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Jimmy Nicholson

Jimmy Nicholson

Clubs played for: Manchester United, Huddersfield Town, Bury. (1960-1975).

Born: 1943

Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland


Position: Midfielder

Biography: Discovered in Dublin by United scout Bob Harpur, his debut against Everton in August 1960 ended in a 4-0 defeat, the reverse fixture a week later saw him score in a 4-0 victory. Often compared to Duncan Edwards, which probably did him no favours, he spent five years on United's books before moving to Huddersfield for 8,000 in 1964. Had various jobs before becoming manager of Sale Sports Centre, just a few minutes walk from his home.

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