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

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 - Credit: Archant

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

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