Mike Ford

Date of birth09 February 1966
Place of birthBristol
Weight79 kg
Height1.83 m

Having effectively retired from playing at the end of the 1999-2000 campaign Mike was appointed youth-team manager at Oxford United in the close season but was forced back into action by an injury crisis at the Manor Ground. He made a single first-team appearance at full back against Bristol City in September, putting on a competent display before returning to the back room. Soon afterwards he was appointed caretaker-manager following Dennis Smith's departure and he had a second brief spell in charge of team affairs at the very end of the season when he was responsible for introducing several youngsters into senior football.

Having lost his coaching role at Oxford, Mike joined Thame United in February 2003.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Leicester City 11 Feb 1984 01 Jun 1984
Devizes Town 01 Jun 1984 19 Sep 1984
Cardiff City 19 Sep 1984 10 Jun 1988
Oxford United 10 Jun 1988 29 Jul 1998
Cardiff City 29 Jul 1998 30 Jun 2000
Oxford United 28 Sep 2000 30 Jun 2001

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1992-93 Oxford United League Cup 1
1995-96 Oxford United FA Cup 2
1995-96 Oxford United League Cup 2
1996-97 Oxford United League Cup 4
1997-98 Oxford United FA Cup 1
1999-00 Cardiff City League Cup 4
2000-01 Oxford United League Division 2 1

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
07 Oct 1992 Aston Villa v Oxford United L 2-1
Agg: 4-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
19 Sep 1995 Oxford United v Queens Park Rangers D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
03 Oct 1995 Queens Park Rangers v Oxford United L 2-1
Agg: 3-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
07 Feb 1996 Nottingham Forest v Oxford United D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
13 Feb 1996 Oxford United v Nottingham Forest L 0-3 FA Cup 4th round replay
20 Aug 1996 Oxford United v Norwich City D 1-1 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
04 Sep 1996 Norwich City v Oxford United W 2-3
Agg: 3-4
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
18 Sep 1996 Sheffield Wednesday v Oxford United D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
24 Sep 1996 Oxford United v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0
Agg: 2-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
03 Jan 1998 Leeds United v Oxford United L 4-0 FA Cup 3rd round
30 Sep 2000 Oxford United v Bristol City L 0-1 League Division 2

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