Mick Mills Profile
Mick Mills is a retired English footballer who played as a defender. He was born on January 4, 1949, in Godalming, Surrey, England. Mills began his professional career with Ipswich Town in 1966 and went on to become one of the greatest players in the club's history. Mills is an Ipswich Town legend who holds the appearance record for the club, having played 741 matches for the Tractor Boys between 1966 and 1982. Playing at right-back, he would captain the club during arguably its most successful period, winning the FA Cup in 1978, the UEFA Cup in 1981, and twice finishing runners up in the old First Division in 1981 and 1982.
Mills was known for his versatility and his ability to play in several positions on the field. He began his career as a right-back but was later moved to the center of defence, where he excelled. Mills was also a skilled passer of the ball and was known for his ability to start attacks from the back.
Mills' success with Ipswich Town earned him a call-up to the England national team. He made his debut for England in 1972 and went on to captain the team during the 1982 World Cup. Mills played in 42 matches for England and was widely regarded as one of the best defenders of his generation.
After retiring from playing, Mills became a successful coach and manager. He managed Ipswich Town from 1987 to 1991 and later managed Stoke City and Colchester United. Mills was also a regular pundit for the BBC and was known for his insightful analysis of the game.
In recognition of his contributions to football, Mills was awarded an MBE in 1988 and was inducted into the Ipswich Town Hall of Fame in 2007. He remains one of the most respected figures in English football and is remembered as a true legend of the game.
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