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Mike Doyle

Manchester City FC

5 caps, 0 goals

P 5 W 2 D 0 L 3 F 6: A 8
*(actual F 5: A 6)
40% successful

1976-77

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
380

Profile

Full name Michael Doyle

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 25 November 1946 in Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester [registered in Manchester, December 1946].
Attended Fir Tree Primary School and Reddish Vale Comprehensive
Died 27 June 2011 at Tameside General Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne, aged 64 years 214 days, due to a liver failure. Funeral held on 6 July 2011 in Ashton-under-Lyne.
Height/Weight 6' 0", 11st. 9lbs [1976].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began with Stockport schools before being employed amongst the groundstaff at Maine Road in May 1962.  Doyle signed professional forms in May 1964, debuting in March 1965 and going on to play 448 league appearances, scoring 32 times. He joined Stoke City FC in 1978 for �50,000 and played a further 115 league appearances, scoring just five times. Joined Bolton Wanderers FC in January 1982, playing forty times in the league, scoring twice. Finally joining Rochdale FC in August 1983, and appeared in 24 league matches, scoring just the once, before retiring.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1965-66; Football League Champions 1967-68; FA Cup winner 1968-69; Football League Cup winner 1969-70, 1973-74, runner-up 1973-74; European Cup Winners Cup Winners 1969-70;
Individual honours Football League (2 appearances)
Distinctions Stoke City FC Player of the Season 1978-79;

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 910th players (913) to appear for England.
Position(s) Central-defender
First match No. 497, 24 March 1976, Wales 1 England 2, a British Championship match at Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, aged 29 years 120 days.
Last match No. 507, 9 February 1977, Netherlands 2 England 0, a friendly match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, aged 30 years 77 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1975-76;
Team honours None
Individual honours England U23 (8 appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Continued to attend Manchester City games after his retirement.  He attended Tony Adams' Sporting Chance clinic in a bid to battle his alcoholism in June 2007.

 

Mike Doyle - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
7 5 3 4 1 0 380 0 0 min None None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Mike Doyle - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
Away 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 0 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
Neutral 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
All 5 2 0 3 6 8 -2 2 0 1.20 1.60 40.0 -1

 

Mike Doyle - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 5 2 0 3 6 8 -2 2 0 1.20 1.60 40.0 -1
All 5 2 0 3 6 8 -2 2 0 1.20 1.60 40.0 -1

 

Mike Doyle - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
Minor Tournament 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
Friendly 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 1 0 1.00 1.50 50.0 =0
All 5 2 0 3 6 8 -2 2 0 1.20 1.60 40.0 -1

 

Mike Doyle - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1975-76 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC All 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
Minor Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
US Bicentennial 76 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
T/C All 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
Minor Tournament 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
All 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1 1 0 1.333 1.667 33.3 -1

 

Mike Doyle - Match History
 Club: Manchester City F.C. - 5 full caps

Coach: Don Revie - 5 full capsx

Age 21
- u23 1 May 1968 - England 4 Hungary 0, Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool Fr HW Start ?
Age 22
6 u23 22 May 1969 - Netherlands U23 2 England U23 1, Adelaarshorst, Deventer Fr AL Start ?
7 u23 25 May 1969 - Belgium B 0 England U23 1, Albertparkstadion, Oostende Fr AW Start ?
8 u23 28 May 1969 - Portugal U23 1 England U23 1, Albertparkstadion, Oostende Fr AD Start ?
Age 29
1 497 24 March 1976 - Wales 1 England 2, Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham Fr AW Start 6
- 498 8 May 1976 - Wales 0 England 1, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AW squad member/unused sub?
- 499 11 May 1976 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW
2 500 15 May 1976 - Scotland 2 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AL sub 70 ?

2-1 when substituting

3 501 23 May 1976 - Brazil 1 England 0, LA Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, Los Angeles T/C NL Start 5
4 502 28 May 1976 - England 3 Italy 2, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York City NW Start 5
- u/o 31 May 1976 - Team America 1 England 3, John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania AW sub ? ?
Age 30
5 507 9 February 1977 - England 0 Netherlands 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL Start 4

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