Micky Block

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Micky Block
Micky Block, Brentford FC footballer, 1963.jpg
Block while with Brentford in 1963.
Personal information
Full name Michael John Block[1]
Date of birth (1940-01-28) 28 January 1940 (age 78)
Place of birth Ipswich, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Right winger
Youth career
1955–1957 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1962 Chelsea 37 (6)
1962–1966 Brentford 146 (30)
1966–1967 Watford 13 (2)
1967–1969 Chelmsford City
Total 196 (38)
National team
England Youth
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Michael "Micky" Block (born 28 January 1940) is an English former professional footballer who played as a right winger. Block made nearly 200 Football League appearances for Chelsea, Brentford and Watford over a 10-year period.[2]

Career[edit]

Born in Ipswich, Block began his career with in the youth team at Division One side Chelsea, appearing in the 1958 FA Youth Cup Final. Block progressed to the Chelsea first team, making 40 appearances and scoring six goals between 1957 and 1962.[3]

Block left Chelsea for Brentford for £5,000 in January 1962.[1] While with the Brentford, he was the provider of assists for many goals scored by the club's all-international frontline of Johnny Brooks, Billy McAdams and John Dick.[4] He later played for Watford,[5] before dropping into non-league football with Chelmsford City in 1967.[5]

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

Brentford

As an individual[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea 1957–58[3] First Division 20 4 0 0 20 4
1958–59[3] 13 1 2 0 1[a] 0 16 1
1959–60[3] 2 0 0 0 2 0
1960–61[3] 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1961–62[3] 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Total 37 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 40 6
Brentford 1961–62[6] Third Division 20 2 20 2
1962–63[6] Fourth Division 42 8 1 2 0 45 8
1963–64[6] Third Division 35 11 6 3 4 1 45 15
1964–65[6] 20 3 0 0 1 0 21 3
1965–66[6] 29 7 2 0 2 0 33 7
Total 146 30 9 0 9 0 164 30
Watford 1966–67[5] Third Division 13 2 0 0 0 0 13 2
Career total 196 38 11 0 9 0 1 0 217 38
  1. ^ Appearance in Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Haynes, Graham; Coumbe, Frank (2006). Timeless Bees: Brentford F.C. Who's Who 1920–2006. Harefield: Yore Publications. p. 22. ISBN 978-0955294914. 
  2. ^ "Micky Block". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Micky Block – Chelsea Player Profile – Stamford-Bridge.com The History of Chelsea FC". stamford-bridge.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Brentford Football Club Official Matchday Magazine versus Barnsley 11/03/06. 2006. p. 54. 
  5. ^ a b c "Watford Football Club archive 1881–2016 – Players – Battocchio to Bolton" (PDF). p. 16 December 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f White, Eric, ed. (1989). 100 Years Of Brentford. Brentford FC. pp. 386–388. ISBN 0951526200. 
  7. ^ a b Haynes, Graham (1998). A-Z Of Bees: Brentford Encyclopaedia. Yore Publications. p. 82. ISBN 1 874427 57 7.