In Both Camps; Middlesbrough

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There are several players who have been at both Middlesbrough and Leicester. Brian Deane is one that comes to mind. Deane played for Middlesbrough from 1998 to 2001. His tally of games and goals was 87/18. He joined Leicester from Boro’ and again joined up with “Harry” Bassett. He was a key player in the 2002/03 promotion season, a total of 52 league appearances and 19 goals before joining West Ham in the autumn of 2003.

David Mills, once the most expensive player in English footbal when moving from Middlesbrough to West Bromwich in the late 70’s. He later became a scout at Leicester and has been part of the system for a long period of time, known especially for discovering N’Golo Kantè.

Marcus Bent had loan spells at both Leicester and Middlesbrough. Playing for Leicester in the 2003/04 season, 33 games and 7 goals for Middlesbrough he played 7 and 0 goals, it was the 2009/10 season when he played at Riverside.

Goalkeeper Karl Ikeme is a former player in both camps, coming on loan to Leicester from Wolves in 2010, and doing the same a year later joining Middlesbrough. 5 games for Leicester, 10 for Middlesbrough.

Paul Kerr joined both Middlesbrough from Aston Villa. He had his best years at Boro’ playing 125 league games, scoing 13 goals. He joined Leicester on loan from Port Vale in the 93/94 season, playing 7 league games and scoring 2 goals.

Tony McAndrew was a bright defender during his days at Middlesbrough, being at the club in two spells with a period at Chelsea in between. He later joined Leicester and their coaching staff and served under Brian Little, he moved with Little to Aston Villa.

Hugh McIlmoyle is one from the 60’s and early 70’s that had a life in both camps. Played for Leicester from 1960 to 1962 and later for Middlesbrough from 1969 to 1970. His best period in football was at Carlisle were he has a statue outside the stadium.

Defender Nicky Mohan joined Leicester from Middlesbrough. He played 99 league games for Boro’, scoring 4 goals. Later at Leicester from 1994 to 1995 playing 23 league games, zero goals.

Andy Peake started his career at Leicester as a teenage star, he later had spells at Grimsby and Charlton before playing his latter seasons at Middlesbrough, a total 86 games and 1 goal. Lennie Lawrence had a good eye for Andy as he took him both to Charlton and Borò.

Eddie Russell is also a name that comes to mind, going back to the years of the 50’s. He played for Leicester from 1953 to 1958, adding up 101 games in all competitions, 5 goals. He joined from Middlesbrough, playing 29 games and scoring 1 goal, in his two years up in the north.

Tommy Wright had a good life at Leicester, being a hero at the club from 1989 to 1992 adding up 129 league games and scoring 22 goals. He joined Borò from Leicester, playing 53 games and scoring 3 goals.

Players in both camps,

  • Goalkeepers
    • Karl Ikeme
  • Defenders
    • Sean St. Ledger
    • Nicky Mohan
  • Midfield
    • Andy Peake
    • Paul Kerr
    • Tommy Wright
    • Eddie Russell
  • Forwards
    • Hugh McIlmoyle
    • Brian Deane
    • Marcus Bent


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