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Mark Lillis
Personal information
Full name Mark Anthony Lillis
Date of birth 17 January 1960 (1960-01-17) (age 49)
Place of birth    Manchester, England
Playing position Midfielder/Striker
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Huddersfield Town
Manchester City
Derby County
Aston Villa
Scunthorpe United
Stockport County
Witton Albion
206 (56)
039 (11)
015 (1)
031 (4)
068 (24)
011 (2)
00? (?)   
Teams managed
Halifax Town
Derby County
Stockport County

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Mark Anthony Lillis (born 17 January 1960 in Manchester) is a former professional footballer and manager.





Mark Lillis started his professional career at Huddersfield Town in Summer 1978. He played for Huddersfield for seven seasons before being sold in 1985 to Manchester City for £130,000. He stayed at this club for just one season, and in August 1986 was sold to Derby County for £200,000. Because of knee problems, he didn't play very often for Derby, and in September 1987 he went to Aston Villa. After that he played for Stockport County and Scunthorpe United before his playing career finished at Witton Albion at the end of the 90s.

Manager and coach

Lillis took his first job as coach for Macclesfield Town. Later, he worked for Huddersfield Town before he became assistant manager of Scunthorpe United in 1996. His first job as manager came in 1999, when he took the job at Halifax Town, a job he had until September 2000. In 2002, after John Gregory had employed him as a coach at Derby County, and Gregory was suspended from the job, Lillis was for a short time in March 2003 caretaker-manager of Derby.

In March 2003 he also became assistant manager to Sammy McIlroy who was manager of Northern Ireland, and held the part time job until October 2003. After that he became assistant manager to Sammy McIlroy at Stockport County, and when McIlroy quit the job in November 2004, Lillis became caretaker-manager of the club until the 18th December 2004 when Chris Turner took over as the new manager.

On the 30th May 2006 Mark Lillis once again took over as assistant manager to Sammy McIlroy. This time he is at Morecambe where he has recently signed a 1-year extension to his contract that keeps him at the club until the end of the 2009-10 season.


His son, Josh Lillis, plays for Scunthorpe United as a goalkeeper.

Career as a player

Club teams

Club Club Type Club Games League Games Club Goals League Goals Period
 England Huddersfield Town Professional 234 ? 63 ? 07/1978 - 06/1985
 England Manchester City Professional 51 39 15 11 06/1985 - 08/1986
 England Derby County Contract 19 15 1 1 08/1986 - 09/1987
 England Aston Villa Professional ? ? ? ? 09/1987 - 09/1989
 England Scunthorpe United Professional ? ? ? ? 09/1989 - 09/1991
 England Stockport County Professional 8 8 0 0 09/1991 - 08/1992
 England Witton Albion Professional 8 8 0 0 08/1992 - ?

Career as manager

Club teams

Club Period Games Wins Draws Defeats
 England Halifax Town 06/1999 - 09/2000 60 16 14 30

Caretaker manager

Club Period Games Wins Draws Defeats
 England Derby County 03/2003 - 03/2003 1 0 0 1
 England Stockport County 11/2004 - 12/2004 5 0 1 4


  • Mortimer, Gerald (2004): The Who's Who of DERBY COUNTY.
    Breedon Books Publishing, Derby. ISBN 1-85983-409-4

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