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Mick Mills

Ipswich Town FC

42 appearances, 0 goals

P 42 W 28 D 5 L 9 F 81: A 38
*(actual F x: A x)
73% successful

1972-82

disciplined: none
captaincies:
eight
minutes played:
3653

Profile

Full name Michael Dennis Mills MBE (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 4 January 1949 in Godalming, Surrey [registered in Surrey South West, March 1949].
Married to Susanne V. Rout [registered in Ipswich, Suffolk, June 1971].
Height/Weight 5' 6", 10st. 8lbs [1978].

Source

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

Biographies x
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) From schoolboy football to Portsmouth FC's groundstaff. But after Portsmouth abandoned its Youth system, he became an Ipswich Town FC amauteur in August 1965 and an apprentice later in 1965. Turned professional in February 1966 and played in 591 league matches, scoring 22 times. Joined Southampton FC in November 1982 for a £50,000 fee, played in another 103 league matches, scoring three times. Joined Stoke City AFC in July 1985 as their player-manager. He was sacked in November 1989 having played in 38 league matches.
Club honours Texaco Cup winners 1972-73; FA Cup winners 1977-78; Football League runners-up 1980-81, 1981-82, 1983-84; UEFA Cup winners 1980-81
Individual honours Football League (two appearances); PFA Division One Team of the Year 1976-77; Ipswich Town FC Player of the Year 1977-78;
Distinctions Awarded the MBE, January 1984

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of four who became 882nd players (882) to appear for England.
Position(s) Full-back, central defender.
First match No. 464, 11 October 1972, England 1 Yugoslavia 1, a friendly match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 23 years 281 days.
Last match No. 569, 5 July 1982, Spain 0 England 0, a World Cup Finals second phase group match at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid, aged 33 years 182 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1982; European Championships Finals 1980;
British Championships 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1981-82;
Team honours British Championships winners 1977-78, 1981-82;
Individual honours England U23 (five appearances), England Youth
Distinctions None

Beyond England

The following year he became manager of Colchester United FC, but was sacked after only a few months when they were relegated to the Conference. Mills became chief scout for Sheffield WednesdayFC and then a coach at Birmingham City FC, having a spell as caretaker manager after the dismissal of Trevor Francis. He is now technical director of Galaxy Sports Management and the Suffolk Ambassador for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. - Media

 

Mick Mills - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 42 32 40 2 1 3653 0 0 min 0 eight 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.

 

Mick Mills - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 13 9 2 2 25 9 +16 1 5 1.923 0.692 76.9 +7
Away 22 14 2 6 45 25 +20 2 7 2.045 1.136 68.2 +8
Neutral 7 5 1 1 11 4 +7 2 3 1.571 0.571 78.6 +4
All 42 28 5 9 81 38 +43 5 15 1.929 0.905 72.6 +19

 

Mick Mills - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 34 24 3 7 62 28 +34 4 13 1.824 0.824 75.0 +17
Red 8 4 2 2 19 10 +9 1 2 2.375 1.25 62.5 +2
All 42 28 5 9 81 38 +43 5 15 1.929 0.905 72.6 +19

 

Mick Mills - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

8 5 0 3 14 10 +4 1 1 1.75 1.25 62.5 +2
WCF 5 3 2 0 6 1 +5 2 4 1.20 0.20 80.0 +3
World Cup 13 8 2 3 20 11 +9 3 5 1.538 0.846 69.2 +5

ECP

6 5 1 0 18 5 +13 0 3 3.00 0.833 91.7 +5
ECF 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
European Championship 7 6 1 0 20 6 +14 0 3 2.857 0.857 92.9 +6
British Championship 12 9 0 3 20 8 +12 1 6 1.667 0.667 75.0 +6
Minor Competition 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 1 0 1.50 1.00 50.0 =0
Friendly 8 4 2 2 18 11 +7 0 1 2.25 1.375 62.5 +2
All 42 28 5 9 81 38 +43 5 15 1.929 0.905 72.6 +19

 

Mick Mills - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1976-78 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 1 0 2.00 1.333 66.7 +1
WCP 1980-82 5 3 0 2 8 6 +2 0 1 1.60 1.20 60.0 +1
WCP All 8 5 0 3 14 10 +4 1 1 1.75 1.25 62.5 +2
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1982 5 3 2 0 6 1 +5 2 4 1.20 0.20 80.0 +3
WCF All 5 3 2 0 6 1 +5 2 4 1.20 0.20 80.0 +3
World Cup
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1976-78 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 1 0 2.00 1.333 66.7 +1
WC 1980-82 10 6 2 2 14 7 +7 2 5 1.40 0.70 70.0 +4
WC All 13 8 2 3 20 11 +9 3 5 1.538 0.846 69.2 +5
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1978-80 6 5 1 0 18 5 +13 0 3 3.00 0.833 91.7 +5
ECP All 6 5 1 0 18 5 +13 0 3 3.00 0.833 91.7 +5
European Championship Finals Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 1980 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
ECF All 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
European Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1978-80 7 6 1 0 20 6 +14 0 3 2.857 0.857 92.9 +6
EC All 7 6 1 0 20 6 +14 0 3 2.857 0.857 92.9 +6
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1975-76 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 0 2 2.00 0.667 66.7 +1
BC 1976-77 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1 1 0 1.00 1.333 33.3 -1
BC 1977-78 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 0 2 1.667 0.333 100.0 +3
BC 1978-79 2 2 0 0 5 1 +5 0 1 2.50 0.50 100.0 +2
BC 1981-82 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 12 9 0 3 20 8 +12 1 6 1.667 0.667 75.0 +6
Minor Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
US Bicentennial 1976 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 1 0 1.50 1.00 50.0 =0
TC All 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 1 0 1.50 1.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 13 8 2 3 20 11 +9 3 5 1.538 0.846 69.2 +5
EC 7 6 1 0 20 6 +14 0 3 2.857 0.857 92.9 +6
BC 12 9 0 3 20 8 +12 1 6 1.667 0.667 75.0 +6
TC 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 1 0 1.50 1.00 50.0 =0
All 34 24 3 7 63 27 +36 5 14 1.853 0.794 75.0 +17

