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Mike Dillon (footballer)

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Full name  Michael Leslie Dillon
1969–1974  Tottenham Hotspur
Place of birth  Highgate, England
Name  Mike Dillon
Role  Footballer
Years  Team

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Date of birth  (1952-09-29) 29 September 1952 (age 63)

Playing position  Central defender

Michael "Mike" Dillon (born 29 September 1952) is a former professional footballer who played for Tottenham Hotspur, Millwall, Swindon, Montreal Olympique, New York Cosmos, Washington Diplomats and represented England at schoolboy and youth level.

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Football career

Dillon joined Tottenham Hotspur as an apprentice in December 1969. A central defender he played 29 times in all competitions including three as a substitute and scored one goal between 1972–1974. The highlight of Dillon's career at Spurs was a substitute appearance in the First leg of the 1974 UEFA Cup Final against Feyenoord at White Hart Lane. In December 1974 he joined Millwall in a loan deal and went on to make four appearances for the club before joining Swindon on loan in March 1975 where he featured in nine matches including two as sub.

Dillon had three spells in the North American Soccer League (NASL). In 1972 with Montreal Olympique, between 1975–77 he played for New York Cosmos (1970–85) alongside Pelé and Giorgio Chinaglia before ending his career at Washington Diplomats in 1978–79. During the autumn of 1977, Mike Dillon joined his brother Tommy at Isthmian League side Cheshunt on loan where he faced former Spurs teammate Jimmy Greaves, then playing for Barnet during a Herts Senior Cup tie before returning to America.

Coaching career

He was the head coach of Georgetown Hoyas soccer team.

After football

Today, Dillon owns a post office in the village of Moulton close to the Cambridgeshire–Suffolk border.

References

Mike Dillon (footballer) Wikipedia


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