Born: Hamilton, Ontario, June 28, 1956
Jimmy Nicholl is one of the most successful Canadian-born players in history. In his club career, he made 247 appearances for Manchester United between 1975 and 1981, before playing three seasons with the Toronto Blizzard in the NASL, leading the team to two Soccer Bowl appearances. He enjoyed success at Glasgow Rangers, were he won three Scottish League Cups and a League title. He also spent time at Sunderland, West Bromwich Albion, Dunfermline Athletic, and Raith Rovers.
Internationally, he made 73 appearances for Northern Ireland, including in the 1982 and 1986 World Cup Finals.
As a manager, Jimmy was an assistant with Northern Ireland from 1990-93, after being a player-manager at Raith Rovers. His time as a manager at Raith Rovers was positive, as he was able to guide the team to the Scottish League Cup in 1994, and earned promotion into the Scottish Premier League. Due to their Scottish League Cup triumph, they qualified for the UEFA Cup and reached the second round, where they were eliminated by eventual winners Bayern Munich. He also managed at Milwall and Aberdeen, and currently is the manager of Scottish First Division club Cowdenbeath, who have earned the nickname of "Blue Brazil".