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Mick Mellows

Personal information
Full nameMichael Anthony Mellows
Date of birth14 November 1947(age 68)
Place of birthWoking, England
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing positionWinger

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Michael Anthony "Mick" Mellows is a former England Amateur International footballer, who later played professionally for Reading and Portsmouth. Born in Woking, Mellows played firstly for Sutton United before going to train as a teacher at King Alfred College, Winchester. During this time he played in the 1969 FA Amateur Cup Final and made 15 international appearances for the England national amateur football team. While playing for the college he came to the notice of many league scouts and eventually signed for Reading in September 1970, for whom he played 17 games (scoring twice),. After his time with the Biscuitmen, he had spells with Winchester City and Wycombe Wanderers, before signing for Pompey in September 1973 as one of new chairman John Deacon’s promised additions to what had been the previous season a very threadbare squad. He came on to make his debut as a substitute in an away victory versus Sheffield Wednesday in October that year and was to remain a regular for the next five years, even winning the clubs coveted “Player of the Year” trophy in 1975. Somewhat a conundrum to the Fratton Faithful his last appearance was at Rotherham on the last day of the 1977/78 season. A devout Christian, Mellows now runs (with current squad player Linvoy Primus) “Faith and Football”- a community initiative which reaches out through sport to the city’s youth and disadvantaged.

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