Joe Mercer

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Horse Jockey
Date of Birth October 25, 1934
Place of Birth England
Age 86 years old
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Joseph Mercer OBE was an English football player and manager. Mercer, who played as a defender for Everton and Arsenal in his footballing career, also went on to be at the helm of Aston Villa, Manchester City and England as a manager.

About Joe Mercer

British horse racing jockey who had a career spanning nearly 40 years. His most successful horse was Brigadier Gerard.

Before Fame

He was apprentice to Frederick Sneyd.


His nickname was Smokin' Joe.

Family Life

His older brother Manny was killed in a racing accident in 1959.


His longevity and success make him comparable to American jockey Willie Shoemaker.

Information related to Joe Mercer

  • Royal Army Physical Training Corps soldiers
  • Reading F.C. wartime guest players
  • Chester City F.C. wartime guest players
  • England national football team managers
  • Aldershot F.C. wartime guest players
  • Sheffield United F.C. managers
  • Aston Villa F.C. managers
  • Manchester City F.C. managers
  • Ellesmere Port Town F.C. players
  • Coventry City F.C. managers
  • England wartime international footballers
  • English Football Hall of Fame inductees
  • Sportspeople from Cheshire
  • English Football League representative players
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Latest information about Joe Mercer updated on October 27, 2020.

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