|Full name||Harold Michael England|
|Date of birth||2 December 1941|
|Place of birth||Holywell, Flintshire, Wales|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|1975–1976||→ Cardiff City (loan)||40||(1)|
|1979–1980||Cleveland Force (indoor)||11||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Holywell, Wales, Mike England was a tall commanding centre-half, who could also play effectively as a centre-forward. He played for Blackburn Rovers, Tottenham Hotspur, Cardiff, and for the Wales national team. At Spurs he won the inaugural 1972 UEFA Cup Final and was runner up in the same competition 2 years later; his goal in the first leg of the 1974 final unable to win the cup a second time for Spurs. England played in the North American Soccer League with the Seattle Sounders from 1975 to 1979. He retired as a player in 1979 after playing eleven games for the Cleveland Force of the Major Indoor Soccer League. He scored an unusual "hat-trick" in 1974, two own-goals and one goal to Burnley net.
He managed the Wales national team from March 1980 to February 1988. In his first match in May 1980, Wales beat England 4–1 at Wrexham. Under his managership Wales came close to qualifying for several tournaments, most notably the 1986 World Cup. In the qualifying group Wales were drawn alongside Scotland, Spain and Iceland. They started with a 1-0 defeat away to Iceland before beating them in the return match at Cardiff. A 3-0 defeat away to Spain was followed by a 1-0 win against Scotland at Hampden and a 3-0 drubbing of Spain at Wrexham with Mark Hughes scoring a spectacular bicycle kick. That set up a final group match against Scotland which Wales had to win to qualify for the finals. A 1–1 draw was enough for Scotland, but their much loved manager Jock Stein had a heart attack in the dugout next to Mike England, and died shortly after. England was sacked as Wales manager on 3 February 1988 after failing to qualify for the 1988 European Championships. That was to be the final job he would ever have in football. He later managed a nursing home in North Wales, and then owned two nursing homes and ran his own timber business.
England was awarded an MBE for services to Welsh football in 1986.
- Wales national football team (1979–1987)
- Wales Under 23- 11 appearances
- F.A. Cup winner – 1967
- League Cup Winner 1971 and 1973
- UEFA Cup Winner 1972
- "Spurs Legend – Mike England". Tottenham Hotspur. Retrieved 26 May 2010.
- Hugman,B,J, (Ed)The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005 (2005) p195 ISBN 1-85291-665-6
- "Kid cap'n Aaron up to Speed". 25 March 2011.
- "BBC SPORT - Football - Internationals - Yesterday's men".
- "The Mike England interview".
- Mike England at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
- Spurs legend
- 1976 Seattle Sounders player profile[permanent dead link]
- 1979 Sounders profile – with stats
- American stats
| Cardiff City captain