Ally Mitchell

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Ally Mitchell
Personal information
Full name Alistair Robert Mitchell
Date of birth (1968-02-03) 3 February 1968 (age 49)
Place of birth Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Attacking midfield
Youth career
0000–1988 Ballingry Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 East Fife 87 (23)
1991–2003 Kilmarnock 363 (45)
2003 St Mirren 12 (0)
2003–2006 Brechin City 74 (2)
2006–2007 East Fife 3 (0)
2007–2008 Lochore Welfare
Teams managed
2007–2008 Lochore Welfare
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Alistair Robert "Ally" Mitchell (born 3 February 1968) is a Scottish retired professional footballer. He was a versatile utility player who excelled in the attacking midfield position.[1] He is nicknamed "Bully" and is 5'7" tall.[2]

Career[edit]

Playing career[edit]

Mitchell signed for East Fife from Ballingry Rovers in 1988, and in three seasons made 87 league appearances, scoring 23 goals.[3] Mitchell moved from East Fife to Kilmarnock in July 1991 for a fee of £100,000.[1] In 12 years at Kilmarnock, Mitchell made 363 league appearances, scoring 45 goals.[4] He is perhaps best remembered for scoring a match-winning goal for Kilmarnock against Rangers at Ibrox Stadium that effectively handed the 1997–98 league championship to Celtic, and thereby stopped Rangers' attempt to win ten league titles in succession.[5]

After leaving Kilmarnock in January 2003,[6] Mitchell enjoyed a 12-game spell with St Mirren,[7] before signing for Brechin City in June 2003.[2] In three seasons with Brechin, Mitchell made 74 league appearances, scoring 2 goals.[8] In July 2006 Mitchell re-signed for East Fife, and made 3 league appearances in his one season there.[3]

Management career[edit]

Mitchell later became player-manager for Lochore Welfare.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Do You Remember?...Ally Mitchell 1991-2003". Killie FC.com. Archived from the original on 8 November 2006. Retrieved 3 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Steven Mew (14 April 2004). "Ally Mitchell". Brechin City Mad. Retrieved 3 March 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "EAST FIFE : 1946/47 - 2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 3 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "KILMARNOCK : 1946/47 - 2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Archived from the original on 2 March 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2009. 
  5. ^ Rangers 0 Kilmarnock 1, Sporting Life.
  6. ^ a b Stuart Gillespie (14 May 2004). "Ally Mitchell". St Mirren Mad. Retrieved 3 March 2009. 
  7. ^ "St Mirren: 1946/47 - 2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 3 March 2009. 
  8. ^ "BRECHIN CITY : 1954/55 - 2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 3 March 2009. 

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