Nicholas James "Nicky" Weaver (born 2 March 1979) is an English former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper most notably for Manchester City. He recently returned to Sheffield Wednesday to be their Academy Goalkeeping Coach.
Weaver is a former England under-21 international and began his career with Mansfield Town in 1995. He joined Manchester City in 1997 and would go on to be a part of the club that earned promotion from the Second Division in 1999 in which he saved the decisive penalty in the play-off final shootout with Gillingham at Wembley Stadium. He would go on to earn promotion to the Premier League the following season and in total was promoted three times with City in a ten-year spell. By the time he left the club in 2007 he had been the clubs second choice keeper for a number of years and had acted as understudy to the likes of Peter Schmeichel, David Seaman and David James. He went on to appear for Charlton Athletic, Dundee United, Burnley, Sheffield Wednesday and Aberdeen.Close