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Ipswich Town’s 12 Greats of Christmas: Number 3 – Mick Mills

23 December, 2018 - 05:00
We've been counting down the 12 greatest Ipswich Town players ever in the run-up to Christmas Day

We've been counting down the 12 greatest Ipswich Town players ever in the run-up to Christmas Day

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Every day in the run-up to Christmas, we’re counting down the greatest players in Ipswich Town’s history – and today we’ve reached number three, a former England captain.

Ipswich captain through the Robson glory years, Mick Mills was a born leader.

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Ipswich Town legend Mick Mills, who turns 70 today, lifts the Texaco Cup after victory over Norwich in 1973. Picture: ARCHANTIpswich Town legend Mick Mills, who turns 70 today, lifts the Texaco Cup after victory over Norwich in 1973. Picture: ARCHANT

He inherited the captaincy at a very young age, after Bill Baxter’s ignominious departure.

As well as that responsibility, Mills was also comfortable and dependable playing in both full-back positions, and occasionally midfield.

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In 1982, he had the honour of being captain of England in the 1982 World Cup finals in Spain.


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