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Mike Small (footballer)

Personal information
Full nameMichael Anthony Small
Date of birth2 March 1962(age 54)
Place of birthBirmingham, England
Playing positionStriker

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Michael Anthony "Mike" Small (born 2 March 1962 in Birmingham) is an English former footballer.

Small began his professional career with Luton Town and made three substitute appearances for them in 1981 82.

After a stint on loan at Peterborough United, Small played in Belgium with Standard Liège, the Netherlands with Vitesse, NAC Breda and Go Ahead Eagles, and in Greece with PAOK.

Small spent the 1990 91 season at Second Division side Brighton & Hove Albion and scored 21 goals, a total which made him the club's top scorer, helping them to reach the play-off final.

He joined West Ham United of the First Division in 1991 for a fee of £400,000. He made his debut against Luton on 17 August 1991 and scored 18 goals in his first season, but couldn't prevent the club being relegated, and found himself returning to the Second Division.

Small received a red card in the first game of the 1992 93 season and, with competition from Trevor Morley and recent arrival Clive Allen, rarely featured after that. He played his last game for West Ham against Notts County on 13 March 1993.

Towards the end of his Hammers contract, Small spent time on loan to Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he scored against Sunderland, and also with Charlton Athletic in 1993 94.

Small went into non league management at Haringey Borough of the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division before going on to co-manage Kingsbury Town of the Isthmian League with Clasford Stirling.

He joined the management team at Waltham Forest in late 2007, only to depart at the turn of the year after a disagreement with the club's chairman.

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