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Mick McNeil

Middlesbrough FC

9 appearances, 0 goals

P 9 W 8 D 1 L 0 F 48: A 12
94% successful

1960-62

captain: none
minutes played:
810

Timeline

  Michael McNeil (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Birth 7 February 1940 in Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Middlesbrough, March 1940]. To John E. and Florence B. (née Hill)
Attended Middlesbrough Technical School for Boys.
Marriage to Doris McCoy [registered in Middlesbrough, June 1962]. Two children, Emma and Michael

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played cricket and football at school in Middlesbrough before turning out for his works team, Cargo Fleet FC. He was signed by his local club, Middlesbrough FC, on amateur forms in June 1954, turning professional in February 1957. After 178 league appearances and three goals, Ipswich Town FC paid £15,000 on 20 June 1964 for the England left-back, where he played another 146 league matches, scoring four more league goals. He ended his career at Cambridge City FC from June 1972. He did however, play one half of a match for Bennetts United FC of the Licensed Trades League, in November 1982.
Club honours None
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 5' 11", 12st. 2lbs [1962].

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 793rd players (793) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
First match No. 342, 8 October 1960, Northern Ireland 2 England 5, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 20 years 244 days.
Last match No. 351, 28 September 1961, England 4 Luxembourg 1, a World Cup qualification match at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London, aged 21 years 233 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1962 (provisional squad); British Championship 1960-61;
Team honours British Championship winners 1960-61;
Individual honours England U23 (nine appearances, 1959-62)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Before being signed by Middlesbrough, McNeil was a trainee analytical chemist at Cargo Fleet works. Became proprietor of a number of sports shops in Bury St. Edmunds and others in East Anglia. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.165.


The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps unused/
reserve
minutes captain
10+ 9 6 0 810 0 none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
9 8 1 0 48 12 +36 0 2 5.333 1.333 94.4 +8
all matches were played in a white shirt

Venue Record

Venue P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 5 5 0 0 30 7 +23 0 1 6.00 1.40 100.0 +5
Away 4 3 1 0 18 5 +13 0 1 4.50 1.25 87.5 +3

Competition Record

Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

3 2 1 0 14 2 +12 0 1 4.667 0.667 83.3 +2
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup 3 2 1 0 14 2 +12 0 1 4.667 0.667 83.3 +2
British Championship 3 3 0 0 19 6 +11 0 0 6.333 2.00 100.0 +3
Friendly 3 3 0 0 15 4 +11 0 1 5.00 1.333 100.0 +3

Tournament Record

World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1960-62 3 2 1 0 14 2 +12 0 1 4.667 0.667 83.3 +2
WCP All 3 2 1 0 14 2 +12 0 1 4.667 0.667 83.3 +2

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1960-61 3 3 0 0 19 6 +11 0 0 6.333 2.00 100.0 +3
BC All 3 3 0 0 19 6 +11 0 0 6.333 2.00 100.0 +3

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 3 2 1 0 14 2 +12 0 1 4.667 0.667 83.3 +2
BC 3 3 0 0 19 6 +11 0 0 6.333 2.00 100.0 +3
6 5 1 0 33 8 +23 0 1 5.50 1.333 91.7 +5

Match History

 
Age 19 under 23  
one appearance - France November 1959
  
Age 20  
tour appearances - Netherlands March 1960; GDR, Poland & Israel May 1960.
unofficial - Denmark XI September 1960.
   

 Club: Middlesbrough F.C. - nine full appearances (810 min) manager: Walter Winterbottom - nine full appearances (810 min)x

apps match pic match details comp res. rundown shirt

1 342 8 October 1960 - Northern Ireland 2 England 5
Windsor Park, Belfast
BC AW   3

one of two who became the 793rd player (793) to appear for England.
the eighteenth Middlesbrough player to represent England

2 343 19 October 1960 - Luxembourg 0 England 9
Stade Municipal, Stad Lëtzebuerg
WCP AW   3
3 344 26 October 1960 - England 4 Spain 2
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HW   3

under 23  
one appearance - Italy November 1960

4 345 23 November 1960 - England 5 Wales 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley
BC HW   3
Mick McNeil was a member of the first of the Winter 1960 get-togethers, at Lilleshall on 12-14 December.

Age 21
McNeil was also a member at the last of the two get-togethers, at Anfield on 6-8 February 1961 (which he missed because of injury) and at Upton Park on 13-15 March 1961.

under 23  
one appearance - Scotlandᶜ March 1961

5 346 15 April 1961 - England 9 Scotland 3
Empire Stadium, Wembley
BC HW   3
6 347 10 May 1961 - England 8 Mexico 0
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HW   3
7 348 21 May 1961 - Portugal 1 England 1
Estadio Nacional, Lisboa
WCP AD   3
8 349 24 May 1961 - Italy 2 England 3
Stadio Olimpico, Roma

tour
AW   3
350 27 May 1961 - Austria 3 England 1, Praterstadion, Wien AL party member
9 351 28 September 1961 - England 4 Luxembourg 1
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury
WCP HW   3
  

Age 22    
FIFA set a deadline of 10 April 1962 for preliminary lists of forty players to be submitted. England's selectors produced theirs, two days early. Following England's defeat by Scotland at Hampden Park, the squad was whittled down to 22 names on 15 April, with 18 names excluded, including Mick McNeil.

under 23  
two appearancesᶜ - Belgium & Greece November 1962


   

 
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