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Nigel Worthington


Preceded by
Succeeded by
1995 – 1996


Northern Ireland’s regular left-back for over a decade, Nigel Worthington was a consistent if unspectacular performer…

Name: Nigel Worthington
Born: 4 November 1961, Ballymena
Height: 5.11 ft
Weight: 12.08 st
Position: Left-Back/Midfield

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 66 Full Caps (1984-1997), 14 Under-18 Caps; Irish League: 1 Cap (1981).
Club Honours: (with Ballymena) Irish Cup Winner 1980/81; Ulster Cup Winner 1980/81; (with Wednesday) Football League Division Two Champion 1990/91, Runner-Up 1983/84; FA Cup Runner-Up 1992/93; Football League Cup Winner 1990/91.
Awards: Ulster Young Footballer of the Year 1981.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Europe
Other
Ballymena U.
77/78-80/81
-
Youth
*79 (-)/ 4
-
-
2(0)/0
-
Notts County
81/82-83/84
Jul-81
£100k
67 (0)/ 4
4(0)/0
11(0)/0
-
3(0)/0
Sheffield.Wed.
83/84-93/94
Feb-84
£125k
333 (4)/12
29(0)/1
41(0)/1
3(0)/1
5(0)/0
Leeds United
94/95-95/96
Jul-94
£325k
34(10)/ 1
6(1)/0
4(1)/0
-
-
Stoke City
96/97
Jul-96
Free
12 (0)/ 0
-
3(0)/1
-
-
Blackpool
97/98
Jul-97
Free
4 (5)/ 0
-
-
-
-
TOTALS
-
£550k
429(19)/21
39(1)/1
59(1)/2
5(0)/1
8(0)/0
* all games

Coaching Career:
Blackpool player-manager Jul/97 – Dec/99
England Under-21 assistant-coach
Norwich City assistant-manager Jun/00 – Dec/00; manager Dec/00 – Oct/06
Northern Ireland Under-21 assistant-coach
Leicester City caretaker-manager Apr/07-May/07
Northern Ireland manager Jun/07-Dec/11

Biography:
To follow.

Managerial Career

Northern Ireland Cap Details:

22-05-1984 Wales......... A D 1-1 BC
27-05-1984 Finland....... A L 0-1 WCQ sub
16-10-1984 Israel........ H W 3-0 FR
27-03-1985 Spain......... A D 0-0 FR sub
11-09-1985 Turkey........ A D 0-0 WCQ
16-10-1985 Romania....... A W 1-0 WCQ sub
13-11-1985 England....... A D 0-0 WCQ sub
26-03-1986 Denmark....... H D 1-1 FR
03-06-1986 Algeria....... N D 1-1 WCF
07-06-1986 Spain......... N L 1-2 WCF
15-10-1986 England....... A L 0-3 ECQ
12-11-1986 Turkey........ A D 0-0 ECQ
18-02-1987 Israel........ A D 1-1 FR
01-04-1987 England....... H L 0-2 ECQ
29-04-1987 Yugoslavia.... H L 1-2 ECQ
14-10-1987 Yugoslavia.... A L 0-3 ECQ
11-11-1987 Turkey........ H W 1-0 ECQ
17-02-1988 Greece........ A L 2-3 FR
23-03-1988 Poland........ H D 1-1 FR
27-04-1988 France........ H D 0-0 FR
21-05-1988 Malta......... H W 3-0 WCQ
14-09-1988 Rep of Ireland H D 0-0 WCQ
19-10-1988 Hungary....... A L 0-1 WCQ
21-12-1988 Spain......... A L 0-4 WCQ
26-04-1989 Malta......... A W 2-0 WCQ
06-09-1989 Hungary....... H L 1-2 WCQ
11-10-1989 Rep of Ireland A L 0-3 WCQ
18-05-1990 Uruguay ...... H W 1-0 FR
12-09-1990 Yugoslavia.... H L 0-2 ECQ
17-10-1990 Denmark....... H D 1-1 ECQ
14-11-1990 Austria....... A D 0-0 ECQ
01-05-1991 Faroe Islands. H D 1-1 ECQ
16-10-1991 Austria....... H W 2-1 ECQ
13-11-1991 Denmark....... A L 1-2 ECQ
19-02-1992 Scotland...... A L 0-1 FR
28-04-1992 Lithuania..... H D 2-2 WCQ
02-06-1992 Germany....... A D 1-1 FR
09-09-1992 Albania....... H W 3-0 WCQ
14-10-1992 Spain......... H D 0-0 WCQ
18-11-1992 Denmark....... H L 0-1 WCQ
31-03-1993 Rep of Ireland A L 0-3 WCQ
28-04-1993 Spain......... A L 1-3 WCQ
25-05-1993 Lithuania..... A W 1-0 WCQ
02-06-1993 Latvia........ A W 2-1 WCQ
08-09-1993 Latvia........ H W 2-0 WCQ
13-10-1993 Denmark....... A L 0-1 WCQ
17-11-1993 Rep of Ireland H D 1-1 WCQ
20-04-1994 Liechtenstein. H W 4-1 ECQ
03-06-1994 Colombia...... N L 0-2 FR
11-06-1994 Mexico........ N L 0-3 FR
07-09-1994 Portugal...... H L 1-2 ECQ
12-10-1994 Austria....... A W 2-1 ECQ
16-11-1994 Rep of Ireland H L 0-4 ECQ
29-03-1995 Rep of Ireland A D 1-1 ECQ
26-04-1995 Latvia........ A W 1-0 ECQ
22-05-1995 Canada........ A L 0-2 FR sub
25-05-1995 Chile......... N L 1-2 FR
07-06-1995 Latvia........ H L 1-2 ECQ
03-09-1995 Portugal...... A D 1-1 ECQ
11-10-1995 Liechtenstein. A W 4-0 ECQ
15-11-1995 Austria....... H W 5-3 ECQ
27-03-1996 Norway........ H L 0-2 FR
24-04-1996 Sweden........ H L 1-2 FR
29-05-1996 Germany....... H D 1-1 FR
22-01-1997 Italy......... A L 0-2 FR
11-02-1997 Belgium....... H W 3-0 FR sub

Summary: 60(6)/0. Won 17, Drew 21, Lost 28.


Record as Captain:
Span
First Match
Pl
W
D
L
F
A
.GD.
Win %
Pts %
W/L
1993-1997
08/09/93
10
4
2
4
17
14
3
40.0%
46.7%
0

Irish League Representative Match Details:
15-04-1981 League of Ireland A L 0-1

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

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Posted by Northern Ireland Football Museum on Wednesday, 4 November 2020

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