David Nish

David John Nish (born 26 September 1947) is an English former footballer who broke Alan Ball's British transfer record in 1972.[1]

David Nish
Personal information
Full name David John Nish
Date of birth 26 September 1947 (age 71)
Place of birth Burton upon Trent, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Measham Social Welfare
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1972 Leicester City 228 (25)
1972–1979 Derby County 188 (10)
1979 Tulsa Roughnecks 28 (6)
1980–1981 Seattle Sounders 57 (4)
1980–1981 Seattle Sounders (indoor) 5 (6)
1981–1982 San Jose Earthquakes (indoor) 16 (1)
National team
1973–1974 England 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


In 1966, Nish began his career with Leicester City. In 1972, Derby County paid a record transfer fee of £225,000 for his contract. At Derby he was part of the team that won the First Division in 1975.[2]

In 1979, Nish moved to the United States where he joined the Tulsa Roughnecks of the North American Soccer League. In 1980, he moved to the Seattle Sounders where he played three seasons (two outdoor and one indoor). He finished his American career with one indoor season with the San Jose Earthquakes.

After leaving the U.S., he returned to Leicestershire where he turned out for non-league side Shepshed Charterhouse.[3]


Nish earned five caps for the England national team in 1973 and 1974.

Since retiring as a player in 1981, he has also worked with the academies of both Leicester and Derby.[1]


  1. ^ a b BBC News, Were you there...when the Rams beat the Gas?
  2. ^ "We are the Champions: 1974–75 – Derby County". gameofthepeople.com. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.englandfootballonline.com/TeamPlyrsBios/PlayersN/BioNishDJ.html

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1960 in Scotland

Events from the year 1960 in Scotland.

1968–69 in English football

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1969 FA Cup Final

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Each team won six ties to reach the final, and overcame one of the 1968 finalists (West Bromwich Albion and Everton) at the semi-final stage. As Manchester City were reigning league champions and Leicester City were battling to avoid relegation, the Manchester club were strong favourites. The match finished 1–0 to Manchester City. The goal came in the 24th minute, scored by Neil Young. The victory was Manchester City's fourth FA Cup win.

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Tommy Ord

Tommy Ord (born 15 October 1952) is an English retired professional football forward. Nearly all of his pro career was spent in North America.

In 1973, Ord transferred to Montreal Olympique of the North American Soccer League. The Olympique sent Ord to the Rochester Lancers before the 1974 season. In 1975, Ord began the season with the Lancers before being traded to the New York Cosmos mid season. In 1976, the Cosmos sent him to the Vancouver Whitecaps. In 1977 traded Ord to the Seattle Sounders toward the end of the season. Ord picked up a yellow card and scored Seattle's only goal in a 2–1 loss to the Cosmos in Soccer Bowl '77. Just prior to the 1980 season, the Sounders sent Ord, Bruce Rudroff and cash to the Tulsa Roughnecks in exchange for Jack Brand, Roger Davies and David Nish. He also played briefly for the Phoenix Inferno in the Major Indoor Soccer League.

Following his retirement, Ord continued to play for various amateur teams including Matador F.C. He also works for American Express in New York City.


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