Mick Darrell

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Mick Darrell
Personal information
Full name Michael Alan Darrell
Date of birth (1947-01-14) 14 January 1947 (age 71)
Place of birth Bilston, England
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1962–1965 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1971 Birmingham City 16 (2)
1970 Newport County (loan) 8 (0)
1970–1971 Gillingham (loan) 21 (1)
1971–1973 Peterborough United 42 (6)
1973–1974 Bilston
1974–19?? Darlaston
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Michael Alan Darrell (born 14 January 1947), commonly known as Mick or Mike Darrell, is an English former professional footballer who made more than 100 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham City, Newport County, Gillingham and Peterborough United.[1] He played as a midfielder.

Darrell was born in Bilston, Staffordshire. When he left school in 1962 he joined Birmingham City as an apprentice, turning professional two-and-a-half years later.[2] He made his debut as an 18-year-old, scoring in a 5–1 defeat at Bury in the Second Division on 16 October 1965. He started the next five games, in the absence of Geoff Vowden and Malcolm Beard,[3] but over the next five years he appeared only occasionally for Birmingham, mainly as substitute,[4] and spent periods on loan at Newport County and Gillingham. In 1971 Darrell joined Peterborough United of the Fourth Division.[2] After 42 league games[1] he returned to the Black Country to play for Bilston and Darlaston in the West Midlands (Regional) League.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mike Darrell". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 81. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ Matthews, p. 201.
  4. ^ Matthews, pp. 202–206.