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Name: Nigel Spink  
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Date of Birth: 8th July 1958
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Profession: Footballer
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Nigel Spink (born Chelmsford, England, July 8, 1958) was a football goalkeeper who made his name at Aston Villa F.C. and also made one appearance for England at international level.

Spink began his career at West Ham United, but soon moved to Chelmsford City and then, at the age of just 18, to Aston Villa. It was almost five years before his big break in the first team came along and it came on the biggest stage of all - the European Cup Final. Ten minutes into the 1982 final against Bayern Munich, Villa's first choice goalkeeper, Jimmy Rimmer, was injured and substitute keeper Spink was called into action, having only made one previous appearance in the first team. Spink performed superbly, keeping a clean sheet and Villa won the game 1-0.

He went on to make nearly 300 appearances for Aston Villa before moving to neighbouring club West Bromwich Albion in 1996 (almost 2 decades after first joining Villa).

Spink is now the goalkeeping coach of Aston Villa's arch-rivals Birmingham City.

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