Mike Small (footballer)

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Mike Small
Personal information
Full name Michael Anthony Small
Date of birth (1962-03-02) 2 March 1962 (age 55)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Bromsgrove Rovers
1981–1983 Luton Town 4 (0)
1982–1983 Peterborough United (loan) 4 (1)
1983–1985 Go Ahead Eagles 54 (19)
1985 Standard Liege 25 (2)
1986 NAC Breda (loan) 23 (2)
1986–1987 Go Ahead Eagles 24 (3)
1987–1988 Vitesse Arnhem 26 (12)
1988–1990 PAOK 31 (9)
1990–1991 Brighton & Hove Albion 39 (13)
1991–1993 West Ham United 49 (13)
1993–1994 Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan) 3 (1)
1994 Charlton Athletic (loan) 2 (0)
1994 BK Hacken 4 (0)
1994 Stevenage Borough
1994–1995 Sligo Rovers
1998–199? Derry City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Michael Anthony "Mike" Small (born 2 March 1962 in Birmingham) is an English former footballer.

Small began his professional career with Luton Town and made three substitute appearances for them in 1981–82 After a stint on loan at Peterborough United, Small played in Belgium with Standard Liège, the Netherlands with Vitesse Arnhem, NAC Breda and Go Ahead Eagles, and in Greece with PAOK. Small spent the 1990–91 season at Second Division side Brighton & Hove Albion and scored 21 goals, a total which made him the club's top scorer,[1] helping them to reach the play-off final. He joined West Ham United of the First Division in 1991 for a fee of £400,000. He made his debut against Luton on 17 August 1991 and scored 18 goals in his first season, but couldn't prevent the club being relegated, and found himself returning to the Second Division. Small received a red card in the first game of the 1992–93 season and, with competition from Trevor Morley and recent arrival Clive Allen, rarely featured after that. He played his last game for West Ham against Notts County on 13 March 1993.[2] Towards the end of his Hammers contract, Small spent time on loan to Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he scored against Sunderland, and also with Charlton Athletic in 1993–94. Small went into non-league management at Haringey Borough of the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division before going on to co-manage Kingsbury Town of the Isthmian League with Clasford Stirling. He joined the management team at Waltham Forest in late 2007,[3] only to depart at the turn of the year after a disagreement with the club's chairman.


  1. ^ Carder, Tim & Harris, Roger (1997). Albion A–Z: A Who's Who of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Hove: Goldstone Books. p. 338. ISBN 0-9521337-1-7. 
  2. ^ Welcome to the Wonderful World of West Ham United Statistics Mike Small
  3. ^ Lyons, John (2 December 2007). "Cofie Keeps The Forest Flourishing". The Non-League Paper. Retrieved 22 March 2008. 

External links[edit]

  • Hogg, Tony (2005). Who's Who of West Ham United. Profile Sports Media. p. 189. ISBN 1-903135-50-8.