Mike Hellawell

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Mike Hellawell
Personal information
Full name Michael Stephen Hellawell[1]
Date of birth (1938-06-30) 30 June 1938 (age 79)[1]
Place of birth Keighley, England
Playing position Outside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1957 Queens Park Rangers 45 (7)
1957–1965 Birmingham City 178 (30)
1965–1966 Sunderland 44 (2)
1966–1968 Huddersfield Town 46 (1)
1968–1969 Peterborough United 9 (0)
1969–1971 Bromsgrove Rovers
National team
1962 England 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Michael Stephen Hellawell (born 30 June 1938) is a former professional footballer who made 322 appearances in the Football League and played twice for England.

Life and career[edit]

Hellawell was born in Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire.[1] He and his brother John, who also played football professionally, attended St Bede's Grammar School in Bradford.[2] Hellawell signed for Queens Park Rangers in August 1955 from Salts, a small non-League club from Saltaire, and made his debut in the home match against Exeter City on 25 February 1956.[3] He was selected to play for the Third Division South representative team against the Northern Section in April 1957.[4] He played 45 games in the Football League for Rangers[1] before being transferred to Birmingham City in 1957.[4]

While with Birmingham he played in the 1961 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Final, won the League Cup in 1963,[4] and won his two full caps for England, against France and Northern Ireland in 1962.[5] After eight years at Birmingham he went on to play league football for Sunderland, Huddersfield Town and Peterborough United and non-league football for Bromsgrove Rovers.[6]

Hellawell also showed promise as a cricket all-rounder for Warwickshire, for whom he played one first-class match.[7]


Birmingham City[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Mike Hellawell". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 19 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "Old Boys' Jottings" (PDF). St Bede's Magazine. St Bede's Grammar School: 42. June 1963. 
  3. ^ Macey, Gordon (1999). The Official History of Queens Park Rangers Football Club. London: Queens Park Rangers FC. ISBN 0-9536367-0-4. 
  4. ^ a b c d Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 96. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  5. ^ "Mike Hellawell". England Football Online. 26 February 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2018. 
  6. ^ "Mike Hellawell". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 2 August 2008. 
  7. ^ "Mike Hellawell". CricketArchive. Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2015.