In 1998 Nigel was Leeds United 31 year old goalkeeper.
He was married to Amanda, they had two young children Thomas who was 6 and 1 year old Fay.
Here is Nigel looking back on the plane crash in an interview
Nigel stayed at Leeds United until 2003.
He moved to Everton where he stayed until the end of his playing career in 2006.
Nigel also enjoyed a successful International career playing for the England national team.
Since his retirement from professional football he has returned to cricket, playing regularly for a Leeds team called Leeds Modernians in the Airedale & Wharfdale Senior Cricket League.