10 April 2007

Sammy Nelson

Sammy Nelson had a long and distinguished football career winning an FA Cup and playing at a World Cup, but undoubtedly he will be most remembered for baring his backside…

Name: Samuel Nelson
Born: 1 April 1949, Belfast
Height: 5.10 ft
Weight: 11.00 st
Position: Left-Back

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 51 Full Caps / 1 Goal (1971-1982); 1 Under-23 Cap (1969).
Club Honours: (with Arsenal) FA Cup Winner 1978/79, Runner-Up 1977/78, 1979/80; European Cup Winners’ Cup Runner-Up 1979/80.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Europe
Other
Arsenal
69/70-80/81
Apr-66
Youth
245(10)/10
33(2)/1
27(0)/1
19(2)/0
1(0)/0
Brighton.&.H.A.
80/81-83/84
Sep-81
-
40 (0)/ 1
3(0)/0
2(0)/0
-
-
TOTALS
-
£-
285(10)/11
36(2)/1
29(0)/1
19(2)/0
1(0)/0

Biography:
To follow.

Arsenal Fifty Greatest Players

Northern Ireland Cap Details:
21/04/1970 England....... A L 1-3 BC sub
25/04/1970 Wales......... A L 0-1 BC
11/11/1970 Spain......... A L 0-3 ECQ
03/02/1971 Cyprus........ A W 3-0 ECQ
15/05/1971 England....... H L 0-1 BC
18/05/1971 Scotland...... A W 1-0 BC
22/05/1971 Wales......... H W 1-0 BC
22/09/1971 USSR.......... A L 0-1 ECQ
13/10/1971 USSR.......... H D 1-1 ECQ
16/02/1972 Spain......... H D 1-1 ECQ
20/05/1972 Scotland...... H L 0-2 BC
23/05/1972 England....... A W 1-0 BC
27/05/1972 Wales......... A D 0-0 BC

18/10/1972 Bulgaria...... A L 0-3 WCQ
14/02/1973 Cyprus........ A L 0-1 WCQ
28/03/1973 Portugal...... H D 1-1 WCQ
11/05/1974 Scotland...... H W 1-0 BC
15/05/1974 England....... A L 0-1 BC
30/10/1974 Sweden........ A W 2-0 ECQ
16/04/1975 Yugoslavia.... H W 1-0 ECQ
03/09/1975 Sweden........ H L 1-2 ECQ

29/10/1975 Norway........ H W 3-0 ECQ
24/03/1976 Israel........ A D 1-1 FR
11/05/1976 England....... A L 0-4 BC
10/11/1976 Belgium....... A L 0-2 WCQ sub
27/04/1977 West Germany.. A L 0-5 FR
03/06/1977 Wales......... H D 1-1 BC 1 Goal
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

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
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
23/02/1982 England....... A L 0-4 BC
28/04/1982 Scotland...... H D 1-1 BC
25/06/1982 Spain......... N W 1-0 WCF sub
01/07/1982 Austria....... N D 2-2 WCF

Summary: 48(3)/1. Won 16, Drew 12, Lost 23.


Northern Ireland Under-23 Cap Details:
26-03-1969 Italy......... A L 1-2 FR

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

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