26 October 2008

Eddie Mitchell

Name: Edward James Mitchell
Born: 26 September 1912, Whitehouse, Belfast
Died: 10 January 1964, Belfast
Height:
Weight:

Position: Outside-Right

Representative Honours: Ireland: 2 Full Caps (1932-1933), 2 Amateur Caps (1933).
Club Honours: (with Cliftonville) Gold Cup Winner 1932/33; County Antrim Shield Runner-Up 1930/31; (with Glentoran) Gold Cup Runner-Up 1933/34.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
53rd Boy Scouts
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Youth
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-
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Monkstown
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-
-
-
-
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Distillery II
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-
-
-
-
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Brantwood
-
-
-
-
-
-
Cliftonville
30/31-32/33
-
Amateur
-
-
-
Glentoran
33/34
Sep-33
Amateur
*30/6
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Ballymena United
34/35
Aug-34
-
*
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-
Coleraine
34/35
Oct-34
-
-
-
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Ballymena United
34/35
Feb-35
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*20/7
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Bangor
35/36
Aug-35
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-
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TOTALS
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£-
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* all games.

Biography:
An outside-right capable of accurate centres, Eddie Mitchell earned Full and Amateur international honours while with Cliftonville during the 1932/33 season. That campaign also saw him collect a Gold Cup winner's medal as the Reds defeated Linfield 2-1 with Mitchell scoring the opener.

Transferred to Glentoran in 1933, he won another Full cap while at the Oval and appeared in the surprise 1-0 Gold Cup Final defeat by Portadown. Having signed professional forms at Glentoran and gained international honours it came as a surprise that he was one of 13 players to be given a free transfer by Glentoran at the end of that season.

Disillusioned, Mitchell joined Ballymena United for season 1934/35 and even played with Coleraine between October and December of that season. He then joined Bangor for 1935/36 season, but his appetite for football had gone and he played his final Irish League match on 13 September 1935. He then drifted out of the game and concentrated on his occupation as a sail maker.

Ireland Cap Details:
17-09-1932 Scotland H L 0-4 BC
04-11-1933 Wales... H D 1-1 BC

Summary: 2/0. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 1.

Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
28-01-1933 Scotland A L 0-6 or 1-5
18-02-1933 England. H W 4-3

Summary: 2/0. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 1.

Additions and corrections by George Glass.

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