559 Gordon Nisbet

Biography

Consistent right back Nisbet spent his best years in a City back four that was sliding from second to third tier of the Football League as the 1970s drew to a close. His hard tackling and fine moustache were his main features. He left the Tigers in December 1980 after four and a half seasons of near-ever presence.

Born in Wallsend and raised in the Tyneside footballing hot bed, he joined West Bromwich Albion when he turned eighteen. Initially signed as a goalkeeper, Nisbet was converted into a full back after two years and had four seasons in the Baggies first team before switching to Hull City in September 1976.

Nisbet signed for Plymouth Argyle in 1980 for a fee of £32,000, where he spent another seven years as a first name on the teamsheet. He closed his professional career in 1987 with a short spell at Exeter City, ending up with over 700 senior appearances. He had a spell with non-league Ottery St Mary then went on to coach football for a few years and was briefly a caretaker manager at Plymouth in 1992. He saw out his years after football as an officer in the Devon and Cornwall Police force.

Nisbet won an England under-23 cap in 1972 while at West Bromwich, playing alongside Kevin Keegan and Mick Channon.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 18 September 1951, Wallsend
Hull City First Game: 11 September 1976, Bolton Wanderers A (Division Two), 24 years, 359 days old
Hull City Final Game: 16 December 1980, Blyth Spartans A (FA Cup Second Round Replay), 29 years, 89 days old

Clubs

West Bromwich Albion (1969-1976), Hull City (1976-1980), Plymouth Argyle (1980-1987), Exeter City (1987-1988)

Hull City Record

Career: 220 apps, 2 goals

Gordon Nisbet
SeasonLGE
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LGE
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FAC
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FAC
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FLC
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FLC
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EUR
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OTH
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OTH
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1976/7737 (1)02 (0)1------
1977/7837 (2)01 (0)04 (0)0--3 (0)0
1978/7946 (0)12 (0)03 (0)0----
1979/8046 (0)02 (0)02 (0)0----
1980/8124 (0)03 (0)02 (0)0--3 (0)0

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