Ian Mitchell (footballer)
|Date of birth||9 May 1946|
|Place of birth||Falkirk, Scotland|
|Date of death||2 April 1996(aged 49)|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Playing position||Left winger|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Ian Mitchell (9 May 1946 – 2 April 1996) was a Scottish footballer who played mainly for Dundee United and holds the record of being the youngest player ever to make a first team appearance for the club.
Mitchell was born in Falkirk. After winning schoolboy caps for Scotland, Dundee United snapped him up as a juvenile. He became a regular in the first team after a good showing in his debut, aged only sixteen. He is one of five United players to score more than 100 league goals for the club and in the top twenty appearances for the club.
He died after a long illness at the age of 49.
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