Jerren Nixon Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Jerren Kendall Nixon
  • Born: June 25th, 1973 (Morvant, Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Position: Winger / Forward
  • Signed: December 31st, 1993 (£200,000)
  • First Manager: Ivan Golac
  • Career Totals: 59 appearances, 10 goals


Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1994-95 13 (24) 9 1 0 29.7% 27.0% 43.2%
1993-94 11 (11) 1 1 0 36.4% 40.9% 22.7%
Totals: 24 (35) 10


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 15/04/95 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 2
 07/03/95 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 2
 04/03/95 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 2
 04/02/95 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 1
 28/01/95 3rd Round vs. Clyde (H) 0 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 07/02/95 3rd Round Replay vs. Clyde (A) 5 - 1
 04/02/95 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 1
 21/01/95 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 6 - 1
 26/11/94 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 3 - 1
 29/09/94 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Tatran Prešov (A) 1 - 3

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 07/02/95 3rd Round Replay vs. Clyde (A)  5 - 1
 04/02/95 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 1
 21/01/95 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  6 - 1
 21/01/95 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  6 - 1
 26/11/94 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  3 - 1
 29/09/94 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Tatran Prešov (A)  1 - 3
 17/09/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 15/09/94 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Tatran Prešov (H)  3 - 2
 20/08/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 26/02/94 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 29/04/95 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 1
 15/04/95 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 2
 08/04/95 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 3
 21/03/95 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 18/03/95 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 12/03/95 Quarter Final vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 07/03/95 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A)  0 - 2
 04/03/95 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 25/02/95 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 0
 21/02/95 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 0
 18/02/95 4th Round vs. Huntly (A)  3 - 1
 07/02/95 3rd Round Replay vs. Clyde (A)  5 - 1
 04/02/95 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 1
 28/01/95 3rd Round vs. Clyde (H)  0 - 0
 21/01/95 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  6 - 1
 07/01/95 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 02/01/95 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 0
 31/12/94 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 4
 26/12/94 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 2
 26/11/94 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  3 - 1
 05/11/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 29/10/94 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 3
 22/10/94 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 0
 15/10/94 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  0 - 1
 08/10/94 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 0
 01/10/94 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 2
 29/09/94 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Tatran Prešov (A)  1 - 3
 24/09/94 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 0
 21/09/94 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 17/09/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 15/09/94 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Tatran Prešov (H)  3 - 2
 10/09/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 31/08/94 3rd Round vs. Hamilton (A)  2 - 2
 27/08/94 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 1
 20/08/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 16/08/94 2nd Round vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 13/08/94 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 5
 21/05/94 Final vs. Rangers (N)  1 - 0
 14/05/94 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 3
 07/05/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 2
 03/05/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 1
 30/04/94 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 0
 26/04/94 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 3
 23/04/94 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 2
 12/04/94 Semi Final Rep. vs. Aberdeen (N)  1 - 0
 09/04/94 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  1 - 1
 05/04/94 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 0
 15/03/94 Quarter Final Rep. vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 0
 12/03/94 Quarter Final vs. Airdrie (A)  0 - 0
 05/03/94 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 01/03/94 4th Round Replay vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 26/02/94 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 0
 19/02/94 4th Round vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 12/02/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 2
 05/02/94 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 25/01/94 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 22/01/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 0
 15/01/94 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 0
 08/01/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 0


Biography


A member of the Trinidad and Tobago Under-20 team that played in the 1991 World Youth Cup in Portugal, Jerren had begun his career with Trinidadian clubs Airport Authority and ECM Motown before arriving at Tannadice for a trial in November 1993. Already capped at full level for his country, his transfer took longer than expected due to the wait for his work permit, but he eventually signed his first professional contract on Hogmanay for a fee of around £200,000.

The nineteen-year-old made his debut a week later, coming on as a substitute against Hearts at Tannadice and went on to play regularly in the side for the rest of the season, making half of his appearances from the bench. Having missed the Scottish Cup third round tie against Arbroath, he appeared in every round through to the final against Rangers in May 1994. A match shown live back home in Trinidad and Tobago due to Jerren's involvement, he came off the bench in the second half at Hampden to play his part in United winning the Scottish Cup for the first ever time, becoming the first Trinidadian footballer to collect a winners’s medal in Britain.

In a comment once made more in jest than in earnest, manager Ivan Golac predicted that Jerren would be worth £20 million, however that remark became a millstone around the player's neck. Having tasted the highs of winning a trophy in his first season, the 1994-95 season produced a different set of emotions, with Jerren finishing the season as the Clubs top scorer, but United were relegated from the Premier Division. Thought of as a luxury player for the battling displays required to achieve promotion back to the top flight, Jerren was sold to FC Zurich for £200,000 in August 1995.

His career went from strength to strength in Switzerland, becoming a mainstay in the Zurich side as well as the Trinidad & Tobago national team, and was Voted Caribbean Footballer of the year in 1997. In 1998 he helped Zurich overcome Celtic in the UEFA Cup, reaching the last 16 of the competition. After one season with Yverdon-Sport FC, he joined newly crowned league winners St Gallen, where he appeared in the Champions league, and played in St Gallen's UEFA Cup win over Chelsea. In 2002 Jerren decided to step back from professional football and return home with his family, but was persuaded to come out of retirement in September 2003 to join North East Stars, where he helped them win the T&T FA Cup in his first season, and captained the side to the T&T Professional Football League title in 2004, finishing that season as the league's leading scorer with a staggering 31 goals. Making a return to the national side, he returned to Scotland to play against the national side at Easter Road in May 2004. He became interim coach at North East Stars for a spell in 2005, before retiring in 2008.





Debut (as sub)

January 8th, 1994
Dundee United 3 - 0 Heart of Midlothian

League (Premier Division)

Full Debut

February 26th, 1994
Hibernian 0 - 1 Dundee United

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Jerren was born on this date in Morvant, Trinidad and Tobago.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    A member of the Trinidad and Tobago Under-20 team that played in the 1991 World Youth Cup in Portugal, Jerren had begun his career with Trinidadian clubs Airport Authority and ECM Motown before arriving at Tannadice for a trial in November 1993. Already capped at full level for his country, his transfer took longer than expected due to the wait for his work permit, but he eventually signed his first professional contract on Hogmanay for a fee of around £200,000.

  • United had this game more or less won in the opening quarter of an hour by which time they had established a two goal lead against a poor Hearts side.

  • Jerren Nixon was on from the start for the first time and the Trinidad and Tobago striker made it an even more memorable afternoon by scoring the goal which ended almost five years without a victory at Easter Road.

  • The first ever Scottish Cup tie at Broadwood Stadium ended in an emphatic if slightly flattering victory for the holders. There were surprises in the line-up for the near three thousand supporters who travelled through to Cumbernauld for United's first ever visit to Broadwood. There was no starting place for Saturday's hero Jerren Nixon because of a knock he took. David Craig, starting a match for the first time was his surprise replacement. Christian Dailly, who was a star in defence at Ibrox remained in that role, whilst Dragutin Ristic returned to first team action for the first time since October 22nd.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 0 - 1 Hibernian

    To compensate for the suspended trio, manager Billy Kirkwood brought in Andy McLaren and Robbie Winters up front, whilst Grant Johnson returned to the midfield to play his first game of 1995.