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Nicky Summerbee (born 26th August 1971) was an English former professional footballer.


Born in Altrincham, he had trials at Manchester United, Leicester City and Norwich City, before joining Swindon Town, where his father, former England international Mike Summerbee, made an introduction. His grandfather, George Summerbee and Great Uncle, Gordon Summerbee, had also been professional footballers.


Summerbee played 112 games in seven years for the Robins, scoring six goals before Manchester City paid £1.3 million for his services.10th May 1994, Summerbee won an England ‘B’ cap in a match against Northern Ireland ‘B’ at Hillsborough.



Manchester City


Summerbee joined Manchester City in 1994. His father Mike Summerbee had become a household name at the club being part of the successful City team of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s he was part of the “Maine road trio” Mike Summerbee, Francis Lee and Colin Bell. Nicky joined the team at a time when the then manager Brian Horton also brought in Peter Beagrie, Uwe Rosler and Paul Walsh. In his first season Manchester City finished towards the bottom end of the Premiership table. The chairman Francis Lee replaced manager Brian Horton with Alan Ball who failed to manage the team to any success. The team was relegated to first division. In 1997, Summerbee joined Sunderland in a £1 million-rated swap deal involving Craig Russell.




Summerbee made his Sunderland debut on 15th November 1997, against Portsmouth at Fratton Park, as a second half substitute for Martin Smith. With trademark un-tucked shirt and orange edged boots, Summerbee capped his debut by scoring the last goal in a 4-1 victory, with a satisfying low drive. Nicky played out the rest of the season on the right hand side of midfield and enjoyed some of the finest moments of his career after Sunderland won promotion to the Premiership in 1999.


Summerbee, Sykes and the end of his Sunderland career.




During the season, and injured Summerbee enjoyed a well-publicized liaison with TV presenter, Melanie Sykes.

Peter Reid did not to pick Nicky most of the following season. He watched games from the bench for six months until he was given a game for the reserves against Newcastle United.

After Sunderland he went to Bolton Wanderers, Leicester City, Nottingham Forest & Bradford City and there was loan spells at Swindon Town and Tranmere Rovers. 

Summerbee latterly played for Nationwide Conference side Tamworth, but was released at the end of the 2005-06 season.  


He is now on the after dinner circuit & good value for money and fits nicely into the demand for modern day players

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