Christchurch, New Zealand
1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Christchurch United, DC United, Blackburn Rovers, Tottenham Hotspur
New Zealand international captain Ryan Nelsen started off life in his native Christchurch where he played for three years before making the move to the USA in 1998.
He transferred to the nation's capital to play for DC United. He made 81 appearances over four years and alerted then Blackburn boss Mark Hughes.
Hughes signed him up and tied him down to a three-year deal at Ewood Park. After making over 170 appearances and helping the club into Europe, Harry Redknapp signed the New Zealand skipper to sure up Spurs' finish to the campaign.
Nelsen hardly featured in a disastrous conclusion for Spurs as he was released and picked up quickly by Hughes to reunite the pair this time at Loftus Road.
He was instrumental in a mini-revival under Harry Redknapp culminating in a goalless draw at home to champions Manchester City, before leaving to manage Toronto in the MLS midway through the campaign.
|13. Bristol City||18||7||3||8||2||24|
|Owls Owner Dejphon Chansiri Issues Message To Fans
» Sheff Wed : 04/12/2016 20:24:00
|Match Report: Blackburn 1-1 Huddersfield
» Huddersfield : 04/12/2016 18:53:01
|Cathro To Complete Move Away?
» Newcastle : 04/12/2016 17:56:01
|Forest Fall Out Continues
» Newcastle : 04/12/2016 17:09:00
|LUFC Leeds United v Aston Villa - Match Highlights
» Leeds Utd : 04/12/2016 16:00:01