A goalkeeper who always looked a bit on the short side, Nicky Eyre had a good grounding at Tottenham to allow him to pursue a career in the game after being released by the club.
Eyre started off playing Sunday League football and was with Ipswich Town as a junior, but being offered a trial and then an offer of signing for the club he supported, Nicky soon became part of the youth set-up at the club. By the time he was 18, he had played a couple of reserve matches and was marked as as a keeper with good ability.
Represented England at junior levels, but never got further than the reserves at Spurs, so moved on to Grays Athletic. Left the Essex Conference club to join league rivals Rushden & Diamonds, where he stayed for four moths and a change in management saw him released on 21st December 2009 and he moved then on to Dagenham and Redbridge in February 2007. Was part of the squad that saw the Daggers promoted to the Football League, but in the summer of 2007, he was transferred to St. Albans City.
Returned to Grays Athletic on loan, but was released by the Saints in the summer of 2008, Nicky moved on to join Blue Square South side Bishops Stortford and then went on to play for Chelmsford City for the tail end of the 2009-2010 season as goalkeeping cover. When released at the end of that season, Nicky returned to Bishops Stortford, but a groin injury curtailed his time there and he secured a deal in October 2010 with AFC Sudbury.
Returning to Chelmsford, before moving around the non-league scene again and was back playing at Melbourne Stadium until Nicky retired from football on 11th October 2014 having grown disillusioned with the game and struggling with fitness and motivation (see here for his statement on quitting the game).
Runs a goalkeeping glove company - KZ Goalkeeping Gloves.