David Mitchell (footballer, born 1945)

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Dave Mitchell
Personal information
Full name David John Mitchell[1]
Date of birth (1945-08-24) 24 August 1945 (age 71)[1]
Place of birth Stoke-on-Trent, England[1]
Playing position Centre-forward
Youth career
Port Vale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1966 Port Vale 21 (4)
1966–1967 Ipswich Town 2 (0)
Total 23 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

David John "Dave" Mitchell (born 24 August 1945) is an English former footballer who played for Port Vale and Ipswich Town in the Football League in the 1960s.

Playing career[edit]

Mitchell graduated through the Port Vale youth team to sign professional forms under manager Freddie Steele in March 1964.[1] He scored four goals in 19 league and cup games in the 1964–65 season, as the "Valiants" were relegated out of the Third Division.[1] However, he played just five games in the 1965–66 season, scoring one goal in a 3–0 win over Lincoln City at Vale Park, as Vale struggled near the foot of the Fourth Division table under new boss Jackie Mudie.[1] He was given a free transfer in May 1966 and moved on to Ipswich Town.[1] He played just two Second Division games for Bill McGarry's "Blues" in the 1966–67 season, and left the Football League after departing Portman Road.

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from David Mitchell profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1964–65 Third Division 17 3 1 1 1 0 19 4
1965–66 Fourth Division 4 1 1 0 0 0 5 1
Total 21 4 2 1 1 0 24 5
Ipswich Town 1966–67 Second Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 23 4 2 1 1 1 26 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 201. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.