Mick Halsall

Born 21 July 1961 in Bootle.

Mick, a midfielder began his football career as an apprentice with Liverpool but in six years with the club he never played for the first team. From Liverpool he moved to Birmingham City, Carlisle United, Grimsby Town and finally Posh.

Signed by Noel Cantwell from Grimsby Town for a fee of £25,000 during the 1987 close season, Mick soon became a fans favourite and was captain of the club through their most successful times in the 1990’s.

As well as inspirational, his energy, passion and vehemence was evident to everyone who saw him play. Mick captained the side in the 1992 Division 3 Play off final at Wembley and went on to become Posh manager in October 1995.

Mick started 248 League games (played once as a sub), scoring 28 goals, 20 FA Cup games, scoring 4 goals, 27 FL Cup games scoring 4 goals and made 20 appearances scoring 2 goals in other competitions for the Posh in the 7 seasons he spent as a player at the cub.

Did you know: The £25,000 fee paid by the Posh for Mick’s services came from funds raised through the ‘Cantwell’s Crusade’ and Lifeline Appeal.