Bobby Howe (footballer born 1945)

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Bobby Howe
Personal information
Full name Bobby Howe
Date of birth (1945-12-22)22 December 1945
Place of birth Chadwell St Mary, England
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966-1971 West Ham 75 (4)
1971-1973 Bournemouth[1] 100 (6)
1977-1983 Seattle Sounders 11 (0)
Teams managed
1977–1983 Seattle Sounders
1993 US U-20
2001-2005 Portland Timbers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Bobby Howe (born 22 December 1945 at Chadwell St Mary) is an English former footballer.

Career[edit]

Howe originally played for West Ham United F.C. youth system before progressing through their ranks and appearing in the first team at the age of 21 in 1966. He played at Upton Park until 1971 when he switched to A.F.C. Bournemouth. He played there until his retirement from league football in 1973. Howe came out of retirement in 1977 to become the player/coach of the Seattle Sounders in the NASL where he played until 1983. After his playing days were over, Howe become the coach of the United States U-20 men's national soccer team at the 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship and later went on to become the coach of the Portland Timbers[2] from 2001-05. Howe was also in charge of the "Education of Coaches " for the US Soccer Federation. He wrote the preface for " The official playing and coaching manual of the United States Soccer Federation".[3]

Honours[edit]

As a Player[edit]

West Ham[edit]

Seattle Sounders[edit]

  • NASL National Conference
    • Winner:1977
  • NASL Western Division
    • Champions: 1980, 1982
  • Trans-Atlantic Challenge Cup Champion
    • Champions: 1981
  • Europac Cup Winners
    • Champions: 1982
  • Soccer Bowl

As a Manager[edit]

Portland Timbers[edit]

  • Commissioner’s Cup
    • Winner: 2004

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