Mitchell Thomas

Date of birth02 October 1964
Place of birthLuton
NationalityEnglish
Weight83 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

With Tottenham Hotspur, FA Cup runner-up 1987

Although now in the twilight of his career Mitchell remained a commanding presence in a Burnley defence that was the key to the side's First Division success in 2000-01. Usually employed on the right of a back three playing alongside Steve Davis and Ian Cox he presented a formidable barrier to opposing attackers, his defensive soundness more than compensating for any lack of pace. Mitchell enjoys going forward but has yet to score his first goal for the Clarets. He was an automatic choice until a rib injury put him briefly out of action towards the end of the season.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1986-87 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 6
1986-87 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 35
4
4
1986-87 Tottenham Hotspur Littlewoods Cup 8
1
1987-88 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 2
1
1987-88 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 35
1
1987-88 Tottenham Hotspur Littlewoods Cup 3
1988-89 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 1
1988-89 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 1
1
1988-89 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 22
3
1
1988-89 Tottenham Hotspur Littlewoods Cup 4
1989-90 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 1
1989-90 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 17
9
1
1989-90 Tottenham Hotspur Littlewoods Cup 7
1990-91 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 2
1990-91 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 23
8
1990-91 Tottenham Hotspur Rumbelows League Cup 4
1
1991-92 West Ham United FA Cup 4
1991-92 West Ham United League Division One 34
1
3
1991-92 West Ham United Rumbelows League Cup 3
1992-93 West Ham United Coca-Cola League Cup 1
1992-93 West Ham United League Division 1 3
1998-99 Luton Town Worthington Cup 2
1999-00 Burnley FA Cup 2
1
1999-00 Burnley Worthington Cup 2
2000-01 Burnley FA Cup 2
1
2000-01 Burnley League Division 1 41
2
7
2000-01 Burnley Worthington Cup 4
2
2001-02 Burnley League Division 1 10
2
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
23 Aug 1986 Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-3 League Division One
25 Aug 1986 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
30 Aug 1986 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
02 Sep 1986 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-0 League Division One
06 Sep 1986 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
13 Sep 1986 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea L 1-3 League Division One
20 Sep 1986 Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-2 League Division One
23 Sep 1986 Barnsley v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-3 Littlewoods Cup 2nd round 1st leg
27 Sep 1986 Tottenham Hotspur v Everton W 2-0 League Division One
04 Oct 1986 Tottenham Hotspur v Luton Town D 0-0 League Division One
08 Oct 1986 Tottenham Hotspur v Barnsley W 5-3 Littlewoods Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
11 Oct 1986 Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-1 League Division One
18 Oct 1986 Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 League Division One
25 Oct 1986 Queens Park Rangers v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-0 League Division One
29 Oct 1986 Tottenham Hotspur v Birmingham City W 5-0 Littlewoods Cup 3rd round
01 Nov 1986 Tottenham Hotspur v Wimbledon L 1-2 League Division One
08 Nov 1986 Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-1 League Division One
15 Nov 1986 Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City W 1-0 League Division One
22 Nov 1986 Oxford United v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-4 League Division One
26 Nov 1986 Cambridge United v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-3 Littlewoods Cup 4th round
29 Nov 1986 Tottenham Hotspur v Nottingham Forest L 2-3 League Division One
07 Dec 1986 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur D 3-3 League Division One
13 Dec 1986 Tottenham Hotspur v Watford W 2-1 League Division One
20 Dec 1986 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-2 League Division One
26 Dec 1986 Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United W 4-0 League Division One
04 Jan 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 1-2 League Division One
10 Jan 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Scunthorpe United W 3-2 FA Cup 3rd round
24 Jan 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa W 3-0 League Division One
27 Jan 1987 West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 Littlewoods Cup Quarter-final
31 Jan 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace W 4-0 FA Cup 4th round
02 Feb 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United W 5-0 Littlewoods Cup Quarter-final replay
08 Feb 1987 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-1 Littlewoods Cup Semi-final 1st leg
14 Feb 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton W 2-0 League Division One
21 Feb 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United W 1-0 FA Cup 5th round
25 Feb 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City W 5-0 League Division One
01 Mar 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 1-2 Littlewoods Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
04 Mar 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 1-2 Littlewoods Cup Play-off
07 Mar 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 League Division One
15 Mar 1987 Wimbledon v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
22 Mar 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool W 1-0 League Division One
25 Mar 1987 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
28 Mar 1987 Luton Town v Tottenham Hotspur L 3-1 League Division One
04 Apr 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City W 3-0 League Division One
07 Apr 1987 Sheffield Wednesday v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-1 League Division One
11 Apr 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Watford W 4-1 FA Cup Semi-final
15 Apr 1987 Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
18 Apr 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Charlton Athletic W 1-0 League Division One
20 Apr 1987 West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-1 League Division One
22 Apr 1987 Wimbledon v Tottenham Hotspur D 2-2 League Division One
25 Apr 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Oxford United W 3-1 League Division One
02 May 1987 Nottingham Forest v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-0 League Division One
04 May 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United W 4-0 League Division One
09 May 1987 Watford v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-0 League Division One
16 May 1987 Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur L 3-2 FA Cup Final
