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Matt Mills

Full name: Matthew Claude Mills
Birthdate: 14.07.1986
Birthplace: Leicester
Position: Centre-back
Joined from: Reading
Signed by: Sven-Göran Eriksson
Nationality: England
First game: Coventry City, 06.08.2011
Last game: Watford, 14.02.2012
Games: 31
Goals: 1
Player Profile

The centre-back arrived at the King Power Stadium with a reported £5 million price tag on his head, big pressure, especially given Mills was also immediately handed the captain's armband by Sven Goran Eriksson.

Add on fees, although not confirmed and kept as 'undisclosed', could have sent his overall cost to £5.5 million when he signed from Reading, something which would have made him the most expensive player in Leicester's history.

The former Manchester City man, ironically, came up against former club Reading in City's first home game of the new 2011-12 season and had a somewhat below-par game, with some fans questioning his signing. But he improved with time, although he did get sent-off for a two-footed lunge in City's 2-0 defeat at Birmingham City in October 2011.

He began his senior career with Southampton but, after loan stints with Coventry City and Bournemouth, Manchester City snapped him up after the tall and athletic defender had appeared for England U18s and U19s. He made just two league appearances for the Citizens and was loaned out to Colchester United and Doncaster Rovers before the latter signed him on a permanent deal.

He spent a year with Doncaster before Reading signed him, for a fee believed to be around the £2 million mark, and he really kicked on to become an impressive player at Championship level. Mills and his Reading team-mates missed out on promotion to the Premier League in 2010-11 and the Foxes offer for the Royals' key man proved too good to turn down.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
2011-12Championship2513-3-----311
2011_1135_
Total2513-3-----31 1
_1135_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 06.08.2011 1 - 0 Coventry City (A) Championship
2 09.08.2011 4 - 1 Rotherham United (A) League Cup 1
3 13.08.2011 0 - 2 Reading (H) Championship
4 20.08.2011 2 - 2 Nottingham Forest (A) Championship
5 23.08.2011 4 - 2 Bury (A) League Cup 2
6 27.08.2011 3 - 2 Southampton (H) Championship
7 10.09.2011 1 - 1 Barnsley (A) Championship
8 17.09.2011 1 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion (H) Championship
9 21.09.2011 2 - 2 Cardiff City (A) League Cup 3
10 25.09.2011 0 - 0 Cardiff City (A) Championship
11 28.09.2011 0 - 0 Middlesbrough (A) Championship
12 01.10.2011 4 - 0 Derby County (H) Championship
13 16.10.2011 0 - 2 Birmingham City (A) Championship
14 01.11.2011 3 - 1 Burnley (A) Championship
15 07.11.2011 0 - 1 Leeds United (H) Championship
16 20.11.2011 3 - 0 Crystal Palace (H) Championship
17 26.11.2011 1 - 1 Portsmouth (A) Championship
18 29.11.2011 2 - 0 Blackpool (H) Championship
19 03.12.2011 1 - 2 Hull City (A) Championship
20 26.12.2011 1 - 1 Ipswich Town (H) Championship
21 31.12.2011 1 - 1 Portsmouth (H) Championship
22 02.01.2012 2 - 1 Crystal Palace (A) Championship
23 07.01.2012 0 - 0 Nottingham Forest (A) FA Cup 3
24 14.01.2012 1 - 2 Barnsley (H) Championship
25 17.01.2012 4 - 0 Nottingham Forest (H) FA Cup 3 rep
26 23.01.2012 2 - 0 Southampton (A) Championship 1
27 28.01.2012 2 - 0 Swindon Town (H) FA Cup 4
28 01.02.2012 2 - 2 Middlesbrough (H) Championship
29 04.02.2012 0 - 1 Brighton & Hove Albion (A) Championship
30 11.02.2012 2 - 1 Cardiff City (H) Championship
31 14.02.2012 2 - 3 Watford (A) Championship

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Reading £4,500,000 07.07.2011
OUT  Bolton Wanderers Unknown 04.07.2012
Player 711 of 1145 ordered a-z

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