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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
    Season 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

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

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Walsall £65,000 21.01.1988
    OUT  Port Vale £125,000 28.06.1989
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