Mickey Walsh

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Mickey Walsh
Personal information
Full name Michael Anthony Walsh
Date of birth (1954-08-13) 13 August 1954 (age 59)
Place of birth Chorley, England
Playing position Striker (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1973 Chorley ? (?)
1973–1978 Blackpool 180 (72)
1978–1978 Everton 21 (1)
1978–1981 QPR 18 (3)
1980–1986 Porto 85 (42)
1986–1987 Salgueiros 29 (5)
1987–1988 Espinho 26 (4)
Total 349 (127)
National team
1975–1984 Republic of Ireland 21 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Michael Anthony "Mickey" Walsh (born 13 August 1954 in Chorley, Lancashire) is an English-born Irish former professional footballer and current football agent.

Club career[edit]

Walsh began his professional career at Blackpool in 1973, making his debut in a goalless draw at Fulham on 12 September. He went on to score 72 league goals for the Seasiders in 180 games during his five years at the club. His strike in a 3–2 win against Sunderland at Bloomfield Road on 1 February 1975 earned him the "Goal of the Season" award on the BBC's Match of the Day.[1] He had a spell with Cape Town City in 1978.

He spent six years playing in Portugal with FC Porto, and appeared in their 2–1 defeat by Juventus in the 1984 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final in Basel.

Blackpool F.C. Hall of Fame[edit]

Walsh was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Bloomfield Road, when it was officially opened by former Blackpool player Jimmy Armfield in April 2006.[2] Organised by the Blackpool Supporters Association, Blackpool fans around the world voted on their all-time heroes. Five players from each decade are inducted; Walsh is in the 1970s.[3]

International career[edit]

The highlight of his international career was when he scored the only goal of the game as Ireland defeated the Soviet Union in a World Cup qualifier in Dublin in September 1984.

Honours[edit]

Porto

References[edit]

  1. ^ Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887–1992, p. 123. ISBN 1-873626-07-X
  2. ^ Singleton, Steve, ed. (2007). Legends: The great players of Blackpool FC (1 ed.). Blackpool: Blackpool Gazette. pp. 66–69. ISBN 978-1-84547-182-8. 
  3. ^ "The Hall of Fame – 1970's". Blackpool Supporters Association. Retrieved 29 November 2009. 

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