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David MITCHELL

An Australian international despite being born in Glasgow, Glenn Hoddle signed journeyman centre forward Mitchell from Chelsea for 30,000, during the 1991/92 pre-season. He made his debut on the opening day of the season, a 0-0 draw with Leicester City on 17th August. An injury picked up in his second game kept him out for almost half of the season - he didn't reappear in a Town shirt until Boxing Day, when he came on as a substitute in a 1-1 draw at Bristol City. Once Mitchell had gained full fitness, he missed just one more game that year, making 31 appearances, scoring eight goals.

It was in the following season that Mitchell really made his mark at the club - the departure of Duncan Shearer saw him forge a new partnership with new signing Craig Maskell - Mitchell as the hard-working forward man who chased everything, Maskell the less workmanlike, poaching goalscorer. It worked well, with the Town earning a play-off place at the end of the season, and Mitchell chipped in with some vital goals - including a hat-trick in a memorable 6-4 win at Birmingham, in a match where the Town came back from 4-1 down, and the second goal in the first leg of the play-off final versus Tranmere, which put the Town 2-0 up.

The play-off final victory over Leicester proved to be Mitchell's last game for the club - he surprisingly invoked a clause in his contract which allowed him to join Altay of Turkey for a cut-price fee of 20,000, two years almost to the day since he had joined.

PLAYING RECORD:

Season LEAGUE FA CUP LEAGUE CUP OTHER TOTAL
Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'92/'93 40 (+4) 12 1 - 3 3 1 1 45 (+4) 16
'91/'92 24 (+3) 5 3 2 1 1 - - 28 (+3) 8
TOTAL 64 (+7) 17 4 2 4 4 1 1 73 (+7) 24


TRANSFER INFORMATION:

DATE IN/OUT TRANSFER DETAIL
26 JUL 1991 IN Chelsea
30,000
27 JUL 1993 OUT Altay SK
20,000


full name

David Stewart Mitchell


 AUSTRALIA
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 SCOTLAND

date of birth
13 June 1962


           
             
             
             
             
             

usual positions
centre forward

youth career
Enfield Victoria 
Sydney City 
Adelaide City 

senior career
Adelaide City 
Hakoah 
Rangers 
Adelaide City (loan) 
Seiko 
Sydney City 
Eintracht Frankfurt 
Feyenoord 
Chelsea
NEC (loan) 
Newcastle United (loan)
SWINDON TOWN
Altay SK 
Millwall
Selangor 
Seiko 

Sydney Olympic 
player-manager

Sydney United 
player-manager

Parramatta Power 
manager

Sarawak 
manager

St. Aloysius' College
manager

Perth Glory 
assistant manager

Australia Under-23 
coach

Perth Glory 
manager
director of football

Kedah FA 
head coach

Central Coast Mariners 
general manager asia

Frenz United 
coach

Feyenoord 
scout
ambassador