Nico Goes Home

Posted on June 30, 2006 
Filed Under Blues News

The Blues site has announced that Nico Vaesen, 36, has joined Belgian side Lierse. The player is officially out of contract at midnight tonight and has taken the opportunity to go back home to give something back to his homeland.

“I want to still show something to Belgium. I stood on a cross-roads of my career. I thought about a return to Belgium already but Birmingham’s relegation accelerated that decision. As a result, I was suddenly free and chose to go to Belgium.”

Nico will best be remembered for his tremendous penalty save in the shoot-out with Norwich City that saw Blues promoted back in May 2002. The likable Belgian represented Blues on 63 occasions.


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