-0 ECQ
07-02-1979 England....... A L 0-4 ECQ
02-05-1979 Bulgaria...... H W 2-0 ECQ
19-05-1979 England....... H L 0-2 BC
22-05-1979 Scotland...... A L 0-1 BC
25-05-1979 Wales......... H D 1-1 BC
06-06-1979 Denmark....... A L 0-4 ECQ
17-10-1979 England....... H L 1-5 ECQ
21-11-1979 Rep of Ireland H W 1-0 ECQ
26-03-1980 Israel........ A D 0-0 WCQ
16-05-1980 Scotland...... H W 1-0 BC
20-05-1980 England....... A D 1-1 BC
23-05-1980 Wales......... A W 1-0 BC
11-06-1980 Australia..... A W 2-1 FR
15-06-1980 Australia..... A D 1-1 FR
18-06-1980 Australia..... A W 2-1 FR
15-10-1980 Sweden........ H W 3-0 WCQ 1 Goal
19-11-1980 Portugal...... A L 0-1 WCQ
25-03-1981 Scotland...... A D 1-1 WCQ
29-04-1981 Portugal...... H W 1-0 WCQ
19-05-1981 Scotland...... A L 0-2 BC
03-06-1981 Sweden........ A L 0-1 WCQ
14-10-1981 Scotland...... H D 0-0 WCQ
18-11-1981 Israel........ H W 1-0 WCQ
23-02-1982 England....... A L 0-4 BC
24-03-1982 France........ A L 0-4 FR
27-05-1982 Wales......... A L 0-3 BC
17-06-1982 Yugoslavia.... N D 0-0 WCF
21-06-1982 Honduras...... N D 1-1 WCF
25-06-1982 Spain......... N W 1-0 WCF
01-07-1982 Austria....... N D 2-2 WCF
04-07-1982 France........ N L 1-4 WCF
13-10-1982 Austria....... A L 0-2 ECQ
17-11-1982 West Germany.. H W 1-0 ECQ

15-12-1982 Albania....... A D 0-0 ECQ
30-03-1983 Turkey........ A W 2-1 ECQ
27-04-1983 Albania....... H W 1-0 ECQ
24-05-1983 Scotland...... A D 0-0 BC
28-05-1983 England....... H D 0-0 BC
31-05-1983 Wales......... H L 0-1 BC
12-10-1983 Turkey........ A L 0-1 ECQ
16-11-1983 West Germany.. A W 1-0 ECQ
13-12-1983 Scotland...... H W 2-0 BC
04-04-1984 England....... A L 0-1 BC
27-05-1984 Finland....... A L 0-1 WCQ
12-09-1984 Romania....... H W 3-2 WCQ
14-11-1984 Finland....... H W 2-1 WCQ
27-02-1985 England....... H L 0-1 WCQ
27-03-1985 Spain......... A D 0-0 FR
01-05-1985 Turkey........ H W 2-0 WCQ
11-09-1985 Turkey........ A D 0-0 WCQ
16-10-1985 Romania....... A W 1-0 WCQ
13-11-1985 England....... A D 0-0 WCQ
26-02-1986 France........ A D 0-0 FR
03-06-1986 Algeria....... N D 1-1 WCF
07-06-1986 Spain......... N L 1-2 WCF
12-06-1986 Brazil........ N L 0-3 WCF

Summary: 72(1)/1. Won 23, Drew 22, Lost 28.


Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
08-03-1978 Rep. Ireland.. A D 1-1 FR

Summary: 1(0)/0. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 0.

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