Mike Green (footballer, born May 1989)

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For the other English footballer born in 1989, who also played for Eastleigh, see Mike Green (goalkeeper).
Mike Green
Personal information
Full name Michael James Green[1]
Date of birth (1989-05-12) 12 May 1989 (age 27)[2]
Place of birth Southampton, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[2]
Playing position Full back
Club information
Current team
Eastleigh
Number 3
Youth career
Brockenhurst
Christchurch
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Eastleigh 0 (0)
2009–2011 Totton 68 (1)
2011 Port Vale 4 (0)
2011 Eastleigh (loan) 5 (1)
2011–2017 Eastleigh 193 (3)
2017- Eastleigh 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 10 February 2017 (UTC).

Michael James Green (born 12 May 1989) is an English footballer who plays as a full back for National League club Eastleigh in February 2017. He played non-league football for Brockenhurst, Christchurch, Eastleigh, and Totton, before he was signed to Port Vale in July 2011. With Totton he won the Southern League Division One South & West in 2010–11 and twice lifted the Hampshire Senior Cup. He was loaned back to Eastleigh in October 2011, and the deal was made permanent a month later. He helped the club to the Conference South title in 2013–14.

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Green began his career with Brockenhurst and Christchurch, working under Graham Kemp, before moving to Conference South club Eastleigh for a trial in summer 2009.[3][4] He won a contract at the club after impressing in pre-season friendlies and the South West Challenge Cup, but did not play a competitive game for the club.[4] Instead he joined Totton on loan in August 2009 in order to gain experience,[5][6] before the deal was later made permanent for a £7,500 fee.[4]

He played 46 games in 2009–10, scoring once against Bishop's Cleeve, and winning two-man of the match awards, as Totton finished second in the Southern Football League Division One South & West.[7] He also played in the defeat to Cirencester Town in the play-off semi-finals.[7] The 2010–11 campaign would be one of the most successful in the club's history, as they topped the division after finishing just two points ahead of Sholing.[8] In May 2011 he won the Hampshire Senior Cup with Totton, following a 3–1 victory over Sholing at St Mary's Stadium.[9]

Port Vale[edit]

Green had trials with Reading, Millwall,[10] and Wycombe Wanderers,[11] before he was signed as a 22-year-old by Micky Adams' League Two side Port Vale in July 2011.[12][13] He described the move into professional football as "a dream come true".[14] He made his debut on the opening day of the 2011–12 season, as Vale drew 2–2 with Crawley Town at Vale Park.[15] He played four further games, before he returned to Eastleigh on a one-month emergency loan deal on 20 October.[16]

Eastleigh[edit]

He made his Eastleigh debut on 22 October 2011, scoring in 3–0 win over Welling United, also picking up the man of the match award.[17] As his loan spell was coming to an end, it was revealed that Green had asked to have his Port Vale contract terminated so that he could move closer to his family, and the club 'reluctantly agreed' to his request.[18] He played 24 league games for Eastleigh in 2011–12, as the club posted a mid-table finish. They reached the play-offs in the 2012–13 season, with Green playing 37 league games, before being knocked out at the semi-final stage after a penalty shoot-out defeat to Dover Athletic at the Crabble Athletic Ground. He made 45 appearances in the 2013–14 campaign as Eastleigh won promotion as divisional champions.

He scored three goals in 34 league games in the 2014–15 season to help the "Spitfires" to secure a place in the Conference Premier play-offs. He played 39 games in the 2014–15 campaign, as Eastleigh reached the play-off semi-finals, where they lost out to Grimsby Town.[19] He made 38 appearances in the 2015–16 campaign, as Eastleigh finished in seventh place, five points outside the play-off places. He was released by new manager Martin Allen on 10 February 2017.[20] However he then returned to the club just 12 days later after Allen was sacked and replaced by Richard Hill.[21]

Statistics[edit]

As of 10 February 2017.
Club Season Division League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Eastleigh 2009–10 Conference South 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totton 2009–10[7] Southern League 32 1 2 0 0 0 12 0 46 1
2010–11 Southern League
Total 68 1 2 0 0 0 12 0 82 1
Port Vale 2011–12[22] League Two 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Eastleigh 2011–12[23][24] Conference South 24 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 28 1
2012–13[24] Conference South 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 0
2013–14[24] Conference South 42 0 0 0 0 0 3[a] 0 45 0
2014–15[24] Conference Premier 35 3 3 0 0 0 1[a] 0 39 3
2015–16[24] National League 34 0 2 0 0 0 2[a] 0 38 0
2016–17[24] National League 26 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 32 0
Total 198 4 11 0 0 0 10 0 219 4
Total[b] 270 5 13 0 1 0 22 0 306 5
  1. ^ a b c Appearance/s in the FA Trophy.
  2. ^ Statistics for Brockenhurst and Christchurch and the 2010–11 season not recorded.

Honours[edit]

with Totton
with Eastleigh

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mike Green". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Name: Mike Green". port-vale.co.uk. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Eastleigh v Southampton". Eastleigh FC. 4 July 2009. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c Gee, Wendy (21 October 2011). "Green's back at Eastleigh on loan". Daily Echo. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Gee, Wendy (25 August 2009). "Michael Green heading to AFC Totton while Mike Gosney leaves on loan". Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  6. ^ Gee, Wendy (25 August 2009). "Green is Totton bound". The Daily Echo. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c "Michael Green". pitchero.com. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  8. ^ Gee, Wendy (26 May 2011). "Ritchie so proud as Totton do the double". Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Hampshire FA Senior Cup Final 2011". afctotton.com. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  10. ^ Gee, Wendy (11 April 2011). "Now Millwall take a look at Green". Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "Totton winger a step closer to Football League". Southern Daily Echo. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  12. ^ "Four New Players Agree Deals". port-vale.co.uk. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  13. ^ "Port Vale agree deals with Sheffield United duo". BBC Sport. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  14. ^ "Mike Green eager to grasp opportunity at Port Vale". BBC Sport. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  15. ^ "Port Vale 2 – 2 Crawley Town". BBC Sport. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  16. ^ Questier, Joe (20 October 2011). "Green's Eastleigh Move". port-vale.co.uk. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  17. ^ Montigue, Jamie (22 October 2011). "Spitfires cruise to victory over high-flying Wings". Eastleigh FC. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  18. ^ "Green Leaves Club". port-vale.co.uk. 17 November 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  19. ^ "Grimsby 3 - 0 Eastleigh". BBC Sport. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  20. ^ James, Kieran (9 February 2017). "Michael Green departs Eastleigh". Eastleigh News. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  21. ^ Gee, Wendy (22 February 2017). "Title-winning manager returns to Eastleigh - and so does Greener!". Daily Echo. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Mike Green in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  23. ^ "Eastleigh appearances". Eastleigh FC. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  24. ^ a b c d e f "Statistics". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 August 2013.