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Full Name: Neil Mitchell
Normal Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'6
Born: 07/11/1974 (Lytham St Annes)

Mitchell, a central midfielder, began his career as a trainee with Blackpool in 1991. He remained at Bloomfield Road for five years, making 67 league appearances and scoring eight goals. He was sent on loan to Rochdale in the 1995–96 season where he made his debut on 9 December 1995 against Doncaster Rovers and made four appearances. In March 1996 he joined Southport on loan.

He signed for Sammy McIlroy's Macclesfield Town, who were then in the Conference in August 1996. The Silkmen won promotion to the Football League that season. However, after playing just five games for Macclesfield in two years, Mitchell moved back to the Lancashire coast with Morecambe, then in the Conference, on 9 February 1998. He also went on to play for Northern Premier League club Chorley.

Now retired from professional football Mitchell lives back on the Fylde coast where he coaches football at local schools with the YMCA, and also helps run Youth football tournaments each year.

He also plays Sunday League football, for Bloomfield Veterans FC, in the Blackpool & Fylde Sunday League Alliance Division One, who he has played for since July 2004, along with fellow former Blackpool and Southport player, Andy Gouck.

Season Date From To Value
1995/1996 MACCLESFIELD TOWN Southport Loan

Statistics include the following competitions
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Challenge Cup, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1995/1996 904
Total 9 0 4

Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
27/04/1996 League / ConferenceH DOVER ATHLETIC 0 - 0
24/04/1996 League / ConferenceA GATESHEAD 2 - 2
22/04/1996 League / ConferenceH MACCLESFIELD TOWN 2 - 1
16/04/1996 League / ConferenceH MORECAMBE 1 - 1
13/04/1996 League / ConferenceH BATH CITY 2 - 1
08/04/1996 League / ConferenceH SLOUGH TOWN 2 - 0
06/04/1996 League / ConferenceA BROMSGROVE ROVERS 1 - 4
03/04/1996 Conference League Cup / SF2LA MACCLESFIELD TOWN 1 - 2
30/03/1996 League / ConferenceH STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 5 - 3

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
22/04/1996League / ConferenceH MACCLESFIELD TOWN 2 - 1
08/04/1996League / ConferenceH SLOUGH TOWN 2 - 0
30/03/1996League / ConferenceH STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 5 - 3