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Mike SUMMERBEE

As Town manager Bert Head assembled a team of youngsters in the late fifties, winger Summerbee was spotted playing for Cheltenham Boys. He became one of the first of "Bert's Babes", making his debut in a 2-0 win over Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic, in December 1959. His first goal came just over four months later, in a 4-3 win over Colchester in April.

Summerbee became a regular member of the side the following season, the Town benefitting from all the attributes of a great winger - pace, skill, strength and a great ability to cross the ball. He also scored his fair share of goals, netting nearly forty times in his six years with the club. When future Town legend Don Rogers made his debut in the 1962/1963 season, Swindon were graced with international class wingers on both sides - and their first ever promotion duly arrived. Both Summerbee and Rogers represented England at under-23 level.

Summerbee was at Swindon for two more seasons. After a string of injuries and bad luck resulted in the Town's relegation in 1964/1965, Summerbee was seen as the biggest asset to the club, and it was decided he should be sold to balance the books. Just two games into the next season he was sold, to Manchester City for 31,000, where he stayed for many successful seasons, winning an FA Cup winners medal. He also went on to gain full international honours, winning eight caps for his country.

PLAYING RECORD:

Season LEAGUE FA CUP LEAGUE CUP OTHER TOTAL
Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'64/'65 41 13 1 - 1 - - - 43 13
'63/'64 37 7 3 - 4 1 - - 44 8
'62/'63 37 6 4 - 2 - - - 43 6
'61/'62 43 4 2 - 3 - - - 48 4
'60/'61 45 8 3 - 3 - - - 51 8
'59/'60 15 1 - - - - - - 15 1
TOTAL 218 39 13 - 13 1 - - 244 40


TRANSFER INFORMATION:

DATE IN/OUT TRANSFER DETAIL
1958 IN Cheltenham Town
(signed as amateur)
MAR 1960 IN (signed professional contract)
20 AUG 1965 OUT Manchester City
31,000


full name

Michael George Summerbee


 ENGLAND
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date of birth
15 December 1942


         
             
             
             
             
             

usual positions
outside right

other positions
centre forward

youth career
Baker Street YMCA
Cheltenham Boys
Bristol City
SWINDON TOWN

senior career
SWINDON TOWN
Manchester City
Burnley
Blackpool
Stockport County
Mossley

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