On This Day
1946 – Nicky Jennings
Nicholas Jennings was an English professional association football player whose 15-year career ran from the early 1960s to the mid-1970s. Born in Wellington, Somerset he played nearly 100 league games for his first club Plymouth Argyle. A speedy winger, he moved to Portsmouth in January 1967 and was to prove such a popular player that in 1971 he was awarded the title of Pompey’s Player of the Year. In all he made over 200 appearances for Pompey (and 4 during a loan spell at Aldershot) before moving to Exeter on a free transfer in the 1974 close season, making his final league appearance in 1978. Jennings also played the summer of 1973 in the NASL with the Dallas Tornado. He was named an All-Star Honorable Mention and help Dallas to the league final, which they lost 0–2.
Jennings played 227 times for Portsmouth scoring 51 goals between 1967 – 1974
Died: 04 June 2016