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Harold Michael England, MBE[1] (born 2 December 1941) is a Welsh former footballer and manager.[2]

Mike England
Personal information
Full name Harold Michael England
Date of birth (1941-12-02) 2 December 1941 (age 77)
Place of birth Holywell, Flintshire, Wales
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1966 Blackburn Rovers 165 (21)
1966–1975 Tottenham Hotspur 300 (14)
1975–1979 Seattle Sounders 106 (6)
1975–1976Cardiff City (loan) 40 (1)
1979–1980 Cleveland Force (indoor) 11 (0)
Total 622 (42)
National team
1962–1974 Wales 44 (4)
Teams managed
1980–1988 Wales
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Playing careerEdit

England was overtaken as the youngest Wales permanent captain by Aaron Ramsey in 2011.[citation needed]

Management careerEdit

He managed the Wales national team from March 1980 to February 1988. England was sacked as Wales manager on 3 February 1988 after failing to qualify for the 1988 European Championships. 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.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Spurs Legend – Mike England". Tottenham Hotspur. Retrieved 26 May 2010.
  2. ^ Hugman, B, J, (Ed) The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005 (2005) p195 ISBN 1-85291-665-6
  3. ^ "Football - Internationals - Yesterday's men". BBC Sport.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Phil Dwyer
Cardiff City captain
1975–1976
Succeeded by
Richie Morgan