Mike Sutton (footballer)
|Full name||Michael John Sutton|
|Date of birth||5 October 1944|
|Place of birth||Norwich, England|
|Height||5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m)|
|c.1976–1984||Great Yarmouth Town|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Michael John Sutton (born 5 October 1944 in Norwich) is an English former professional footballer. He played in the Football League for three clubs. Two of his sons, Chris and John, have also played professionally.
Sutton began his career in his home city of Norwich with Norwich City, who he turned professional with in September 1962. He made more than 50 league appearances over the next five years and then joined Chester. This followed successful efforts by Chester manager Peter Hauser to persuade a disillusioned Sutton not to go ahead with his plans to quit football. Sutton played in all league games over the next three seasons (including one substitute appearance) before moving to Carlisle United for £10,000 at a time when Chester were in financial difficulties.
Unfortunately, Sutton was forced to retire from playing professional football two years later due to injury. Sutton then spent four years studying physical education and biology at Loughborough University and became a teacher at Hellesdon High School, in Norwich. He returned to football by playing for Great Yarmouth Town for eight years and became involved in coaching youngsters at Norwich City.
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- Chas Sumner (1997). On the Borderline: The Official History of Chester City 1885-1997. pp. stats section. ISBN 1-874427-52-6.
- Chas Sumner (1997). On the Borderline: The Official History of Chester City 1885-1997. p. 82. ISBN 1-874427-52-6.
- 'Player Memories', Chester City v. Crewe Alexandra matchday programme; 19 October 1993; pg. 24
- "Mike Sutton Player Profile". Drayton Cricket Club. Archived from the original on 2009-10-24. Retrieved 2008-02-07.