Bert Mitchell

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Bert Mitchell
Personal information
Full name Albert James Mitchell[1]
Date of birth (1922-01-22)22 January 1922[1]
Place of birth Stoke-on-Trent, England[1]
Date of death April 1997 (aged 75)[1]
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Burslem Albion
1941–1948 Stoke City 10 (2)
1948 Blackburn Rovers 3 (0)
1948–1949 Kettering Town
1949–1951 Northampton Town 81 (21)
1951–1954 Luton Town 106 (41)
1954–1956 Middlesbrough 50 (6)
1956–1957 Southport 16 (3)
Wellington Town
Kidderminster Harriers
Stafford Rangers
Total 266 (73)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Albert James "Bert" Mitchell (born 22 January 1922 – April 1997) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Blackburn Rovers, Luton Town, Middlesbrough, Northampton Town, Southport and Stoke City.[1]

Career[edit]

Mitchell began his career with local side Burslem Albion, before joining Stoke City where he played four times in 1946–47 scoring twice against Middlesbrough and then featured six times in 1947–48.[1] After two years at the Victoria Ground Mitchell had a short spell with Blackburn Rovers before joining Kettering Town.[1] Northampton Town was his next club, as he signed for them in 1949. After 81 league appearances, Mitchell signed for Luton Town, where he spent three seasons before transferring to Middlesbrough early on in the 1954–55 season. After two years at Ayresome Park, he moved on to Southport, Wellington Town, Kidderminster Harriers, and Stafford Rangers.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Bert Mitchell profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 1946–47 First Division 4 2 0 0 4 2
1947–48 First Division 6 0 0 0 6 0
Blackburn Rovers 1947–48 First Division 3 0 0 0 3 0
Northampton Town 1949–50 Third Division South 37 14 7 6 44 20
1950–51 Third Division South 44 7 2 2 46 9
Luton Town 1951–52 Second Division 41 16 6 1 47 17
1952–53 Second Division 33 12 3 1 36 13
1953–54 Second Division 30 12 4 0 34 12
1954–55 Second Division 2 1 0 0 2 1
Middlesbrough 1954–55 Second Division 31 5 0 0 31 5
1955–56 Second Division 19 1 2 0 21 1
Southport 1956–57 Third Division North 16 3 1 0 17 3
Career Total 266 73 52 10 278 83

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.