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Mike England

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Gender Male
Age 80
Date of birth December 2,1941
Zodiac sign Sagittarius
Born Holywell
United Kingdom
Height 188 (cm)
Job Footballer
Position Defender
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Mike England Life story

Harold Michael England MBE, commonly known as Mike England, is a Welsh former footballer and manager.

Harold Michael England MBE, commonly known as Mike England, is a Welsh former footballer and manager.

Playing career

Playing as a Centre Back or central defender, he began his career at Blackburn Rovers in 1959 before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in July 1966, ultimately winning four major trophies: the FA Cup in 1967, the UEFA Europa League in 1972, and the League Cup in 1971 and 1973.

England made 49 international appearances for Wales over twelve years, scoring 4 goals. He was the youngest ever Wales permanent captain for many years, until superseded by Aaron Ramsey in 2011.

Management career

He later managed the Wales national team from March 1980 to February 1988. His reign as manager was marked by a series of frustrations, as a team of limited resources, but with talented players such as Neville Southall, Ian Rush, Mark Hughes, and Mickey Thomas, very narrowly missed out on qualification to a series of major tournaments, including the 1982, and 1986 FIFA World Cups. Perhaps most agonisingly, Wales only missed out on qualification for the 1984 UEFA European Championship by minutes when an injury-time winning goal by Ljubomir Radanović for Yugoslavia in the final game of qualifying group 4 against Bulgaria eliminated Wales.

England was sacked as Wales manager on 3 February 1988 after another initially promising attempt to qualify for the 1988 European Championships ended in failre. That was to be the final job he would ever have in football. He later managed a nursing home in North Wales, and then owned two nursing homes and ran his own timber business.

External links

Mike England at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database

Spurs legend

1976 Seattle Sounders player profile

1979 Sounders profile – with stats

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