Focus On; Dennis Mortimer

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Mortimer was born in Liverpool. He began his career with Coventry City, where he came through the ranks to make more than 200 first-team appearances as a midfielder. His displays for Coventry attracted the attention of several top clubs, and he joined Aston Villa for £175,000 on Christmas Eve 1975.

Mortimer captained Villa to the 1980–81 Football League championship, the club’s first League title for more than 70 years. He then led the team to victory in the 1982 European Cup Final; a 1–0 win against Bayern Munich in the De Kuip Stadium came courtesy of Peter Withe’s goal, and made it six years in a row that English teams had lifted the trophy. After the game, Mortimer swapped his match shirt with an unknown Bayern player and has since attempted to recover it.[6] From 1975 to 1985 he made 406 appearances for Villa scoring 36 goals.

After leaving Villa, Mortimer moved to Brighton & Hove Albion but was only there a year before returning to the Midlands with Birmingham City,[1] thereby breaking the second-city taboo by playing for City and Villa.

Mortimer was capped by England at youth[7] and under-23 level and captained England B, but was never capped for the full England team.


  • Full Name: Dennis George Mortimer
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of Birth: 05.04.1952
  • Birthplace: Liverpool
  • Nation: England
  • Club Career: Aston Villa
    • Period: 1975-1985
    • League Games, 317
    • League Goals, 31
    • Previous Club: Coventry City
      • Transfer Fee: £175.000
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