Nick Colgan, born on September 19, 1973 in the industrial town of Drogheda, County Louth, is an Irish football goalkeeper.
Nick Colgan made his international debut in March 2002 for the Republic of Ireland in a match against Denmark, and as of 2008, he has won 9 international caps for his country.
Nick Colgan started his football career with the Drogheda United football club of his hometown in 1991. Soon he moved to England and joined Chelsea for the 1992-93 season. In 1993, he was loaned to Crew Alexandra, and he spent the year 1994 in Grimsby Town. In 1995, he was a part of the Milwall club, before joining Brentford on a loan in 1997, he played 5 games for the latter. In 1998, he was sent on loan to the Reading football club, and he made 5 appearances for the same. Nick Colgan signed with Bournemouth for the 1998-99 season following which he switched to Hibernian, a Scottish football club. During his five years tenure, he played 121 games for Hibernian, and in 2003, he was loaned to Stockport County, for which he played 15 games.
In 2004, the Bransley football club signed Nick Colgan, and in the first season, he played 15 games before he went on loan to Dundee United for three months. During the 2005-06 season, he was Bransley’s first choice goalkeeper, and he gave a commendable performance by maintaining a clean sheet in 20 games. His feat was acknowledged when he was awarded the Barnsley’s Player of the Year title. He helped his team to reach the League One play-off final in Cardiff on May 27, 2006 and his team secured a place in the Championship after its goalkeeper made a wonderful save at the net during the penalty shoot-out. Nick Colgan signed with the Ipswich Town club on January 31, 2008 and went on Bradford City to get trained during the 2008-09 pre-season. On July 24, 2008, he signed with Sunderland, a Premier League club.