15 Aug 1987 Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-1 League Division One
19 Aug 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United W 3-1 League Division One
22 Aug 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea W 1-0 League Division One
29 Aug 1987 Watford v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
01 Sep 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Oxford United W 3-0 League Division One
05 Sep 1987 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
12 Sep 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton W 2-1 League Division One
19 Sep 1987 West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-1 League Division One
23 Sep 1987 Torquay United v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-0 Littlewoods Cup 2nd round 1st leg
26 Sep 1987 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-0 League Division One
03 Oct 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 League Division One
07 Oct 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Torquay United W 3-0 Littlewoods Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
10 Oct 1987 Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-1 League Division One
18 Oct 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 1-2 League Division One
24 Oct 1987 Nottingham Forest v Tottenham Hotspur L 3-0 League Division One
28 Oct 1987 Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-1 Littlewoods Cup 3rd round
31 Oct 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Wimbledon L 0-3 League Division One
21 Nov 1987 Luton Town v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-0 League Division One
28 Nov 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool L 0-2 League Division One
13 Dec 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Charlton Athletic L 0-1 League Division One
20 Dec 1987 Derby County v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-2 League Division One
26 Dec 1987 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-1 League Division One
28 Dec 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United W 2-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Watford W 2-1 League Division One
02 Jan 1988 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
09 Jan 1988 Oldham Athletic v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-4 FA Cup 3rd round
16 Jan 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City D 2-2 League Division One
23 Jan 1988 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-0 League Division One
30 Jan 1988 Port Vale v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-1 FA Cup 4th round
13 Feb 1988 Oxford United v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
23 Feb 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
27 Feb 1988 Sheffield Wednesday v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-3 League Division One
01 Mar 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Derby County D 0-0 League Division One
06 Mar 1988 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-1 League Division One
09 Mar 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Everton W 2-1 League Division One
12 Mar 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City L 1-3 League Division One
19 Mar 1988 Wimbledon v Tottenham Hotspur L 3-0 League Division One
26 Mar 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
23 Apr 1988 Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-0 League Division One
02 May 1988 Charlton Athletic v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
04 May 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Luton Town W 2-1 League Division One
03 Sep 1988 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur D 2-2 League Division One
10 Sep 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 2-3 League Division One
17 Sep 1988 Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
24 Sep 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Middlesbrough W 3-2 League Division One
27 Sep 1988 Notts County v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 Littlewoods Cup 2nd round 1st leg
01 Oct 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
08 Oct 1988 Charlton Athletic v Tottenham Hotspur D 2-2 League Division One
11 Oct 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Notts County W 2-1 Littlewoods Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
22 Oct 1988 Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur L 3-1 League Division One
25 Oct 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton L 1-2 League Division One
29 Oct 1988 Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-1 League Division One
01 Nov 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Littlewoods Cup 3rd round
05 Nov 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Derby County L 1-3 League Division One
09 Nov 1988 Blackburn Rovers v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-2 League Cup 3rd round replay
12 Nov 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Wimbledon W 3-2 League Division One
20 Nov 1988 Sheffield Wednesday v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-2 League Division One
23 Nov 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
26 Nov 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Queens Park Rangers D 2-2 League Division One
29 Nov 1988 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-1 Littlewoods Cup 4th round
03 Dec 1988 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-0 League Division One
10 Dec 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Millwall W 2-0 League Division One
17 Dec 1988 West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-2 League Division One
26 Dec 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Luton Town D 0-0 League Division One
31 Dec 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United W 2-0 League Division One
02 Jan 1989 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-0 League Division One
07 Jan 1989 Bradford City v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
21 Jan 1989 Middlesbrough v Tottenham Hotspur D 2-2 League Division One
05 Feb 1989 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-0 League Division One
21 Feb 1989 Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City W 2-1 League Division One
25 Feb 1989 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-2 League Division One
11 Mar 1989 Derby County v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
16 Sep 1989 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea L 1-4 League Division One
20 Sep 1989 Tottenham Hotspur v Southend United W 1-0 Littlewoods Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 1989 Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur D 2-2 League Division One
30 Sep 1989 Tottenham Hotspur v Queens Park Rangers W 3-2 League Division One
04 Oct 1989 Southend United v Tottenham Hotspur L 3-2 Littlewoods Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
14 Oct 1989 Charlton Athletic v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-3 League Division One
