leigh mills - fact file

2004 - 2009            defender

Born on 8th February 1988 in Winchester, Hampshire, England.

Height : -  1.91 m  (6' 3")

Weight : -  - kgs 


A central defender who joined Tottenham as a first-year scholar in the Spurs Academy in July 2004.  Leigh was previously on the books of Swindon Town and he represented Hampshire at under-15 and under-16 level, captaining the England under-16 side, but he had not made a first team appearance for the Wiltshire club.  He has been capped for his country at under-17 level and went straight into the under-18 side for Spurs.

Mills maintained a steady development through the youth sides and in 2006-07, he broke into the reserves and played regularly, showing good composure and skill in impressing youth coach Clive Allen.

In May 2008, Leigh signed a new professional contract with Spurs.

Went out on loan at the start of the 2008-09 season with Brentford, but this was quickly cancelled and he spent a loan spell at Gillingham, where he impressed from the start of the season, but returned to Tottenham in December.

A month later, the club announced that his registration had been cancelled.

Had been on trial at Aldershot, but was not taken on at the Recreation Ground.  Eventually got a contract with his hometown club, Winchester City, where he played for two years before joining Eastleigh, who he left after five months on 13th February 2013, when the club decided to go full-time.  Blackfield and Langley was Mills' next club, where he won a Wessex League Championship medal ... his second.

Leigh then rejoined Winchester City in

Worked in the Wellington Academy in Ludgershall, Wiltshire as a sports teacher, while studying for a Sports Science degree.

Married in 2007, Leigh lives with his wife and three children in Andover.




Career Record
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
Swindon Town ?? ?? 0 0
Brentford Summer 2008 Loan ??  ?? ??
Gillingham 8th August 2008 - 1st January 2009 Loan 16th August 2008  v Luton Town (League Two) (home) lost 0-1 8 1
Winchester City July 2010 Free ??  ?? ??
Eastleigh September 2012 Free ??  9 ??
Blackfield and Langley 29th January 2013 Free ??  ?? ??
Winchester City June 2013 Free ??  ?? ??
- ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
- ?? ?? ??  ?? ??

England international
0 full caps;  0 goals
0 Under-21 caps; 0 goals
Under-18 caps; goals
Under-17 caps; goals
Under-16 caps; goals




What they said about Leigh Mills
Peter Suddaby (THFC Academy Manager) ...  27.11.2004 (The Guardian Weekend magazine)

"By his regular selection for the England under-17 team, Leigh has been recognised as a leading player at his age in the country.  'He has an excellent attitude to maintaining his football progress, and we have great hopes that he will play at a very high level."

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What Leigh Mills said about ...
... his ambitions at THFC ... 

"At the moment my aim is to play well in the under-18s, to keep working hard, then hopefully get into the Tottenham reserve team and keep in the England under-17 squad. Long-term I'd like to get a permanent reserve team place and in a few years' time, be in the Tottenham first team."

... the best thing about being 16 ...  27.11.2004 (The Guardian Weekend magazine)

"The greater independence you get; I'm able to choose what I do with my life now."

... the worst thing about being 16 ...  27.11.2004 (The Guardian Weekend magazine)

"I'm too young to drive!."

... his 16th birthday party ...  27.11.2004 (The Guardian Weekend magazine)

"I had a family one, went to the cinema (can't remember the film), then my girlfriend cooked me a meal."

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