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Nigel Sims

Nigel Sims

Clubs played for: Wolverhampton Wanderers,Aston Villa & Peterborough United.

Born: 1931

Birthplace: Coton in the Elms

Position: Goalkeeper

Biography: A goalkeeper who played in the Football League between 1948-65. During his spell with Aston Villa between 1956-64 he played a total of 310 games appearing in the 1957 F A Cup Final which they won and three years later he won a 2nd Division Championship medal with them. He was also in the Aston Villa side who won the inaugural League Cup in 1961. At the end of his career he spent five years in Canada playing and coaching youngsters. He later ran a Wolverhampton timber firm and then worked in insurance. Finally he set up a wardrobe and bed parts business in South Wales. In 2012 a book called In Safe Hands was released which was about his footballing memories. He lives in retirement near Swansea on the Gower Peninsular.

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