18 Oct 1989 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 2-1 League Division One
21 Oct 1989 Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield Wednesday W 3-0 League Division One
25 Oct 1989 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-3 Littlewoods Cup 3rd round
29 Oct 1989 Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-0 League Division One
04 Nov 1989 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
11 Nov 1989 Tottenham Hotspur v Wimbledon L 0-1 League Division One
18 Nov 1989 Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-3 League Division One
22 Nov 1989 Tranmere Rovers v Tottenham Hotspur D 2-2 Littlewoods Cup 4th round
25 Nov 1989 Tottenham Hotspur v Derby County L 1-2 League Division One
29 Nov 1989 Tottenham Hotspur v Tranmere Rovers W 4-0 Littlewoods Cup 4th round replay
02 Dec 1989 Luton Town v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
09 Dec 1989 Tottenham Hotspur v Everton W 2-1 League Division One
16 Dec 1989 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1989 Tottenham Hotspur v Millwall W 3-1 League Division One
06 Jan 1990 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton L 1-3 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 1990 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City D 1-1 League Division One
17 Jan 1990 Nottingham Forest v Tottenham Hotspur D 2-2 Littlewoods Cup Quarter-final
20 Jan 1990 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-0 League Division One
24 Jan 1990 Tottenham Hotspur v Nottingham Forest L 2-3 Littlewoods Cup Quarter-final replay
24 Feb 1990 Derby County v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-1 League Division One
21 Mar 1990 Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool W 1-0 League Division One
31 Mar 1990 Sheffield Wednesday v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-4 League Division One
07 Apr 1990 Nottingham Forest v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-3 League Division One
14 Apr 1990 Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City W 3-2 League Division One
16 Apr 1990 Millwall v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-1 League Division One
21 Apr 1990 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United W 2-1 League Division One
28 Apr 1990 Wimbledon v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-0 League Division One
05 May 1990 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton W 2-1 League Division One
01 Sep 1990 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
26 Sep 1990 Tottenham Hotspur v Hartlepool United W 5-0 Rumbelows League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
29 Sep 1990 Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa W 2-1 League Division One
06 Oct 1990 Queens Park Rangers v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
09 Oct 1990 Hartlepool United v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-2 Rumbelows League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
20 Oct 1990 Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield United W 4-0 League Division One
27 Oct 1990 Nottingham Forest v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-2 League Division One
30 Oct 1990 Tottenham Hotspur v Bradford City W 2-1 Rumbelows League Cup 3rd round
04 Nov 1990 Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool L 1-3 League Division One
10 Nov 1990 Tottenham Hotspur v Wimbledon W 4-2 League Division One
18 Nov 1990 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
24 Nov 1990 Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City W 2-1 League Division One
27 Nov 1990 Sheffield United v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-2 Rumbelows League Cup 4th round
01 Dec 1990 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur L 3-2 League Division One
08 Dec 1990 Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland D 3-3 League Division One
15 Dec 1990 Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-1 League Division One
22 Dec 1990 Tottenham Hotspur v Luton Town W 2-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1990 Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-0 League Division One
29 Dec 1990 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur L 3-0 League Division One
01 Jan 1991 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United L 1-2 League Division One
12 Jan 1991 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
16 Jan 1991 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 Rumbelows League Cup Quarter-final
20 Jan 1991 Derby County v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-1 League Division One
02 Feb 1991 Tottenham Hotspur v Leeds United D 0-0 League Division One
16 Feb 1991 Portsmouth v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-2 FA Cup 5th round
23 Feb 1991 Wimbledon v Tottenham Hotspur L 5-1 League Division One
02 Mar 1991 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
10 Mar 1991 Tottenham Hotspur v Notts County W 2-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
16 Mar 1991 Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur L 3-2 League Division One
23 Mar 1991 Tottenham Hotspur v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 League Division One
30 Mar 1991 Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City D 2-2 League Division One
01 Apr 1991 Luton Town v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
06 Apr 1991 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton W 2-0 League Division One
10 Apr 1991 Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-1 League Division One
17 Apr 1991 Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-0 League Division One
20 Apr 1991 Sheffield United v Tottenham Hotspur D 2-2 League Division One
24 Apr 1991 Tottenham Hotspur v Everton D 3-3 League Division One
20 May 1991 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Luton Town 27 Aug 1982 07 Jul 1986
Tottenham Hotspur 07 Jul 1986 07 Aug 1991
West Ham United 07 Aug 1991 12 Nov 1993
Luton Town 12 Nov 1993 02 Jul 1999
Burnley 02 Jul 1999 30 Jun 2002

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1982-83 England Under-18 International Tournament 2
1
1
1983-84 England Cannes Youth Tournament 2
1983-84 England UEFA Under-16 1
1985-86 England UEFA Under-21 2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
13 Jul 1982 Denmark v England W 2-5 U18 INTER TOURN
13 Jul 1982 Poland v England W 2-3 U18 INTER TOURN
13 Jul 1982 Norway v England L 4-1 U18 INTER TOURN
22 Apr 1984 England v Algeria W 3-0 Cannes Youth Tournament
23 Apr 1984 France v England L 2-1 Cannes Youth Tournament Final
05 May 1984 England v Yugoslavia W 1-0 UEFA U16
15 Oct 1985 England v Turkey W 3-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 3
26 Mar 1986 England v Denmark D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Quarter-final
09 Apr 1986 Italy v England L 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Semi-final


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.