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Mike England

Mike England

Clubs played for: Blackburn Rovers, Tottenham Hotspur, Seattle Sounders, Cardiff City (loan), Cleveland Force (indoor) (1959-1980)

Born: 1941

Birthplace: Holywell, Flintshire, Wales

Position: Defender

Biography: After a long successful career which saw him win 44 Welsh caps and star as a dominant feature in the Spurs side, England became manager of the Welsh national side in 1980. He held this post for eight years, during which time he was awarded the M.B.E. for services to Soccer. Became a businessman, owning residential homes in Rhyl and Colwyn Bay.(Won the UEFA Cup in 1972 and scored in the final two years later)

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England, Mike Mike was a star in the era when my Dad used to take me to Spurs as a boy. In adult life I was on a golf holiday at La Manga and Mike was playing in the game ahead of me. A really nice guy and so interesting to talk to. I hope he is still fit and well and enjoying his golf.
25-06-22 robin richman

England, Mike We would go up the Blackburn Locarno (Mecca) and Mike would come in with the team. We girls would promenade past them. Sometimes a couple of the team would get on the dance floor. I remember dancing next to Mike. He thought it funny that I only came just above his armpit. I must admit that I secretly fancied him but we all knew he was with Gwen. He was a lovely lad.
17-04-22 Barbara Whewell Lawrence

England, Mike Never met Mike, but told everyone he is my uncle, he is my dad's cousin.
16-03-22 Mark England

England, Mike Mike was an immensely popular Seattle Sounder and anchored one of the first US professional soccer teams, which today continues as one of the premier soccer teams in the United States having won the championship in the last several years. I also played and coached soccer, including as coach for his two sons. That youth soccer team also won the championship in the City of Seattle (WA). That team the Capitol Hill Cougars has its 50th reunion coming up in July 2022. It would be nice if Darren (and Mike) came to the reunion in Seattle, or at least reached out to let us know how they are doing. Congratulations to Mike for his exceptional career, it could not have happened to a nicer gentlemen and true professional soccer player and coach. whom I have always admired in my own soccer career.
17-08-21 Collins, Brad

England, Mike I played for the campers’ team against the camp staff at Prestatyn Holiday Camp in 1959 (I think). We lost 7-0. I played centre forward. The opposing centre half played me off the pitch. I hardly touched the ball. The next day I found him in a wooden hut handing out putting irons and golf balls on the putting course. I asked him who he played for and he replied “Blackburn Rovers”. I saw him a year or two later as he got out of the Tottenham coach at Old Trafford.
12-06-21 John Tindall

England, Mike My name is now Sandra Bolton but when I first met Mike I was Sandra Shaw. I was a hairdresser in Blackburn at Geoffrey Rowlands and worked with Gwen Sowrey (Mikes first wife). In fact my husband and I used to babysit for them. Many happy memories.
29-03-21 Sandra Bolton( nee Shaw)

England, Mike I worked in St David's home in Rhyl he was a good boss
03-01-21 Patricia Bevan

England, Mike We both remember Mike & his lovely wife Merilyn they used to spend a lot of time here in Marbella and they threw some lovely parties which we remember so well. They were the nicest couple ever. Such happy memories.
07-09-20 Sandro & Dee Marbella

England, Mike I used to watch Mike England play at Spurs and what a Centre Half he was, he won everything in the air was as hard as nails and a class act to boot. Great memories from the big man.
31-12-19 nigel Grover

England, Mike Mike was treated for a injured ankle by my father Bobby Mcgregor at our home in Belfast. He’s also played football with the kids in the street. I remember he went with my dad, who was physio for Glentoran, to watch a Irish league game. It was announced over the ground that Mike Wales who plays for England was at the match - much to the amusement of the spectators. To add insult to injury, Mike sat on a nail and ripped his trousers!
22-11-18 Trevor Mcgregor

England, Mike Just met Mike England chatted about the old days at ysgol Gogarth , comes across as a decent guy.

ENGLAND, Mike Met Mike England at Chester Races on Wednesday may 9th.. great man, great footballer.
ian potter

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