Davie Mitchell Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: David Mitchell
  • Born: April 19th, 1944
  • Height: 5' 8
  • Position: Left Back
  • Signed: October 15th, 1966
  • First Manager: Jack Steedman
  • Career Totals: 312 appearances, 6 goals
  • Also Played For: Ayr United, Kilwinning Rangers, St Mirren, Stewarton United, Stoke City


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1973-74 32 (1) 0 0 0 36.4% 18.2% 45.5%
1972-73 36 (4) 1 0 0 22.5% 20.0% 57.5%
1971-72 48 0 0 0 39.6% 29.2% 31.3%
1970-71 39 1 0 0 48.7% 17.9% 33.3%
1969-70 42 (1) 0 0 0 32.6% 25.6% 41.9%
1968-69 36 0 0 0 16.7% 30.6% 52.8%
1967-68 45 1 0 0 37.8% 24.4% 37.8%
1966-67 28 3 0 0 28.6% 28.6% 42.9%
Totals: 306 (6) 6


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 17/04/74 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (H) 0 - 1
 09/04/74 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (A) 0 - 3
 06/04/74 Division 2 vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 2 - 0
 03/04/74 Division 2 vs. Montrose (A) 3 - 1
 30/03/74 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (H) 1 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 30/08/72 Group 3 vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 3
 08/08/70 Group 8 vs. Arbroath (H) 4 - 1
 20/04/68 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (H) 5 - 5
 31/12/66 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (H) 4 - 2
 24/12/66 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (A) 4 - 4

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 30/08/72 Group 3 vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 3
 08/08/70 Group 8 vs. Arbroath (H)  4 - 1
 20/04/68 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (H)  5 - 5
 31/12/66 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (H)  4 - 2
 24/12/66 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  4 - 4
 22/10/66 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (H)  3 - 3

 List of Games Played
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Biography

Signed for Clydebank in October 1966, having previously been with St. Mirren. He was a right full back who ended up playing eight seasons with The Bankies, occupying both full back positions. He belongs to a small select group of players to have played over 300 games for Clydebank.

There was nothing flashy about Davie Mitchell, he did not have any particular skill that stood out, he was an old fashioned full back that gave you every ounce of energy he had, and that is all you can ask as a supporter from any player in your team. He missed very few games in his time at Clydebank, and could always be easily picked out on a football pitch with his face always red with the effort of chasing up and down the touchline.

Davie was not particularly tall but he did possess a great engine and had unlimited stamina. It has to be remembered that he joined a club at this time who were struggling defensively, who then adopted a policy of blooding large groups of boys at the back, boys who would struggle to get to grips with football at this level. Davie would be seen as an old head although he was only 22 years old when he came to Clydebank.

Davie Mitchell only scored six (6) goals in his 300 plus games for Clydebank, they were all single goals, and we never lost a game when Davie scored. His Clydebank career came to a close at the end of the 1973-74 season when he was given a free transfer. He joined Kilwinning Rangers.

Debut

October 15th, 1966
Berwick Rangers 1 - 1 Clydebank

League (Division 2)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Davie was born on this date


  • Signed For Clydebank


  • First Team Debut

    Berwick Rangers 1 - 1 Clydebank
    League (Division 2)

    Disillusionment for Berwick and near triumph for Clydebank. Britain's only team, up to Saturday, without a point. They finished so strongly they might well have collected a brace. Bankies equalising g


  • First Goal

    Clydebank 3 - 3 Queen of South
    League (Division 2)

    Opinion had it that Queens would easily beat the Bankies but it was very nearly the other way round. Bankies started off confidently and managed to get two good goals and should have kept that lead bu


  • 50th Appearance

    Forfar Ath 2 - 2 Clydebank
    League (Division 2)

    Keeper Dick Madden won a 10 yard sprint to stop Forfar from winning. Dick, Clydebank's hero in the closing stages, came out of his goal to meet the advancing Stewart. The left winger lobbed the ball o


  • 50th League Appearance

    Arbroath 4 - 0 Clydebank
    League (Division 2)


  • 100th Appearance

    Motherwell 2 - 1 Clydebank
    League (Division 2)


  • 100th League Appearance

    Clydebank 4 - 1 East Fife
    League (Division 2)


  • 200th Appearance

    Clydebank 1 - 3 Queen of South
    League (Division 2)


  • Last Goal

    Clydebank 3 - 3 St Mirren
    League Cup (Group 3)


  • 200th League Appearance

    Montrose 1 - 3 Clydebank
    League (Division 2)


  • 300th Appearance

    Clydebank 3 - 2 Inverness Clach
    Scottish Cup (2nd Round Replay)


  • Last Appearance

    Clydebank 0 - 1 Queen of South
    League (Division 2)