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Garry NELSON
 ENGLAND
 

Signed by Ken Beamish in the summer of 1983 from Southend United for £10,000, Nelson was a first team regular throughout his two seasons at the club. His first campaign will be remembered as Swindon’s worst ever league finish, 17th in the Fourth Division. The highlights of the left-winger's season included scoring his first goal for Swindon on his home debut against Chester City, and then scoring twice in a 3-0 win in the return fixture. His final season saw Lou Macari take charge and Nelson only missed three league games in the beginning of a new era at the County Ground, scoring three goals. At the end of the season Plymouth Argyle tabled a £15,000 bid, which was accepted. After leaving Swindon, Nelson played regularly in the Football League right until the mid-90’s and went on to become a best-selling author when his books recalling moments in his career 'Left Foot Forward - A Year in the Life of a Journeyman Footballer' & ‘Left Foot in the Grave’ were released and widely acclaimed by the critics.

PLAYING RECORD:

Season LEAGUE FA CUP LEAGUE CUP OTHER TOTAL
Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'84/'85 43 3 2 - 2 - 2 - 49 3
'83/'84 35 (+1) 4 3 - 2 1 3 1 43 (+1) 6
TOTAL 78 (+1) 7 5 - 4 1 5 1 92 (+1) 9


TRANSFER INFORMATION:

DATE IN/OUT TRANSFER DETAIL
17 AUG 1983 IN Southend United
£10,000
28 JUN 1985 OUT Plymouth Argyle
£15,000


full name

Garry Paul Nelson

date of birth
16 January 1961


           
             
             
             
             
             

usual positions
left wing

senior career
Southend United
SWINDON TOWN
Plymouth Argyle
Brighton & Hove Albion
Notts County (loan)
Charlton Athletic

Torquay United
player-assistant manager

St. Leonard's Stamcroft
player

Old Southendians
player

Charlton Athletic Veterans
player

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