Paul Mitchell

Date of birth26 August 1981
Place of birthStalybridge
NationalityEnglish
Weight78 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder

Mitchell stepped up to sign a full professional contract for Wigan Athletic in July 2000 but found his first-team opportunities at the JJB Stadium very limited.

He was eventually allowed to join Third Division Halifax Town on loan in March 2001 where he filled in admirably at right back in the closing months of the campaign.

He is a hard-tackling defender or midfielder with excellent distribution.

After a loan spell, Mitchell joined Milton Keynes Dons in July 2005 with a two-year contract.

His Dons contract was extended to December 2008 in June 2008.

Mitchell reited due to knee and ankle injuries in January 2009.

In addition to the yellow cards totals shown below, as an unused sub, Mitchell was booked during Milton Keynes Dons' League One game against Bristol City on 10 March 2006 following an incident on the touchline.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Wigan Athletic 03 Jul 2000 30 Jun 2005
Halifax Town 22 Mar 2001 05 May 2001 L
Swindon Town 03 Sep 2004 22 Oct 2004 L
Milton Keynes Dons 09 Dec 2004 09 Mar 2005 L
Milton Keynes Dons 01 Jul 2005 05 Jan 2009
Wrexham 12 Jan 2007 04 Feb 2007 L
Barnet 29 Aug 2008 29 Sep 2008 L

