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The Full Morty: Dennis Mortimer

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Mortimer was capped by England at youth [7] and under-23 level [8] and captained England B, [9] [10] but was never capped for the full England team. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Through this photograph, Mirrorpix allows us to relive those unforgettable moments that forever etch themselves into our collective memory - moments that define eras and inspire generations to come.

After realising pretty quickly that life wasn't for him, he chose to follow his heart instead and trained to become a journalist. His presence exudes leadership and charisma, qualities that undoubtedly contributed to Aston Villa's triumph in Europe's most prestigious club competition. Having made just over 400 appearances for Villa over a decade in the Midlands, he left for Brighton and Hove Albion. Now a sports speaker, pundit and coach Dennis Mortimer continues to grab press headlines despite his long-standing retirement from playing; acting as a football speaker and commentator Mortimer has provided the commentary for several Aston Villa games, working on both local and national radio.That was in 1981, and he achieved a European Cup win the following year, but his time at the club ended controversially. He worked for The Professional Football Association as regional director of coaching in the Midlands area from 1996 to 2005. He has written eight books to date, three on football, four on cricket and the award-winning biography on Hollywood movie star Steve McQueen, The Cooler King. Mortimer's youthful energy is evident as he stands confidently amidst a backdrop of cheering fans and fellow teammates.

The "Detailed stats" tab shows a player's total appearances, goals, cards and cumulative minutes of play for each competition, and indicates the season in which it occurred. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately from the article and its talk page, especially if potentially libelous. You can change your cookie preferences at any time and find out more about our cookie policy by following this link. Mortimer became an integral part of Villa's midfield and in 1982, captained the side to a 1-0 win over Bayern Munich in the European Cup, which would be the club's first and only European trophy to date. Comics used to feature snotty-nosed kids from back-to-backs taking on and, against all odds, beating posh Henrys who pronounced their 'aitches' and came from homes with inside lavatories.Dennis Mortimer became Aston Villa's most famous captain when he lifted their first League Championship trophy in 71 years in 1981, and achieved European glory the next year.

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