Neil Mitchell (footballer)

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Neil Mitchell
Personal information
Full name Neil Nicholas Mitchell
Date of birth (1974-11-07) 7 November 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Lytham St Annes, Englan
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1996 Blackpool 67 (8)
1995 Rochdale (loan) 4 (0)
1996 Southport (loan) ? (?)
1996–1998 Macclesfield Town 5 (0)
1998–1999 Morecambe ? (?)
1999–2004 Chorley ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Neil Nicholas Mitchell (born 7 November 1974) is an English former professional footballer.

Playing career[edit]

Mitchell, a central midfielder, began his career as a trainee with Blackpool in 1991. He remained at Bloomfield Road for five years, making 67 league appearances and scoring eight goals. He was sent on loan to Rochdale in the 1995–96 season where he made his debut on 9 December 1995 against Doncaster Rovers and made four appearances.[1] In March 1996 he joined Southport on loan.

He signed for Sammy McIlroy's Macclesfield Town, who were then in the Conference in August 1996. The Silkmen won promotion to the Football League that season. However, after playing just five games for Macclesfield in two years, Mitchell moved back to the Lancashire coast with Morecambe, then in the Conference, on 9 February 1998. He also went on to play for Northern Premier League club Chorley.[2]

Post-retirement[edit]

Now retired from professional football Mitchell lives back on the Fylde coast where he coaches football at local schools with the YMCA, and also helps run Youth football tournaments each year. [3]

He also plays Sunday League football, for Bloomfield Veterans FC, in the Blackpool & Fylde Sunday League Alliance Division One, since July 2004,[4] along with fellow former Blackpool player, Andy Gouck.[5][6] Mitchell also ran a successful 7-a-side league on a Monday night for many years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "On This Day". Rochdale A.F.C. 17 November 2004. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 
  2. ^ "Non League Soccer: Chorley 3 Farsley Celtic 0". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 28 December 1999. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 
  3. ^ "The Organisers". Ian Mitchell Sports. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 
  4. ^ "Neil Mitchell player profile". Bloomfield Veterans FC. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 
  5. ^ "Andy Gouck player profile". Bloomfield Veterans FC. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 
  6. ^ "Veteran Gouck sees off Seniors ... again". Blackpool Gazette. 6 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 

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