Mike Green (footballer born 1989)

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For the other English footballer born in 1989, who also played for Eastleigh, see Mike Green (goalkeeper).
Mike Green
Personal information
Full name Michael Green
Date of birth (1989-05-12) 12 May 1989 (age 25)[1]
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Full back
Club information
Current team
Eastleigh
Youth career
Brockenhurst
Christchurch
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Eastleigh 0 (0)
2009–2011 Totton 32 (1)
2011 Port Vale 4 (0)
2011 Eastleigh (loan) 5 (1)
2011– Eastleigh 98 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 27 April 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Michael "Mike" Green (born 12 May 1989) is an English footballer who plays as a full back for Conference Premier club Eastleigh. He played non-league football for Brockenhurst, Christchurch, Eastleigh, and Totton, before he was signed to Port Vale in July 2011. With Totton he won the Southern League Division One South & West in 2010–11 and twice lifted the Hampshire Senior Cup. He was loaned back to Eastleigh in October 2011, and the deal was made permanent a month later. He helped the club to the Conference South title in 2013–14.

Playing career[edit]

Green began his career with Brockenhurst and Christchurch, working under Graham Kemp, before moving to Conference South club Eastleigh for a trial in summer 2009.[2][3] He won a contract at the club after impressing in pre-season friendlies and the South West Challenge Cup, but did not play a competitive game for the club.[3] Instead he joined Totton on loan in August 2009 in order to gain experience,[4][5] before the deal was later made permanent for a £7,500 fee.[3]

He played 46 games in 2009–10, scoring once against Bishop's Cleeve, and winning two-man of the match awards, as Totton finished second in the Southern Football League Division One South & West.[6] He also played in the defeat to Cirencester Town in the play-off semi-finals.[6] The 2010–11 campaign would be one of the most successful in the club's history, as they topped the division after finishing just two points ahead of Sholing.[7] In May 2011 he won the Hampshire Senior Cup with Totton, following a 3–1 victory over Sholing at St Mary's Stadium.[8]

Green had trials with Reading, Millwall,[9] and Wycombe Wanderers,[10] before he was signed as a 22-year old by Micky Adams' League Two side Port Vale in July 2011.[11][12] He described the move into professional football as "a dream come true".[13] He made his debut on the opening day of the 2011–12 season, as Vale drew 2–2 with Crawley Town at Vale Park.[14] He played four further games, before he returned to Eastleigh on a one month emergency loan deal on 20 October.[15] He made his debut two days later, and scored in 3–0 win over Welling United, also picking up the man of the match award.[16] As his loan spell was coming to an end, it was revealed that Green had asked to have his Port Vale contract terminated so that he could move closer to his family, and the club 'reluctantly agreed' to his request.[17] He played 24 league games for Eastleigh in 2011–12, as the club posted a mid-table finish. They reached the play-offs in the 2012–13 season, with Green playing 37 league games, before being knocked out at the semi-final stage after a penalty shoot-out defeat to Dover Athletic at the Crabble Athletic Ground. He made 45 appearances in the 2013–14 campaign as Eastleigh won promotion as divisional champions.

Statistics[edit]

As of 27 April 2014.
Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Other[18] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2009–10 Eastleigh Conference South 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10[6] Totton Southern League 32 1 2 0 0 0 12 0 46 1
2010–11 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Total ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
2011–12[19] Port Vale League Two 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Total 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
2011–12[20][21] Eastleigh Conference South 24 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 28 1
2012–13[21] 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 0
2013–14[21] 42 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 45 0
Total 103 1 0 0 0 0 7 0 110 1
Notes

Honours[edit]

with Totton
with Eastleigh

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Name: Mike Green". port-vale.co.uk. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Eastleigh v Southampton". Eastleigh FC. 4 July 2009. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Gee, Wendy (21 October 2011). "Green's back at Eastleigh on loan". Daily Echo. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Gee, Wendy (25 August 2009). "Michael Green heading to AFC Totton while Mike Gosney leaves on loan". Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  5. ^ Gee, Wendy (25 August 2009). "Green is Totton bound". The Daily Echo. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c "Michael Green". pitchero.com. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  7. ^ Gee, Wendy (26 May 2011). "Ritchie so proud as Totton do the double". Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Hampshire FA Senior Cup Final 2011". afctotton.com. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  9. ^ Gee, Wendy (11 April 2011). "Now Millwall take a look at Green". Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Totton winger a step closer to Football League". Southern Daily Echo. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "Four New Players Agree Deals". port-vale.co.uk. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  12. ^ "Port Vale agree deals with Sheffield United duo". BBC Sport. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  13. ^ "Mike Green eager to grasp opportunity at Port Vale". BBC Sport. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  14. ^ "Port Vale 2 – 2 Crawley Town". BBC Sport. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  15. ^ Questier, Joe (20 October 2011). "Green's Eastleigh Move". port-vale.co.uk. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  16. ^ Montigue, Jamie (22 October 2011). "Spitfires cruise to victory over high-flying Wings". Eastleigh FC. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  17. ^ "Green Leaves Club". port-vale.co.uk. 17 November 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  18. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Football League Trophy.
  19. ^ "Games played by Mike Green in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  20. ^ "Eastleigh appearances". Eastleigh FC. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  21. ^ a b c "Statistics". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 

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