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Steve Mills (footballer)

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Full nameStephen John Mills
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing positionFull back

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Steve Mills (born Portsmouth, 9 December 1953, died Southampton, 1 August 1988) was a professional footballer with Southampton F.C. who career was cut short by a serious car accident and died of leukemia aged 34.

Steve Mills was the grandson of Portsmouth's 1934 FA Cup goalkeeper, Jock Gilfillan. He attended Gosport County Grammar School and represented Hampshire Schools. He came to The Dell on a week’s trial as a 15-year old schoolboy and was promptly snapped up by manager Ted Bates, joining the Saints as a trainee in February 1969, signing as a professional in July 1971.


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