Boyle, Mike

Birth Date

1st October 1908


Bearpark, Durham



Biographical Text

Mike Boyle played for Exeter City between 1936 and 1937. He joined the club from Reading and later played for Darlington and York. He had previously appeared for Bolton Wanderers after being signed from amateur football in County Durham.  

The son of an Irish-born colliery worker, Mike was playing for County Durham village side Bearpark when he signed as a professional with Bolton Wanderers in 1931 at the age of 23. Having featured in 13 matches for the Lancashire club, he moved to Reading in 1933 where he made 15 Third Division (South) appearances.  

Signing for Exeter City in the summer of 1936 the full-back made his debut at Reading against his old club on 16 September 1936, the first of 23 league games he was to play during his solitary season at St James Park. 

Moving back to the North East to sign for Darlington in 1937, Mike had two busy seasons appearing in 74 league matches before spending a single campaign with York City. 





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