John Mansfield (footballer)

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John Mansfield
Personal information
Full name John Vincent Mansfield[1]
Date of birth (1946-09-13) 13 September 1946 (age 71)[1]
Place of birth Colchester, England[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Colchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1969 Colchester United 34 (3)
Brentwood Town
Chelmsford City
Total 34 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Vincent Mansfield (born 13 September 1946) is an English former footballer who played in the Football League as a midfielder for Colchester United.

Career[edit]

Born in Colchester, Mansfield signed for hometown club Colchester United as an apprentice,[1] breaking into the first team in 1964 the day before his 18th birthday on 12 September in a 3–0 defeat to Brentford at Layer Road.[2] He scored his first goal for the club on 10 May 1966 in a 1–0 victory at Southport.[3]

Mansfield was involved in 34 Football League games between his debut in 1964 and his final game in 1968,[4] a 1–0 home defeat to Workington in the League Cup on 4 September.[5] He had scored three goals for the club[4] with his final goal scored on 3 December 1966 in a 4–0 away win against Darlington.[6]

After leaving Colchester following his final appearance, he went on to join non-league outfits Brentwood Town and Chelmsford City.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Colchester United – Player profile". Coludata.co.uk. Archived from the original on 7 July 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Colchester United – Match details – Colchester Utd 0–3 Brentford". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Colchester United – Match details – Southport 0–1 Colchester Utd". Coludata.co.uk. Archived from the original on 7 July 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "COLCHESTER UNITED:1950/51–1989/90 & 1992/93–2011/12". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Colchester United – Match details – Colchester Utd 0–1 Workington". Coludata.co.uk. Archived from the original on 7 July 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Colchester United – Match details – Darlington 0–4 Colchester Utd". Coludata.co.uk. Archived from the original on 7 July 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013.