Tag: Sammy Nelson

Sammy Nelson played for Arsenal Football Club. The former Northern Irish defender joined Arsenal as a youth in 1966 and made his first team debut in 1969. Nelson left Arsenal for Brighton & Hove Albion in 1981. In total, he made 339 appearances and scored 12 goals. Nelson wore the number 3 shirt for Arsenal. He was born on April 1, 1949.

1976: During a match between London football clubs Arsenal and Chelsea, Arsenal player Sammy Nelson is booked by referee Ray Toseland, who holds up the yellow card. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Unsung Arsenal heroes: Sammy Nelson

Sammy Nelson was never your archetypal unsung Arsenal hero.