Nick Sharkey

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Nick Sharkey
Personal information
Full name Dominic Sharkey
Date of birth (1943-05-04)4 May 1943
Place of birth Helensburgh, Scotland
Date of death 8 February 2015(2015-02-08) (aged 71)
Place of death Sunderland, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1966 Sunderland 99 (51)
1966–1968 Leicester City 6 (5)
1968–1970 Mansfield Town 69 (17)
1970–1972 Hartlepool United 60 (12)
South Shields
National team
1964 Scotland under-23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Dominic "Nick" Sharkey (4 May 1943 – 8 February 2015[1][2]) was a Scottish footballer who played for Sunderland as a forward.

Club career

Sharkey began his career with Sunderland where he made his debut on 9 April 1960 against Scunthorpe United in a 1–0 win at Roker Park.[3] In total, he made 99 league appearances, scoring 51 goals for the club from 1960 to 1966.[4] He then joined Leicester City in 1966, but made just six appearances, scoring five goals.[5] His next club was Mansfield Town where he signed for in 1968. He scored 17 goals in 69 games for the club.[5] He finished his League career with North East team Hartlepool United in 1970, where he made a total of 60 appearances with 12 goals to his name,[5][6] and then moved into non-League football with South Shields.[5]


  1. ^ Heaney, Bill (17 February 2015). "Obituary: Nick Sharkey, footballer". The Scotsman. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Tribute to legendary Sunderland striker Nick Sharkey". Sunderland Echo. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  3. ^ "Sunderland 1-0 Scunthorpe United". The Stat Cat. Archived from the original on 2008-05-17. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
  4. ^ "Nick Sharkey". The Stat Cat. Archived from the original on 2006-08-31. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
  5. ^ a b c d "Nick Sharkey". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
  6. ^ "Former Sunderland striker Nick Sharkey has died at the age of 71". 9 February 2015.
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