28th November 1948 - Mike Channon born

On 28th November 1948, Mick Channon was in Orcheston, which is near Shrewton.

Channon has been successful at two sports - football and horse racing.

He played football for Southampton, Portsmouth and Norwich among many other clubs. Channon was capped for England 46 times, having scored 21 goals. This puts him 11th in terms of goals per games for England stikers - just behind Bobby Charlton and just ahead of Michael Owen[1]

He finished his football career at the age of 38, playing for League of Ireland team Finn Harps in Donegal, where he made one cup appearance.

Image credits

The cover of Mick Channon’s book is an ‘affliate link’, which means that if you click on it it will take you to the WH Smith website. If you buy anything on the Smith’s website I get a commission and become filthy rich.

The image is copyrighted, but because it’s essentially a way of advertizing the product, so I think that my use of it here is ‘fair use’

Footnotes

[1] The table, ordered by goals per games is 1 Vivian Woodward 1903–1911 29 23 FW 1.2609 2 Steve Bloomer 1895–1907 28 23 FW 1.2174 3 Tommy Lawton 1938–1948 22 23 FW 0.9565 4 Stan Mortensen 1947–1953 23 25 FW 0.9200 5 Jimmy Greaves 1959–1967 44 57 FW 0.7719 6 Gary Lineker 1984–1992 48 80 FW 0.6000 7 Peter Crouch 2005–2010 22 42 FW 0.5238 8 Geoff Hurst 1965–1972 24 49 FW 0.4898 9 Alan Shearer 1992–2000 30 63 FW 0.4762 10 Bobby Charlton 1958–1970 49 106 FW 0.4623 11 Mick Channon 1972–1977 21 46 FW 0.4565 12 Michael Owen 1998–2008 40 89 FW 0.4494 13 Wayne Rooney 2003– 38 87 FW 0.4368 14 David Platt 1989–1996 27 62 MF 0.4355 15 Tom Finney 1946–1958 30 76 FW 0.3947 16 Kevin Keegan 1972–1982 21 63 FW 0.3333 17 Bryan Robson 1981–1989 26 90 MF 0.2889 18 Frank Lampard 1999– 29 103 MF 0.2816 19 Steven Gerrard 2000– 21 108 MF 0.1923 Stats from England national football team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There are probably players who only played once and scored who are missing from this list, although I can’t think of any.

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