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Bobby Mitchell (footballer, born 1924)

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Place of birth  Glasgow, Scotland
Role  Football player
Name  Bobby Mitchell

1942–1949  Third Lanark
Years  Team
Playing position  Midfielder
Bobby Mitchell (footballer, born 1924) Bobby Mitchell

Full name  Robert Carmichael Mitchell
Date of birth  (1924-07-19)19 July 1924
Date of death  8 April 1993(1993-04-08) (aged 68)
Died  April 8, 1993, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Robert Carmichael Mitchell (16 August 1924 – 4 January 1993) was a Scottish football player. His position was outside left.

Mitchell started his career with Third Lanark in 1942, spending seven years with the Hi-Hi before joining Newcastle United for £16,000 in February 1949. He played for the Magpies from 1949 to 1961, becoming something of a cult hero amongst supporters who nicknamed him 'Dazzler'. He was an instrumental part of the team that experienced much success in the 1950s, winning three FA Cups in a five-year period, which included scoring a goal in the 1955 FA Cup Final. He made a total of 410 appearances for the club, scoring 113 goals.

After leaving Newcastle, Mitchell spent one season with Berwick Rangers before returning to Tyneside as player-manager of Gateshead. He left this role in 1966 and became a publican in Newcastle.

Mitchell won two caps for the Scotland national team, and scored on his debut against Denmark in 1951. He also played twice for the Scottish League representative team.

Honours

Newcastle United
  • FA Cup winner: 1951, 1952, 1955
  • References

    Bobby Mitchell (footballer, born 1924) Wikipedia


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