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Michael Cheetham

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Date of birthJune 30, 1967
Place of birthAmsterdam, Netherlands

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Michael Cheetham is a retired English footballer most notable for his time at Cambridge United in the early 1990s.

Ipswich Town manager Bobby Robson paid to buy him out of the army to enable him to start his football career at Portman Road where he went on to make 4 appearances.

After a loan spell at Cambridge United in 1989, he signed permanently at The Abbey Stadium for a fee of £50,000 in 1990 and went onto be a permanent fixture in the side that gained successive promotions to the old Division Two under controversial manager John Beck. Winger Cheetham played a total of 132 games for the club, scoring 22 goals before joining Chesterfield on a free transfer in 1994.

After just 5 appearances at Saltergate, Cheetham moved back to East Anglia with Colchester United where he ended his league career by playing a further 37 games, scoring 3 goals.

After dropping out of professional football he had spells at Cambridge City, Sudbury Town and AFC Sudbury where he had a spell at manager.


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