Tyrone Mings

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Tyrone Mings
Tyrone Mings 2014.jpg
Mings playing for Ipswich Town in 2014
Personal information
Full name Tyrone Deon Mings[1]
Date of birth (1993-03-13) 13 March 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Bath, England
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
AFC Bournemouth
Number 26
Youth career
2001–2009 Southampton
2009–2011 Bristol Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Yate Town
2012 Chippenham Town 10 (0)
2012–2015 Ipswich Town 57 (1)
2015– AFC Bournemouth 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:26, 14 May 2018 (UTC)

Tyrone Deon Mings (born 13 March 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays for AFC Bournemouth as a left back or a centre-back. He made his debut, playing for Ipswich Town, on 4 May 2013.[3]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Bath, Somerset, to former non-league striker Adie Mings, Mings joined Southampton in 2001 as an eight-year-old, but was released in 2009 when the youth budget was axed.[4] After leaving Southampton, he attended Millfield school for two years on a football scholarship. After leaving school, Mings signed for non league side Yate Town. In the summer of 2012, he considered quitting football before eventually signing for his home town team Chippenham Town.[5]

Ipswich Town[edit]

Mings signed for Ipswich Town in 2013 after a short trial for a fee of £10,000 and an agreement for Ipswich to play a preseason game against Chippenham.[5] Mings made his debut for Ipswich on the last day of the 2012–13 season against Burnley. He went on into the 2013–14 season starting two more games due to the suspension of Aaron Cresswell. On 4 January 2014, Mings started an FA Cup tie against Preston North End at right back instead of his usual left back role.

Following Aaron Cresswell's transfer to West Ham United, Mings was handed the number 3 shirt. Because of this, Mings offered to purchase new shirts for two fans who had bought shirts with his old number 15 printed on the back.[6]

On transfer deadline day summer 2014, Mings was subject to a £3 million pound bid from Crystal Palace which was rejected by Ipswich. On 20 September 2014, Mings signed a new three-year contract with Ipswich.[7] On 10 October 2014, Mings won the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month Award for September.[8]

AFC Bournemouth[edit]

On 26 June 2015, Mings signed for newly promoted Premier League club AFC Bournemouth on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee, reported to be £8 million.[9]

Mings made his Premier League debut for Bournemouth on 29 August 2015 in a 1–1 draw with Leicester City. However, he suffered a knee injury six minutes after coming on as a half-time substitute.[10] On 3 September 2015, it was confirmed that Mings' injury would mean that he would be sidelined for between 9 and 12 months.[11] He made his comeback in a 3–0 defeat to Millwall in the third round of the FA Cup on 7 January 2017.[12]

On 8 March 2017, Mings was banned by the FA for five matches following an alleged stamp on Zlatan Ibrahimović in a match against Manchester United on the previous weekend.[13][14][15]

Personal life[edit]

Mings is the son of Adie Mings, a former striker with non-league Bath City and Gloucester City who currently works as a scout for Chelsea.[16] His father was assistant manager then manager at Chippenham Town, but became director of football shortly before Tyrone joined the club.

Off the field, Mings has gained a reputation for charitable and generous acts.[17] He spent Christmas Day 2013 feeding homeless people[18] and when he was given the number 3 shirt by Ipswich at the beginning of the 2014–15 season, he replaced the shirts of fans who had already bought ones with his old number on the back.[6]

Outside of football, Mings has a business interest in an interior design company[19] in Bournemouth,[20] where he serves as a director and investor.

International career[edit]

As well as being eligible for England, Mings could also declare for Barbados through his paternal grandparents;[21] his father received a call-up from Barbados, but declined.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 14 May 2018.[22]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ipswich Town 2012–13 Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14 16 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
2014–15 40 1 2 0 0 0 2[23] 0 44 1
Ipswich Total 57 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 63 1
AFC Bournemouth 2015–16 Premier League 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
2016–17 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
2017–18 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Career total 71 1 5 0 2 0 2 0 80 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018. 
  2. ^ "Tyrone Mings makes his mark at Ipswich on and off the pitch". Guardian. 24 December 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Burnley 2–0 Ipswich". BBC Sport. 4 May 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Football: Youngster Mings aims for England". This Is Wiltshire. 29 July 2010. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Stuart James. "Tyrone Mings makes his mark at Ipswich on and off the pitch". the Guardian. 
  6. ^ a b "Footballer Tyrone Mings vows 'to buy shirts for fans'". BBC News. 22 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "BBC Sport – Tyrone Mings: Ipswich Town defender signs new contract". BBC Sport. 
  8. ^ The Football League. "Ipswich Town full-back Tyrone Mings named Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month". football-league.co.uk. 
  9. ^ "Bournemouth sign defender Tyrone Mings from Ipswich for £8m". BBC Sport. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Bournemouth 1–1 Leicester". BBC Sport. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "Tyrone Mings: Bournemouth left-back's season over". BBC Sport. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  12. ^ MacInnes, Paul (9 January 2017). "Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe calls Jordon Ibe a 'disappointment'". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "Man United 1 Bournemouth 1". BBC Sport. 4 March 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  14. ^ "Tyrone Mings: Bournemouth defender to serve five-match ban". BBC Sport. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  15. ^ James, Stuart (8 March 2017). "Anger at Bournemouth as Tyrone Mings gets five-match ban for violent conduct". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  16. ^ "Tyrone Mings transfer: Why Chelsea hold an unusual advantage over Arsenal". Telegraph.co.uk. 6 December 2014. 
  17. ^ "Supporters Club Praise for Generous Mings". twtd.co.uk. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  18. ^ "Mings Spends Christmas Day Feeding Homeless". twtd.co.uk. 26 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "KTM Design". ktmdesign.co.uk. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2017. 
  20. ^ "KTM Design's Katie Thomas on the business she's set up with AFC Bournemouth player Tyrone Mings". dorsetecho.co.uk. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2017. 
  21. ^ https://www.twtd.co.uk/ipswich-town-news/23976/mings-could-be-towns-first-barbados-international/on-this-day
  22. ^ Tyrone Mings at Soccerbase
  23. ^ Both appearances in Championship play-offs

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