Michael Frederick ‘Micky’ Horswill

Micky Horswill (born 6 March 1953) comes from Annfield Plain in County Durham.

He was an English professional footballer for Sunderland, Manchester City, Plymouth Argyle, Hull City, Happy Valley of Hong Kong and Carlisle United, where he finished his career.

Micky started his footballing career at Sunderland at the age of just 12. In 1971, he signed his professional contract at the club, and made his debut on 4 April 1972 against Preston North End in a 3–1 win. His first goal for Sunderland was against Middlesbrough in February 1973, when Sunderland won 4–0. Micky played in every game in Sunderland's 1972–73 FA Cup run, and also featured in the final of the tournament, where Second Division Sunderland beat Leeds United 1–0.

In total he played 69 league games for the club, scoring three goals, before he moved on to Manchester City. In 1975 he moved to Plymouth Argyle, where he established himself as a regular in the team, going on to make 102 appearances. He then moved to Hull City in 1978, where he made 84 league appearances. This was followed by a brief spell in Hong Kong, with Happy Valley, before he finished his playing career with Carlisle United.

After ending his footballing career, Micky worked for Real Radio North East as a presenter of the station's Legends Football Phone-In, alongside Malcolm Macdonald and Bernie Slaven. Although axed after the 2011-12 season, it was resurrected by Darlington-based station Star Radio North East.