David Mills played professional football for his home town team, Middlesbrough, from the age of 16. Whilst there he played for England under-23s and was selected for the Senior England International Squad. He made the record books as Britain's most expensive footballer in 1979 when transferred from Middlesbrough to West Bromwich Albion for GBP516,000. Following his time at West Brom, David then had periods at Sheffield Wednesday, Newcastle United and Darlington. After retiring from playing football, David worked for television and radio before becoming a scout for Newcastle United, Middlesbrough and Leicester City. He is currently senior scouting co-ordinator with Hull City.