 

Mick Mills - Match History
 Club: Ipswich Town F.C. - 42 full caps

Coach: Sir Alf Ramsey -1 full capx

Age 23
4 u23 1 June 1972 - GDR 2 England 2, Ernst-Grube Stadion, Magdeburg tour AD Start 3
5 u23 4 June 1972 - Poland 0 England 3, Stadion Dziesięciolecia, Warszawa AW Start 4
6 u23 7 June 1972 - USSR 0 England 0, Kiev Central Stadium, Kyiv AD Start off 65 4
1 464 11 October 1972 - England 1 Yugoslavia 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 2
 

Coach: Don Revie -12 full capsx

Age 27
2 497 24 March 1976 - Wales 1 England 2, Racecourse Ground, Wrexham Fr AW Start 6
3 498 8 May 1976 - Wales 0 England 1, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW Start 3
4 499 11 May 1976 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW Start 3
5 500 15 May 1976 - Scotland 2 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Start 3
6 501 23 May 1976 - Brazil 1 England 0, LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles TC NL Start 3
7 502 28 May 1976 - England 3 Italy 2, Yankee Stadium, New York City NW sub ht 14
8 503 13 June 1976 - Finland 1 England 4, Olympiastadion, Helsinki WCP AW Start 3
9 505 13 October 1976 - England 2 Finland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW sub 75 x
10 506 17 November 1976 - Italy 2 England 0, Stadio Olimpico, Roma WCP AL Start 3
Age 28
11 509 28 May 1977 - Northern Ireland 1 England 2, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start 3
12 510 31 May 1977 - England 0 Wales 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HL Start 3
13 511 4 June 1977 - England 1 Scotland 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HL Start 3
 

Coach: Ron Greenwood - 29 full capsx

Age 29
14 518 22 February 1978 - West Germany 2 England 1, Olympiastadion, München Fr AL Start 3
15 519 19 April 1978 - England 1 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 2
16 520 13 May 1978 - Wales 1 England 3, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW Captain 3
17 521 16 May 1978 - England 1 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW Start
18 522 20 May 1978 - Scotland 0 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow AW Start
19 523 24 May 1978 - England 4 Hungary 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 3
20 524 20 September 1978 - Denmark 3 England 4, Idrætsparken, København ECP AW Start 3
21 525 25 October 1978 - Republic of Ireland 1 England 1, Lansdowne Road, Dublin ECP AD Start 3
Age 30
22 527 7 February 1979 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 3
23 528 19 May 1979 - Northern Ireland 0 England 2, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Captain 3
- 529 23 May 1979 - England 0 Wales 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD unused  
24 530 26 May 1979 - England 3 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW Start 3
25 531 6 June 1979 - Bulgaria 0 England 3, Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofija ECP AW Start 3
- 532 10 June 1979 - Sweden 0 England 0, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna Fr AD unused  
26 533 13 June 1979 - Austria 4 England 3, Praterstadion, Wien Fr AL Start 3
27 534 12 September 1979 - England 1 Denmark 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP AW Start 3
28 535 17 October 1979 - Northern Ireland 1 England 5, Windsor Park, Belfast ECP AW Start 3
Age 31
29 538 26 March 1980 - Spain 0 England 2, Nou Estadi del FC Barcelona, Barcelona Fr AW Start 3
- 544 12 June 1980 - Belgium 1 England 1, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino ECF ND unused 16
- 545 15 June 1980 - England 0 Italy 1, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino AL unused
30 546 18 June 1980 - Spain 1 England 2, Stadio San Paolo, Napoli NW Start off 83
31 549 19 November 1980 - England 2 Switzerland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Captain 6
Age 32
32 555 30 May 1981 - Switzerland 2 England 1, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel WCP AL Start 2
33 556 6 June 1981 - Hungary 1 England 3, Népstadion, Budapest AW Start 3
34 557 9 September 1981 - Norway 2 England 1, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo WCP AL Start 3
35 558 18 November 1981 - England 1 Hungary 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 3
Age 33
- 561 25 May 1982 - England 2 Netherlands 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unused ?
36 562 29 May 1982 - Scotland 0 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AW Start 2
37 564 3 June 1982 - Finland 1 England 4, Olympiastadion, Helsinki Fr AW Start 2
38 565 16 June 1982 - England 3 France 1, Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao WCF NW Captain 12
39 566 20 June 1982 - England 2 Czechoslovakia 0, Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao NW Captain
40 567 25 June 1982 - England 1 Kuwait 0, Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao NW Captain
41 568 29 June 1982 - West Germany 0 England 0, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid ND Captain
42 569 5 July 1982 - Spain 0 England 0, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid AD Captain

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