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Ian Mitchell (footballer)

Personal information
Date of birth9 May 1946
Place of birthFalkirk, Scotland
Date of death2 April 1996(age 49)
Playing positionForward

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Ian Mitchell (9 May 1946 - 2 April 1996) was a Scottish footballer who played mainly for Dundee United and holds the record of being the youngest player ever to make a first team appearance for the club.

Mitchell was born in Falkirk. After winning schoolboy caps for Scotland, Dundee United snapped him up as a juvenile. He became a regular in the first team after a good showing in his debut, aged only sixteen. He is one of five United players to score more than 100 league goals for the club and in the top twenty appearances for the club.

In 1970 he signed for Newcastle United for £50,000 but returned to Dundee United a year later. He also had spells with Falkirk and Brechin City before retiring.

He died after a long illness at the age of 49.

Category:1946 births

Category:1996 deaths

Category:People from Falkirk

Category:Scottish footballers

Category:Dundee United F.C. players

Category:Newcastle United F.C. players

Category:Falkirk F.C. players

Category:Brechin City F.C. players










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