18 February 2008

Mark Todd

Name: Mark Kenneth Todd
Born: 4 December 1967, Belfast
Height: 5.08 ft
Weight: 10.04 st
Position: Midfielder

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 Under-23 Cap (1990), Youth, 3 Schoolboy Caps (1983).
Club Honours: (with Sheff. United) Football League Division Two Runner-Up 1988/89; Football League Division Three 1987/88; (with Rotherham) Football League Division Four Runner-Up 1991/92.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Other
Manchester United
85/86-86/87
Aug-85
Youth
0 (0)/ 0
-
-
-
Sheffield United
87/88-90/91
Jun-87
Free
62 (8)/ 5
10(1)/1
5(1)/0
5(1)/0
Wolverhampton W.
90/91
Mar-91
Loan
6 (1)/ 0
-
-
-
Rotherham United
91/92-94/95
Sep-91
£35k
60 (4)/ 7
3(0)/0
5(0)/2
2(0)/1
Scarborough
95/96
Aug-95
Free
23 (0)/ 1
1(0)/0
2(0)/0
0(1)/0
Mansfield Town
95/96
Feb-96
Free
10 (2)/ 0
-
-
-
Stalybridge Celtic
96/97
-
Free
4 (2)/ 0
(Conference)
TOTALS
-
£35k
165(17)/13
14(1)/1
12(1)/2
7(2)/1


Biography:
A diminutive ball-playing midfielder, Mark Todd had been an apprentice at Manchester United and won Northern Ireland Schoolboy and Youth honours. Although he had been on the fringe of the United first-team squad, it wasn't until after signing for Sheffield United in the summer of 1987 that he made his League debut, in a 4-1 defeat at Blackburn on New Years Day 1988. Although the Blades suffered relegation from Division Two in his first campaign, Todd was part of the squad that attained successive promotions, arriving in the top-flight in 1990.

A member of the Northern Ireland squad through 1990, Todd was included in the Under-23 team that suffered a 3-2 defeat by the Republic of Ireland in May 1990, but never added senior caps to his collection. Finding his chances in top-flight football limited, he left Bramall Lane in March 1991 for a loan spell at Wolves before he was released at the end of that season. He signed for Rotherham United where his performances aided the Millmoor side to promotion to Division Three. Hailed for his whole-hearted displays, Todd's later career was plagued by injuries and he spent brief spells with Scarborough, Mansfield and Stalybridge Celtic before hanging up his boots at the age of 28.

Todd remained involved in football, spending ten years as Rotherham's Football in the Community Manager and is currently (2013) Community Development Manager at Sheffield United.

Northern Ireland Under-23 Cap Details:
15-05-1990 Rep. Ireland H L 2-3 FR

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.

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