2008-10 Bristol Rovers, Free |
2010-12 Yate Town |
2012 Chippenham Town |
2012-15 Ipswich Town, £10k |
2015-19 AFC Bournemouth, £10.17m |
2019 Aston Villa (L) 18 (2) |
2019- Aston Villa, £20.6m, 73 (4) |
AT A GLANCE
Tyrone Deon Mings
Saturday, 13 March 1993
Thursday, 31 January 2019,
Monday, 8 July 2019
Dean Smith |
First Squad Appearance
Saturday, 2 February 2019
Saturday, 2 February 2019
Friday, 8 February 2019
Final Squad Appearance
Friday, 31 May 2019
End of Loan
(6 ft 4 in) 1.96 m
2018-19 Play Off Final Winners |
2019-20 League Cup Runners Up |
Player #932 for Aston Villa, Tyrone Deon Mings, known as Tyrone Mings has played as a centre back for the club since 2018-19.
Tyrone was born in Bath on 13 March 1993 and made his Villa debut at the age of 25 in the 0-0 Championship draw against Reading on Saturday, 2 February 2019.
Villa had signed Tyrone on loan from AFC Bournemouth until the end of the 2018-19 Football League Championship Season.
Villa are a club with a deep connection between players and fans and have had some relationships that transcend the relatively short time that players actual appear in the claret and blue of Villa.
Few players however have ever made such an impact as Tyrone Mings in such a short time.
An uncelebrated but clearly talented player who the Villa faithful took to their hearts within minutes of his debut - a feeling that was clearly and unashamedly reciprocated - saw not only a new cult hero but also a new belief system instilled in the Villa vintage of 2019.
If Tyrone was in the team anything was possible.
Some incredible performances followed and Tyrone played an integral role in Villa recording a 10 game winning sequence that led the club to a Championship Play Off final victory and promotion to the Premier League after 3 seasons away.
Tyrone’s legacy was already enshrined, despite still being a Bournemouth player, for his performances on the pitch with the assured defending and personality of Villa greats such as Olof Mellberg and Martin Laursen being brought back to the club by the boy from Bath.
That legacy was further entrenched with his post Play off celebrations and his legendary ‘day after’ full kit pose at Bournemouth Station.
Tyrone Mings had played just 18 games for Villa.
After a nerve wracking waiting game and much frustration Villa finally bought Tyrone from parent club AFC Bournemouth for a fee of £20,600.000 on 8 July 2019 and a new chapter began.
With Villa in the Premier League and Mings having proved himself a leader on the pitch and off it, hopes were high for Tyrone in the top flight. For a time that indeed was the case however as Villa struggled to readjust to Premier League football - and it must be said struggles with misfortune - Tyrone began to look far less secure than had been hoped. Successive partnerships with Björn Engels, Kortney Hause and Ezri Konsa worked on occasion but didn’t quite click as basic errors began to creep into Tyrone’s game. But Tyrone, and his boss Dean Smith, are nothing if they are not fighters and as football resumed post the its suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic so did a new found resilience and confidence in the Villa defence. Tyrone was back to his best but although Villa still struggled to get league points on the board, he led Villa to their ninth league cup final on 1 March 2020 and was instrumental in helping Villa collect enough results to keep Villa in the top flight.
In total in 2019-20 Mings made 36 appearances for Villa ending the season where he started - with great promise.
Tyrone throughout the 2019-20 season also built new, deeper links with the club and fan base as well as launching philanthropic ventures, being a vocal voice for social commentary and sealing a tie up with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation as he grew his international profile beyond being ‘just’ a footballer.
Tyrone Mings, a special man, a special player, at a special club.
2020-21 saw Mings receive the coveted number 5 shirt and if anything his performances had improved beyond even the standards he had set in 2018-19.
Tyrone was instrumental in Villa winning their opening four league games for the first time since 1931, winning their first three away league matches without conceding for the first time in their history and securing impressive victories including a 7-2 thrashing of reigning champions Liverpool and a 3-0 demolition of Arsenal in their own back yard.
Tyrone proved instrumental alongside regular partner Ezri Konsa in Villa’s clean sheet record and climb up the table. Together with new Villa ‘keeper Emi Martinez they collected 8 clean sheets from 13 games as Villa made their best start to a top flight season for over two decades.
Tyrone didn’t have it all his own way however, losing regular partner Konsa to illness, Mings had to create an equally strong partnership with Kortney Hause and in doing so the pair kept three successive clean sheets and delivered 9 points from 9 over the festive period. That was despite Mings receiving his second red card in a Villa shirt following his Boxing Day tussle with Crystal Palace’s professional irritant Wilfred Zaha. Both of Mings’ Villa dismissals had come in the first halves of the game and both resulted in strong wins for Villa. Even when he’s not there he’s driving Villa forward.
As a result of his red card Tyrone was forced to sit out the away game at Chelsea, the first League game he had missed since Sunday, 16 February 2020.
Following his suspension Mings immediately won his place back but as with the rest of the Villa first team squad Mings was forced to go into isolation due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the club and collectively did not return to action until Wednesday, 20 January 2021.
Mings would be an ever present partnering the sublime Ezri Konsa at centre back through to April 2021 by which time he had helped Villa, alongside his partner, as well Emiliano Martínez, Matty Cash and Matt Targett to 14 clean sheets in the Premier League including a club equalling record of eight away lock outs.
Mings however didn’t have things all his own way, appointed captain in the absence of Jack Grealish, his leadership qualities continued to blossom however alongside Konsa it was clear that the younger partner was Villa’s pre-eminent centre back and although the partnership was proving to be one to rival the best of Villa’s defensive heroes, Mings, as he had succumbed to before the suspension of the Premier League in 2019-20, began to make mistakes that suggested an over-confidence or lack of alertness from which his partner apparently did not suffer. As a result a Mings mistake led to conceding against Fulham followed by a similar rick at Anfield in the following fixture that thankfully wasn’t punished. With Kortney Hause returning to the squad after a 15 game injury absence, the competition for places would hopefully encourage Mings to regain his solidity and composure at the back as Villa searched for a top eight finish for the first time in over a decade.