Nicholas "Nicky" Shorey
(born 19 February 1981 in
Romford, London Borough of Havering, East London) is an English
footballer, currently playing in the left back position for
Reading in the English Premier League, and for England.
Shorey started his career at Leyton Orient as an apprentice
in 1998, but after
breaking into the Orient first team with occasional appearances
in the 1999-2000 and 2000-01 seasons, he caught the eye of
Reading's manager at the time, Alan Pardew.
|Date of birth
||19 February 1981 (1981-02-19)
|Place of birth
||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
1 Senior club
appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 23:52, 26 November 2007 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 16:56, 30 October 2007 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)
Shorey signed for Reading for an initial fee of Ł25,000 on
February 10, 2001,
and quickly went on to establish himself as a regular in
Reading's first team.
On August 1, 2006, he committed his future to the club,
signing a new deal to keep him at the club until June 2009.
On May 5, 2007, it was announced that he had taken second place
in the 2006-07 Player of the Season vote by the Reading
At the end of the 2006–07 season, Shorey was linked with a
move to either Newcastle United or West Ham United, but looked
set to sign an improved deal with Reading.
On 4 August 2007 Reading manager Steve Coppell revealed that
Shorey had turned down an improved contract offer,
but the player has confirmed he has no intentions of leaving
Following good performances for Reading during the 2006-07
season, the Reading supporters introduced a "Shorey For England"
song. As the season
progressed, the media started to pay attention to then uncapped
Shorey was called up to the England B squad to play Albania
at Burnley's Turf Moor ground on 25 May 2007,
and started the match, before being substituted after 73 minutes
with all the goals already having been scored in a 3-1 win for
Pundits had suggested that Shorey could make the step up to
the senior squad,
and on 26 May 2007, Steve McClaren selected him in his England
squad to face Brazil in a friendly match, and Estonia in a
Euro 2008 qualifier.
He made his full England début in a 1-1 draw against Brazil at
Wembley on 1 June 2007,
but did not make the bench for the match against Estonia.
On August 22, 2007, Shorey earned his second full
international cap in a 2-1 friendly loss to Germany at Wembley.
- Shorey is one of the few players to have played in all
four professional divisions of the English football league
- In a vote to compile the Royals' best-ever eleven,
Shorey was voted the best left back with 53.1% of the vote.
- At one stage in his career, Shorey was near to having
his left foot amputated due to an infection. He was on a
drip for three months but came through the treatment and
made a full recovery.
- ^ "The secret of Shorey's
success", BBC Sport, 2007-01-24. Retrieved on
- ^ "Reading complete Shorey
deal", BBC Sport, 2001-02-10. Retrieved on 2007-01-25.
- ^ "Shorey extends his contract
and commits to the Royals until summer of 2009",
readingfc.co.uk, 2006-08-01. Retrieved on
- ^ "Ingimarsson is crowned
Royals' player of the season after great campaign",
readingfc.co.uk, 2007-05-05. Retrieved on
- ^ "Shorey set to stick with
Reading", Daily Mail, 2007-06-28. Retrieved on
- ^ "Coppell gives latest on
contract talks", readingfc.co.uk, 2007-08-06.
Retrieved on 2007-08-17.
- ^ "Shorey dismisses move talk",
4thegame.com, 2007-08-07. Retrieved on
- ^ "Graduation earns a fanfare
for Shorey", The Independent, 2007-01-14.
Retrieved on 2007-03-11.
- ^ "Shorey riposte kick-starts
Royals' ascent", The Guardian, 2006-11-13.
Retrieved on 2007-03-29.
- ^ "McClaren's learning curve",
BBC Sport, 2007-02-08. Retrieved on 2007-03-29.
- ^ "Owen included in England B
squad", BBC Sport, 2007-05-10. Retrieved on 2007-05-10.
- ^ "England B 3-1 Albania", BBC
Sport, 2007-05-25. Retrieved on 2007-05-25.
- ^ "Garth Crooks' team of the
season", BBC Sport, 2007-05-15. Retrieved on 2007-05-15.
- ^ "Beckham recalled to England
squad", BBC Sport, 2007-05-26. Retrieved on 2007-05-26.
- ^ "England 1-1 Brazil", BBC
Sport, 2007-06-01. Retrieved on 2007-06-03.
- ^ "Joel Hufford's Nicky Shorey
clockwatch", BBC Radio Berkshire, 2007-06-02. Retrieved
- ^ Henry Winter. "McClaren
denied a famous victory", The Daily Telegraph,
2007-06-02. Retrieved on 2007-08-17.
- ^ "Estonia 0-3 England", BBC
Sport, 2007-06-06. Retrieved on 2007-08-17.
- ^ "England 1-2 Germany", BBC
Sport, 2007-08-22. Retrieved on 2007-08-23.
- ^ "Revealed - The Royals'
best-ever XI as voted for by fans on this site",
readingfc.co.uk, 2005-08-22. Retrieved on
- ^ "Shorey: Infection put my
career at risk", Reading Evening Post,
2004-06-18. Retrieved on 2007-06-01.