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Nicky Cross

Full name: Nicholas Jeremy Roland Cross
Birthdate: 07.02.1961
Birthplace: Birmingham
Position: Striker
Joined from: Walsall
Signed by: David Pleat
Nationality: England
First game: Reading, 30.01.1988
Last game: Crystal Palace, 06.05.1989
Games: 65 (59 starts + 6 subs)
Goals: 16
Player Profile

Birmingham-born Cross stayed local in his early playing days, starting his career with West Brom before moving on to play for Walsall. He arrived at Leicester in January 1988 and was a £65,000 signing by David Pleat, bought to support Mike Newell in the City attack. His debut came in the same month, away at Reading, and Cross went on to play over 60 times for the club, adding 16 goals to his name.

He was a tenacious striker who could also hold the ball-up well, qualities Pleat believed could complement Newell - so much so that Cross was preferred to Jimmy Quinn during his second stint at the club. However, despite being a favourite of Pleat, Cross moved on to Port Vale a year-and-a-half later. He experienced promotion and defeat at Vale Park but a long-term injury cut into his five-year spell there.

After his time at Vale, Cross went on to feature for a number of lower league clubs including Hereford United, Solihull Borough and Redditch United.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1987-88Division Two (old)176--------176
1987_365_
1988-89Division Two (old)4191-51--1-4810
1988_365_
Total58151-51--1-65 16
_365_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 30.01.1988 2 - 1 Reading (A) Division Two (old)
2 06.02.1988 1 - 2 Aston Villa (A) Division Two (old)
3 13.02.1988 3 - 2 Leeds United (H) Division Two (old) 1
4 20.02.1988 2 - 0 Ipswich Town (A) Division Two (old)
5 27.02.1988 1 - 0 Manchester City (H) Division Two (old) 1
6 05.03.1988 1 - 0 Sheffield United (H) Division Two (old) 1
7 12.03.1988 1 - 1 Barnsley (A) Division Two (old)
8 16.03.1988 1 - 1 Stoke City (H) Division Two (old)
9 19.03.1988 3 - 3 Blackburn Rovers (A) Division Two (old)
10 26.03.1988 2 - 1 Hull City (H) Division Two (old)
11 02.04.1988 2 - 3 Swindon Town (A) Division Two (old)
12 05.04.1988 2 - 0 Birmingham City (H) Division Two (old)
13 09.04.1988 1 - 1 West Bromwich Albion (A) Division Two (old) 1
14 23.04.1988 1 - 0 Reading (H) Division Two (old)
15 30.04.1988 1 - 4 Bradford City (A) Division Two (old)
16 02.05.1988 3 - 0 Huddersfield Town (H) Division Two (old) 2
17 07.05.1988 2 - 1 Middlesbrough (A) Division Two (old)
18 27.08.1988 1 - 1 West Bromwich Albion (H) Division Two (old)
19 29.08.1988 0 - 3 Portsmouth (A) Division Two (old)
20 03.09.1988 3 - 2 Birmingham City (A) Division Two (old) 1
21 10.09.1988 0 - 1 Ipswich Town (H) Division Two (old)
22 17.09.1988 1 - 1 Oxford United (A) Division Two (old) 1
23 21.09.1988 1 - 0 Plymouth Argyle (H) Division Two (old)
24 24.09.1988 2 - 2 Watford (H) Division Two (old)
25 28.09.1988 4 - 1 Watford (H) League Cup 2 leg 1 1
26 01.10.1988 1 - 2 Chelsea (A) Division Two (old)
27 04.10.1988 2 - 2 Hull City (A) Division Two (old)
28 08.10.1988 1 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion (H) Division Two (old)
29 11.10.1988 2 - 2 Watford (A) League Cup 2 leg 2
30 15.10.1988 2 - 0 Stoke City (H) Division Two (old)
31 22.10.1988 1 - 1 Leeds United (A) Division Two (old)
32 26.10.1988 3 - 3 Swindon Town (H) Division Two (old)
33 29.10.1988 0 - 3 Shrewsbury Town (A) Division Two (old)
34 02.11.1988 2 - 0 Norwich City (H) League Cup 3
35 05.11.1988 0 - 0 Manchester City (H) Division Two (old)
36 08.11.1988 0 - 2 Watford (A) Members Cup 1
37 12.11.1988 1 - 0 Walsall (A) Division Two (old)
38 19.11.1988 2 - 4 Crystal Palace (A) Division Two (old)
39 30.11.1988 0 - 0 Nottingham Forest (H) League Cup 4
40 10.12.1988 3 - 1 Sunderland (H) Division Two (old) 1
41 14.12.1988 1 - 2 Nottingham Forest (A) League Cup 4 rep
42 17.12.1988 0 - 3 Barnsley (A) Division Two (old)
43 26.12.1988 0 - 1 Bournemouth (H) Division Two (old)
44 31.12.1988 4 - 0 Blackburn Rovers (H) Division Two (old) 1
45 02.01.1989 0 - 2 Ipswich Town (A) Division Two (old)
46 07.01.1989 0 - 1 Manchester City (A) FA Cup 3
47 14.01.1989 2 - 1 Portsmouth (H) Division Two (old)
48 21.01.1989 1 - 1 West Bromwich Albion (A) Division Two (old)
49 18.02.1989 1 - 2 Leeds United (H) Division Two (old) 1
50 25.02.1989 2 - 2 Stoke City (A) Division Two (old)
51 28.02.1989 1 - 2 Swindon Town (A) Division Two (old)
52 04.03.1989 1 - 0 Walsall (H) Division Two (old) 1
53 11.03.1989 2 - 4 Manchester City (A) Division Two (old)
54 15.03.1989 1 - 1 Shrewsbury Town (H) Division Two (old)
55 18.03.1989 1 - 1 Plymouth Argyle (A) Division Two (old) 1
56 25.03.1989 2 - 0 Birmingham City (H) Division Two (old)
57 27.03.1989 1 - 2 Bournemouth (A) Division Two (old)
58 01.04.1989 1 - 0 Oxford United (H) Division Two (old)
59 08.04.1989 0 - 0 Blackburn Rovers (A) Division Two (old)
60 11.04.1989 0 - 1 Barnsley (H) Division Two (old)
61 15.04.1989 2 - 0 Chelsea (H) Division Two (old) 1
62 22.04.1989 1 - 2 Watford (A) Division Two (old)
63 29.04.1989 1 - 2 Bradford City (A) Division Two (old)
64 01.05.1989 1 - 2 Oldham Athletic (H) Division Two (old)
65 06.05.1989 2 - 2 Crystal Palace (H) Division Two (old) 1

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Walsall £65,000 21.01.1988
OUT  Port Vale £125,000 28.06.1989
Player 214 of 1145 ordered a-z

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