Mitchell, Anthony

Birth Date

7th September 1956


Redruth, Cornwall



Biographical Text

Tony Mitchell, a St Luke’s College student, had played senior non-league football on signing for Exeter City in the late 1970s. Playing as a defender he featured prominently in the 1979/80 season and made sixty league appearances during his time at St James’ Park. He later moved back to London and played for Sutton United.  

Having previously played for Leatherhead, Mitchell was a student at St Lukes College in Exeter when he was signed initially on non contract forms by Exeter City in July 1977. He made his league debut in October 1978 lining up against Gillingham at St James’ Park, and went on to feature in a total of 10 games that season. The following season saw Mitchell win a regular place in the side and he became renowned for his man to man marking skills, appearing 34 league games as well as appearing at Liverpool in the the Football League Cup. Mitchell only featured in three matches in 1980/81, his final season at the club, including playing in the final two games.

After being released he signed for Sutton United.





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