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 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

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1986-87 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 6
1986-87 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 8
1
1986-87 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 35
4
4
1987-88 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 2
1
1987-88 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 3
1987-88 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 35
1
1988-89 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 1
1988-89 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 5
1
1988-89 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 22
3
1
1989-90 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 1
1989-90 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 7
1989-90 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 17
9
1
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 Cup 4
1991-92 West Ham United League Division One 34
1
3
1992-93 West Ham United League Cup 1
1992-93 West Ham United League Division 1 3
1998-99 Luton Town League Cup 2
1999-00 Burnley FA Cup 2
1
1999-00 Burnley League Cup 2
2000-01 Burnley FA Cup 2
1
2000-01 Burnley League Cup 4
2
2000-01 Burnley League Division 1 41
2
7
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
11 Aug 1999 Manchester City v Burnley L 5-0 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
24 Aug 1999 Burnley v Manchester City L 0-1
Agg: 0-6
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
11 Dec 1999 Derby County v Burnley W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
08 Jan 2000 Coventry City v Burnley L 3-0 FA Cup 4th round
12 Aug 2000 Bolton Wanderers v Burnley D 1-1 League Division 1
19 Aug 2000 Burnley v Wimbledon W 1-0 League Division 1
22 Aug 2000 Burnley v Hartlepool United W 4-1 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Burnley L 1-0 League Division 1
28 Aug 2000 Burnley v Gillingham D 1-1 League Division 1
05 Sep 2000 Hartlepool United v Burnley L 3-2
Agg: 4-6
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 Crystal Palace v Burnley W 0-1 League Division 1
12 Sep 2000 Fulham v Burnley L 3-1 League Division 1
16 Sep 2000 Burnley v Grimsby Town D 1-1 League Division 1
19 Sep 2000 Burnley v Crystal Palace D 2-2 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Huddersfield Town v Burnley W 0-1 League Division 1
26 Sep 2000 Crystal Palace v Burnley D 1-1
Agg: 3-3
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Burnley v Portsmouth D 1-1 League Division 1
06 Oct 2000 Tranmere Rovers v Burnley W 2-3 League Division 1
14 Oct 2000 Burnley v Stockport County W 2-1 League Division 1
17 Oct 2000 Burnley v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Division 1
21 Oct 2000 Queens Park Rangers v Burnley W 0-1 League Division 1
25 Oct 2000 Nottingham Forest v Burnley L 5-0 League Division 1
31 Oct 2000 Burnley v Crewe Alexandra W 1-0 League Division 1
04 Nov 2000 West Bromwich Albion v Burnley D 1-1 League Division 1
11 Nov 2000 Burnley v Sheffield United W 2-0 League Division 1
18 Nov 2000 Birmingham City v Burnley L 3-2 League Division 1
21 Nov 2000 Burnley v Norwich City W 2-0 League Division 1
02 Dec 2000 Burnley v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 League Division 1
09 Dec 2000 Preston North End v Burnley L 2-1 League Division 1
17 Dec 2000 Burnley v Blackburn Rovers L 0-2 League Division 1
23 Dec 2000 Burnley v Bolton Wanderers L 0-2 League Division 1
26 Dec 2000 Barnsley v Burnley L 1-0 League Division 1
01 Jan 2001 Burnley v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-2 League Division 1
06 Jan 2001 Burnley v Scunthorpe United D 2-2 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2001 Gillingham v Burnley D 0-0 League Division 1
20 Jan 2001 Burnley v Barnsley W 2-1 League Division 1
23 Jan 2001 Scunthorpe United v Burnley L 1-1 (4-5) FA Cup 3rd round replay
03 Feb 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Burnley L 4-2 League Division 1
17 Feb 2001 Grimsby Town v Burnley L 1-0 League Division 1
20 Feb 2001 Burnley v Fulham W 2-1 League Division 1
24 Feb 2001 Burnley v Huddersfield Town W 1-0 League Division 1
03 Mar 2001 Portsmouth v Burnley L 2-0 League Division 1
06 Mar 2001 Stockport County v Burnley D 0-0 League Division 1
13 Mar 2001 Watford v Burnley W 0-1 League Division 1
17 Mar 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Burnley L 2-0 League Division 1
24 Mar 2001 Burnley v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 League Division 1
01 Apr 2001 Blackburn Rovers v Burnley L 5-0 League Division 1
14 Apr 2001 Burnley v West Bromwich Albion D 1-1 League Division 1
16 Apr 2001 Norwich City v Burnley W 2-3 League Division 1
21 Apr 2001 Burnley v Birmingham City D 0-0 League Division 1
24 Apr 2001 Burnley v Tranmere Rovers W 2-1 League Division 1
28 Apr 2001 Sheffield United v Burnley L 2-0 League Division 1
06 May 2001 Burnley v Watford W 2-0 League Division 1
15 Sep 2001 Burnley v Walsall W 5-2 League Division 1
18 Sep 2001 Birmingham City v Burnley W 2-3 League Division 1
25 Sep 2001 Burnley v Crewe Alexandra D 3-3 League Division 1
09 Mar 2002 Stockport County v Burnley W 0-2 League Division 1
17 Mar 2002 Burnley v Preston North End W 2-1 League Division 1
20 Mar 2002 Burnley v Bradford City D 1-1 League Division 1
23 Mar 2002 Sheffield United v Burnley L 3-0 League Division 1
30 Mar 2002 Burnley v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 2-3 League Division 1
01 Apr 2002 Portsmouth v Burnley D 1-1 League Division 1
06 Apr 2002 Burnley v Gillingham W 2-0 League Division 1
13 Apr 2002 Grimsby Town v Burnley L 3-1 League Division 1
21 Apr 2002 Burnley v Coventry City W 1-0 League Division 1


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

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 Poland v England W 2-3 U18 INTER TOURN
13 Jul 1982 Denmark v England W 2-5 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.