Nigel, from County Clare, Ireland, kept his nerve in front of 36,000 fans at the Lane to drill home four shots from increasing distances to win a shirt signed by the first team squad.
Nigel travelled to the Lane with his family after winning a competition to take on the StubHub Spot Kick Challenge.
That meant he stepped out at half-time against City to take on the challenge – scoring from the penalty spot, the D, half-way between the D and the half-way line and finally from the half-way line – fully 50 yards from goal!
Nigel breezed past the first three kicks before taking on the big one from half-way.
Spurred on by his sons, Kealan and Joshua, he connected sweetly but then watched in agony as the ball creeped towards the goal-line in slow motion and seemingly willed in by fans in the Paxton Road end!
"To have my boys with me and to be given the chance to walk out at the Lane and win the Spot Kick Challenge was a dream come true,” said Nigel.
“Meeting Ossie Ardiles and Pat Jennings in the Oak Room, I grew up watching them never thinking that one day I would have the opportunity to shake their hand, have a chat about the game and a picture to take home with me.
"Ever since I can remember I have supported the Spurs and when I was eight-year- old watching Ricky Villa score THAT goal in the FA Cup FInal of 1981 I knew then I was Spurs for life!
"I am 40 years old in May and to take home these memories, meeting the Legends, scoring at the Lane, meeting the likes of Gareth Bale and Michael Dawson and shaking hands with Andre Villas-Boas. It was the best present ever!”
Fancy following in Nigel’s footsteps?
StubHub will be running similar competitions next season so keep an eye out for the next StubHub Spot Kick Challenge!
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