MICK MILLS



Full Name: Michael Dennis Mills

Dob: 04-01-1949

Pob: Godalming, Surrey, GB

Position: Full Back

Era: Professional

Club Appearance Record

SeasonTot AppsTot Goals
1965-66 2 0
1966-67 24(1) 0
1967-68 11(2) 0
1968-69 36(1) 2
1969-70 44 4
1970-71 50 2
1971-72 38 0
1972-73 54 0
1973-74 57 3
1974-75 56 2
1975-76 50 1
1976-77 42 0
1977-78 48 8
1978-79 55 3
1979-80 46 2
1980-81 54 0
1981-82 55 3
1982-83 15 0
TOTALS 737(4) 30

Career Appearance Record

ClubDate SignedDate LeftFee
Portsmouth - Summer 1965 Youth Team
Ipswich Town August 1965 November 1965 On Trial
Ipswich Town November 1965 November 1982 Youth Team
Southampton November 1982 June 1985 £50,000
Stoke City July 1985 June 1987 -

(10) Comments

  • lee scrivener Tuesday 23-12-2014

    Mick played in the same itfc youth team as my father Maurice scrivener alongside Colin Viljeon although my father was a year older than those but still catches up with Mick at Portman road with ian collard

  • Is set to receive an honorary doctorate from University College Suffolk at a ceremony this Thursday (24 October 2013)



  • Awarded the MBE for services to football in January 1984

  • Mills turned down various moves away from Portman Road before settling on a transfer to Southampton in November 1982. In 1981 Sunderland failed to coax him to Roker Park as player-assistant manager (a move that could have netted Town £150,000), Leicester failed in a bid to sign him at the start of the 82-83 season, and a player-manager role at Third Division Reading (were close friend Jonathan Crisp and others were bidding to make a takeover) failed to materialise.

  • Archivist`s Assistant Saturday 16-05-2009

    The Early Years: Pompey disbanded their youth team in the summer of 1965 and Mills arrived at Ipswich on 1st August, the same day Colin Viljoen arrived - what a momentous day for the Club, although I`m sure they didn`t realise it at the time! Mills was 16 1/2 at the time, a tender age to be moving up to Suffolk. Too young then to be signed as a pro, and only did so (February 1966) shortly after his 17th birthday (January 1966). That really does make him "one of ours", as in developed by the Ipswich youth team!

  • Anorak`s Assistant Monday 11-05-2009

    ...and if we add youth appearances too, the number of appearances goes even higher. Mick made his youth debut on 21st August 1965, at right-half, on the opening day of the South East Counties League, against Arsenal. He made around 40-odd appearances in the youth team during his early time at Portman Road. His record just keeps getting more and more impressive!

  • Anorak`s Assistant Saturday 18-04-2009

    In addition to the 741 games he played for the First team, Mick also played in 61 Reserve games for Ipswich, making his debut as a 16-year-old at right-back against Chelsea in a 6-1 defeat in September 1965 in which Peter Osgood scored a hat-trick. In total, then, Mick appeared in Ipswich colours over 800 times!

  • his sister used to work with my mum in the late 1970s.i am sure i met him,but it was a long time ago.he did sign a ipswich 1977-78 team photo for me.a real gentleman

  • he is my uncle and i am his number 1 fan i wish to folow him in his footsteps

  • Mick went to Moss Lane Primary School in Godalming where I think he was known as Mocker. Always kicking a tennis ball around, a game usually started before school in the playground and then continued through out the "Playtimes" during the day. We were in Mr Orchard's class together where, sometimes his punishment for mucking around, was to be sat next to me - if I didn't help him with his sums then I would be told to watch out after school. We had great school footie side with Mick as a forward, I remember playing left back in a game where we beat the other side Busbridge by 26 - nil. Glad that he had such a successful career because football was his passion.

Contract Info

  • Mick Mills joined Ipswich Town from Portsmouth in August 1965 - On A 3 Month Trial ( Until November 1965 )

    He joined Ipswich Town from Portsmouth in November 1965 as an Apprentice.

    He signed a Professional Contract with Ipswich Town in January 1966 - The Professional Contract Period Is Unknown.

    He joined Southampton from Ipswich Town in November 1982- For A Fee Of £50,000 + The Contract, Period Is Unknown.

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