Mike Flanagan (footballer)
|Full name||Michael Flanagan|
|Date of birth||9 November 1952|
|Place of birth||Ilford, Essex, England|
|1978||→ New England Tea Men (loan)||28||(30)|
|1980–1982||Queens Park Rangers||78||(20)|
|2011–2012||Maldon & Tiptree|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Flanagan made his debut for Charlton Athletic in the 1971-72 season and formed a successful partnership with Derek Hales, although the pair were once sent off in an FA Cup tie for fighting with each other.
During the summer of 1978 Flanagan crossed the Atlantic and signed for the New England Tea Men of the NASL, and subsequently scored 30 goals in 28 league appearances. He also won the MVP award (Most Valuable Player) for the 1978 season.
In summer 1979 he joined Crystal Palace for £650,000 where he played 56 games scoring 8 goals. December 1980 saw him join Queens Park Rangers. He was capped three times by England 'B', scoring once. Whilst at QPR he played in the 1982 FA Cup Final.
Flanagan managed Gillingham from 1993 until 1995. He also had a spell as manager of Waterford United. He later became assistant manager of Margate, a post he left in July 2007. He was caretaker manager at Maldon & Tiptree from November 2011 until May 2012, and managed Brentwood Town between 2015 and 2016, a club where his son Adam has previously been manager.