Chesterfield - Eric Nixon Becomes The New Goalkeeping Coach
UK time is: 16:37:20
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Eric Nixon Becomes The New Goalkeeping Coach

Eric Walter Nixon started his football league career with Manchester City in 1983 making 58 League appearances before joining Tranmere in 1988. When he was at Manchester City during the 86-87 season he achieved the rare distinction of playing for a club in all four divisions in the Football League in a single season. The clubs were Southampton (First Division), Bradford City (Second Division), Carlisle United (Third Division) and Wolves (fourth Division).

He made 432 appearances including 333 league appearances in his 9 year spell at Prenton Park. He was with the club during their rise from the Fourth Division to the First Division (Championship it is now called), play-offs.

He helped the team win the Leyland DAF Cup in 1989-90 beating Bristol Rovers 2-1.
He left Tranmere in 1997 having spells at Stockport and Wigan before re-joining Tranmere in 1999, he was their for 4 seasons but only made 5 League appearances.

His career spanned 22 years, with 13 of them spent with Tranmere, he played for 13 different clubs making over 500 league appearances.

After hanging his boots up he went into coaching he now holds the UEFA goalkeeping coaching licence and a UEFA football coaching licence. In 2006 he gave up his coaching responsibilities with Tranmere Rovers because of Knee problems. He opened up a health and fitness studio in Prenton before moving to Dubai where he worked as a personal fitness trainer.

In 2008 he was appointed goalkeeping coach at Conference North club Fleetwood Town, leaving the club in 2011.

He now joins the Spireites linking up with Paul Cook, who both played together at Tranmere and Stockport in the late 90's.

Welcome to Chesterfield Eric Nixon, good luck in your new role as goalkeeping coach at the Spireites.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Deano The Spireite  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 17 2013

Time: 2:24PM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Chesterfield Articles

League One - Chesterfield v Swindon (Friday November 27 2015)

Audio - Saunders On Swindon (Thursday November 26 2015)

Match Day Officials v Swindon (Thursday November 26 2015)

Saunders Talks Port Vale & Doncaster (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Audio - Saunders On Doncaster Loss (Wednesday November 25 2015)

League One - Doncaster 3-0 Chesterfield (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Stats: Doncaster v Chesterfield (Tuesday November 24 2015)

League 1 Programme - 24th November (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Match Day Officials v Doncaster (Monday November 23 2015)

Audio - Saunders Looks To Doncaster (Monday November 23 2015)

Archived Chesterfield Articles

List All Vital Chesterfield Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Sheff Utd 19 7 5 7 2 26
13. Scunthorpe 19 8 2 9 1 26
14. Rochdale 19 6 6 7 0 24
15. Chesterfield 19 7 2 10 -6 23
16. Doncaster 19 6 5 8 -6 23
17. Fleetwood 19 6 3 10 -1 21
18. Shrewsbury 18 6 2 10 -3 20

Chesterfield Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Team Line-Ups: Crewe Alexandra v Oldham
Crewe : 28/11/2015 14:51:01
Walsall Team News v Bradford
Walsall : 28/11/2015 14:18:01
Sheff Utd : 28/11/2015 14:10:00
Barnsley : 28/11/2015 14:09:01
The Team Sheets - Southend United v Latics
Wigan : 28/11/2015 14:04:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Chesterfield v Swindon
Suggested By:  VitalChesterfield
Chesterfield win 0%
Swindon win 50%
Draw 50%