Mike Higgins (footballer)

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Mike Higgins
Personal information
Full name Michael Higgins
Date of birth October–December 1862
Playing position Wing-half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1880–1889 Everton 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Michael Higgins, known as Mike Higgins, was an English footballer who played in The Football League for Everton.[1]

Mike Higgins signed for Everton FC in July 1880. He made his club debut in October 1880 against Darwen and was a Liverpool Cup winner in 1884, 1886 and 1887. Higgins also played in Everton’ first—ever FA Cup tie in October 1887.[2] Note: Matthews book describes his first name as Marcus. Other sources and FreeBMD web–site confirm the first name as Michael.[3]

Mike Higgins, playing as a wing—half, made his League debut on 22 September 1888 at Wellington Road, the then home of Aston Villa. Everton were defeated by the home team 2—1. Mike Higgins appeared in one of the 22 League matches played by Everton during the 1888–89 season.[4]

Mike Higgins was a long—serving half—back, who appeared in 178 matches (one League match) and scored 36 goals while occupying eight different positions during his time with Everton. Mike Higgins later became a publican who also posted telegram reports of other League games. Mike Higgins was totally reliable, very consistent, he loved his football.[5]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. SoccerData. p. 124. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.
  2. ^ Matthews, Tony (2004). Who's Who of Everton. Mainstream Publishing. pp. 116–117. ISBN 1 84018 819 7.
  3. ^ "FreeBMD". Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  4. ^ "English National Football Archive". Retrieved 25 January 2018. (registration & fee required)
  5. ^ Matthews, Tony (2004). Who's Who of Everton. Mainstream Publishing. pp. 116–117. ISBN 1 84018 819 7.