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Halifax Town League Division 3 11
2000-01 Wigan Athletic FA Cup
1
2000-01 Wigan Athletic LDV Vans Trophy 1
2000-01 Wigan Athletic League Cup 2
2000-01 Wigan Athletic League Division 2
1
1
2001-02 Wigan Athletic LDV Vans Trophy
1
2001-02 Wigan Athletic League Cup 1
2001-02 Wigan Athletic League Division 2 16
7
2
2002-03 Wigan Athletic FA Cup 1
1
2002-03 Wigan Athletic LDV Vans Trophy 2
2002-03 Wigan Athletic League Cup 1
2
2002-03 Wigan Athletic League Division 2 13
14
5
2003-04 Wigan Athletic FA Cup 1
2003-04 Wigan Athletic League Cup
1
2003-04 Wigan Athletic League Division 1 1
11
1
2004-05 Milton Keynes Dons FA Cup 1
2004-05 Milton Keynes Dons League One 13
4
2004-05 Swindon Town League One 7
1
2004-05 Wigan Athletic League Championship
1
2004-05 Wigan Athletic League Cup 1
2005-06 Milton Keynes Dons FA Cup 4
1
2005-06 Milton Keynes Dons League One 39
4
1
2006-07 Milton Keynes Dons FA Cup 1
2006-07 Milton Keynes Dons Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2006-07 Milton Keynes Dons League Cup 2
2006-07 Milton Keynes Dons League Two 13
7
1
2006-07 Wrexham League Two 5
3
2008-09 Barnet Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2008-09 Barnet League Two 3
2008-09 Milton Keynes Dons League Cup 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
22 Aug 2000 Wigan Athletic v Scunthorpe United W 1-0 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Wrexham v Wigan Athletic W 1-3 League Division 2
05 Sep 2000 Scunthorpe United v Wigan Athletic W 1-4
Agg: 1-5
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
19 Dec 2000 Notts County v Wigan Athletic L 2-1 FA Cup 2nd round replay
09 Jan 2001 Oldham Athletic v Wigan Athletic W 2-3 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
11 Aug 2001 Wigan Athletic v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
18 Aug 2001 Brighton and Hove Albion v Wigan Athletic L 2-1 League Division 2
21 Aug 2001 Blackpool v Wigan Athletic L 3-2 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
25 Aug 2001 Wigan Athletic v Bristol City L 1-2 League Division 2
22 Sep 2001 Wigan Athletic v Queens Park Rangers L 1-2 League Division 2
25 Sep 2001 Cambridge United v Wigan Athletic D 2-2 League Division 2
29 Sep 2001 Blackpool v Wigan Athletic L 3-1 League Division 2
12 Oct 2001 Cardiff City v Wigan Athletic D 2-2 League Division 2
16 Oct 2001 Wrexham v Wigan Athletic L 5-1 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
20 Oct 2001 Wigan Athletic v Wrexham L 2-3 League Division 2
03 Nov 2001 Peterborough United v Wigan Athletic W 0-2 League Division 2
13 Nov 2001 Wigan Athletic v Stoke City W 6-1 League Division 2
11 Dec 2001 Wigan Athletic v Notts County D 1-1 League Division 2
02 Feb 2002 Wigan Athletic v Blackpool L 0-1 League Division 2
26 Feb 2002 Queens Park Rangers v Wigan Athletic D 1-1 League Division 2
02 Mar 2002 Huddersfield Town v Wigan Athletic D 0-0 League Division 2
05 Mar 2002 Wigan Athletic v Cambridge United W 4-1 League Division 2
09 Mar 2002 Wigan Athletic v Oldham Athletic W 1-0 League Division 2
16 Mar 2002 Swindon Town v Wigan Athletic D 1-1 League Division 2
23 Mar 2002 Wigan Athletic v Tranmere Rovers L 1-2 League Division 2
30 Mar 2002 Port Vale v Wigan Athletic L 1-0 League Division 2
01 Apr 2002 Wigan Athletic v Peterborough United W 2-1 League Division 2
06 Apr 2002 Chesterfield v Wigan Athletic W 1-2 League Division 2
13 Apr 2002 Wigan Athletic v Northampton Town W 3-0 League Division 2
20 Apr 2002 Colchester United v Wigan Athletic D 2-2 League Division 2
07 Sep 2002 Wigan Athletic v Wycombe Wanderers W 3-0 League Division 2
10 Sep 2002 Northampton Town v Wigan Athletic W 0-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
14 Sep 2002 Chesterfield v Wigan Athletic D 0-0 League Division 2
17 Sep 2002 Tranmere Rovers v Wigan Athletic W 0-2 League Division 2
21 Sep 2002 Wigan Athletic v Peterborough United D 2-2 League Division 2
12 Oct 2002 Plymouth Argyle v Wigan Athletic W 1-3 League Division 2
19 Oct 2002 Wigan Athletic v Stockport County W 2-1 League Division 2
22 Oct 2002 Notts County v Wigan Athletic W 2-3 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
02 Nov 2002 Wigan Athletic v Crewe Alexandra W 2-0 League Division 2
05 Nov 2002 Wigan Athletic v Manchester City W 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
09 Nov 2002 Blackpool v Wigan Athletic W 0-2 League Division 2
12 Nov 2002 Wigan Athletic v Doncaster Rovers L 0-1 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - northern section
23 Nov 2002 Brentford v Wigan Athletic W 0-1 League Division 2
30 Nov 2002 Wigan Athletic v Northampton Town W 1-0 League Division 2
04 Dec 2002 Wigan Athletic v Fulham W 2-1 League Cup 4th round
07 Dec 2002 Wigan Athletic v Luton Town W 3-0 FA Cup 2nd round
21 Dec 2002 Wigan Athletic v Huddersfield Town W 1-0 League Division 2
26 Dec 2002 Port Vale v Wigan Athletic W 0-1 League Division 2
28 Dec 2002 Wigan Athletic v Swindon Town W 2-0 League Division 2
01 Jan 2003 Wigan Athletic v Notts County W 3-1 League Division 2
04 Jan 2003 Stoke City v Wigan Athletic L 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 2003 Bristol City v Wigan Athletic W 0-1 League Division 2
18 Jan 2003 Wigan Athletic v Colchester United W 2-1 League Division 2
25 Jan 2003 Swindon Town v Wigan Athletic L 2-1 League Division 2
28 Jan 2003 Mansfield Town v Wigan Athletic W 1-2 League Division 2
01 Feb 2003 Wigan Athletic v Cheltenham Town D 0-0 League Division 2
22 Feb 2003 Wycombe Wanderers v Wigan Athletic W 0-2 League Division 2
25 Feb 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Wigan Athletic W 0-1 League Division 2
01 Mar 2003 Wigan Athletic v Chesterfield W 3-1 League Division 2
04 Mar 2003 Wigan Athletic v Tranmere Rovers D 0-0 League Division 2
15 Mar 2003 Wigan Athletic v Luton Town D 1-1 League Division 2
22 Mar 2003 Queens Park Rangers v Wigan Athletic W 0-1 League Division 2
12 Apr 2003 Wigan Athletic v Brentford W 2-0 League Division 2
21 Apr 2003 Wigan Athletic v Oldham Athletic W 3-1 League Division 2
09 Aug 2003 Millwall v Wigan Athletic L 2-0 League Division 1
12 Aug 2003 Wigan Athletic v Hull City W 2-0 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
16 Aug 2003 Wigan Athletic v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
23 Aug 2003 Burnley v Wigan Athletic W 0-2 League Division 1
26 Aug 2003 Wigan Athletic v Ipswich Town W 1-0 League Division 1
13 Sep 2003 Wimbledon v Wigan Athletic W 2-4 League Division 1
27 Sep 2003 Coventry City v Wigan Athletic D 1-1 League Division 1
21 Oct 2003 Wigan Athletic v Sheffield United D 1-1 League Division 1
20 Dec 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Wigan Athletic W 2-3 League Division 1
03 Jan 2004 Wigan Athletic v West Ham United L 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 2004 Wigan Athletic v Millwall D 0-0 League Division 1
28 Feb 2004 Wigan Athletic v Walsall W 1-0 League Division 1
06 Mar 2004 Wigan Athletic v Crewe Alexandra L 2-3 League Division 1
17 Apr 2004 Crystal Palace v Wigan Athletic D 1-1 League Division 1
24 Aug 2004 Grimsby Town v Wigan Athletic L 1-0 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
31 Oct 2004 Leeds United v Wigan Athletic W 0-2 League Championship


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