David Mitchell (footballer born 1945)
|Full name||David John Mitchell|
|Date of birth||24 August 1945|
|Place of birth||Stoke-on-Trent, England|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Mitchell graduated through the Port Vale youth team to sign professional forms under manager Freddie Steele in March 1964. He scored four goals in 19 league and cup games in the 1964–65 season, as the "Valiants" were relegated out of the Third Division. However he played just five games in the 1965–66 season, scoring one goal in a 3–0 win over Lincoln City at Vale Park, as Vale struggled near the foot of the Fourth Division table under new boss Jackie Mudie. He was given a free transfer in May 1966 and moved on to Ipswich Town. He played just two Second Division games for Bill McGarry's "Blues" in the 1966–67 season, and left the Football League after departing Portman Road.