Cameron Howieson

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Cameron Howieson
Personal information
Full name Cameron Drew Neru Howieson[1]
Date of birth (1994-12-22) 22 December 1994 (age 19)[2]
Place of birth Blenheim, New Zealand
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Burnley
Number 32
Youth career
2008–2010 Mosgiel AFC
2010–2011 Asia–Pacific Football Academy
2011–2012 Burnley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Burnley 2 (0)
2013 Doncaster Rovers (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2011 New Zealand U17 7 (2)
2013– New Zealand U20 8 (2)
2012 New Zealand U23 6 (0)
2012– New Zealand 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:00, 21 February 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:47, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Cameron Drew Neru Howieson (born 22 December 1994) is a New Zealand footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Burnley. He also plays for the New Zealand national team.

Howieson signed a professional two-and-a-half-year contract with Burnley in March 2012, having joined from the Asia–Pacific Football Academy in July 2011, having previously played for Mosgiel AFC. He made his first-team debut in April 2012. He has represented New Zealand at the 2011 OFC U-17 Championship and 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Howieson started his career with Mosgiel AFC, whilst attending Otago Boys' High School for two years, before departing for the Lincoln-based Asia–Pacific Football Academy in 2010.[3][4] He was spotted by football scout Graham McMann – a former under-16 coach at Burnley – whilst playing in the under-14 South Island tournament in Timaru.[5] McMann continued to track his progress at the APFA for two years, where he had formerly worked as a scout.[6] McMann got in touch with his contacts at Football League side Burnley, who agreed to give Howieson a week on trial in April 2011.[6] He made an instant impression on the club's coaching staff after scoring two goals in a trial match against Carlisle United.[6]

Burnley[edit]

Howieson signed a two-year scholarship with Burnley in July 2011, after impressing on trial.[7] He scored his first goal for the youth team in November 2011, in a 6–1 win over rivals Preston North End.[8] Howieson grabbed headlines when he scored two goals in the FA Youth Cup quarter final against Fulham in February 2012, helping the Clarets in to the semi-finals for the first time since 1978.[9] His performances in the FA Youth Cup attracted interests from Newcastle and Liverpool in March 2012.[10] On 29 March 2012, Howieson signed professional terms with Burnley on a two-and-a-half-year deal, keeping him at the club until June 2014.[11] On 31 March, Howieson was named on the bench for Burnley's game away at Portsmouth and as such was given squad number 32, however, he was an unused substitute.[12] He made his senior debut three days later in a 3–1 defeat against Birmingham City in the Football League Championship, replacing Josh McQuoid as an 84th minute substitute.[13] Whilst doing so, he became the youngest ever Kiwi in the Football League at the age of 17 years and 103 days, beating the previous record by 22 days, set by Chris Wood for West Bromwich Albion in April 2009.[6] He also became the youngest Burnley player in a quarter of a century.[14]

On 21 February 2013, he joined League One side Doncaster Rovers on a youth loan until the end of the season.[15]

International career[edit]

Howieson was born in Blenheim, New Zealand, to a Scottish-born father and a mother of Samoan heritage.[6] Under FIFA eligibility rules he can represent New Zealand, Scotland, England and Samoa.[6] In January 2011, Howieson was called up to the New Zealand squad for the 2011 OFC U-17 Championship, hosted by New Zealand.[16] He scored a header in New Zealand's first game of the tournament, in a 5–1 win over Vanuatu.[17] He featured in the remaining three group games as New Zealand progressed to the final. They won their fourth title courtesy of a 2–0 victory over Tahiti in the final, with Howieson scoring a 30-yard free-kick.[18] Due to the tournament win, New Zealand qualified for the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico.[19] Howieson was part of the squad that participated, featuring in all three group games as New Zealand progressed to the Round-of-16.[20][21] New Zealand were eventually knocked out by Japan in a 6–0 defeat, however, Howieson was suspended due to picking up two bookings in the group stage.[22] In 2012, Howieson had overtures from a Scottish Football Association scout about switching his international allegiance to Scotland.[5] Cameron has stated that he wishes to represent New Zealand at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup hosted in his home country.[5]

On 14 May 2012, Howieson was called up to the New Zealand senior squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.[23] On 24 May 2012, Howieson came on as a 72nd substitute in the All White's international friendly against El Salvador.[24][25] He also made an appearance at the 2012 OFC Nations Cup as a second half substitute. On 21 June 2012 Howieson was called up to the New Zealand Under-23 squad for the Summer Olympic Games in London.[26]

Howieson the played in all three of New Zealand's fixtures during the games, appearing each time as a substitute. This included a full 45 minute appearance against Brazil which ended in a 3–0 defeat. New Zealand were eliminated from their group after collecting only 1 point from a 1–1 Draw with Egypt.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 28 April 2012.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Burnley 2011–12[27] Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13[28] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14[29] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Doncaster Rovers (loan) 2012–13[30] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

International[edit]

As of match played 5 March 2014.[31]
International statistics
National team Year Apps Goals
New Zealand 2012 4 0
2013 2 0
2014 1 0
Total 7 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players Registered as Scholars in Accordance with Rule C.3 Between 01/10/2011 and 31/10/2011" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 444. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Alumni". APFA. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Football: Former Mosgiel striker signs to play for Burnley". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "Rising star Howieson compared to Ryan Nelsen". Stuff. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Premier league eyes Christchurch talent". The Press. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "New Zealander Howieson joins Clarets – Burnley FC". Clarets Mad. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Youth Team Fixtures and Results 2011/12". Burnley F.C. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  9. ^ Nick Houlton. "Clarets set up all-Lancashire semi". TheFA. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  10. ^ Tony Smith. "Cameron Howieson attracts interest from Liverpool...". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  11. ^ Tony Scholes. "Conlan and Howieson become Clarets' professionals". Clarets Mad. Retrieved 29 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "Portsmouth 1 – 5 Burnley". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 
  13. ^ "Burnley 1 – 3 Birmingham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 
  14. ^ "Cameron is youngest in a quarter of a century". Claretsmad. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  15. ^ "Rovers Capture Claret Howieson". Claretsmad. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  16. ^ "New Zealand Official Team List". OFC. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  17. ^ "Vanuatu 1 – 5 New Zealand". OFC. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  18. ^ "Tahiti 0 – 2 New Zealand". OFC. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  19. ^ "Qualifiers". FIFA. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  20. ^ "New Zealand". FIFA. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  21. ^ "Matches". FIFA. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  22. ^ "Young All Whites dream ended". Voxy. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  23. ^ "Herbert includes Payne and Howieson for World Cup qualifiers". New Zealand Football. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  24. ^ Cameron Howieson at National-Football-Teams.com
  25. ^ "All Whites versus El Salvador Friendly". Stuff.co.nz. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  26. ^ http://www.burnleyfootballclub.com/page/LatestHeadlines/0,,10413~2818208,00.html
  27. ^ "Burnley 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  28. ^ "Burnley 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  29. ^ "Burnley 2013/2014 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  30. ^ "Doncaster 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  31. ^ "Cameron Howieson". National Football Teams. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 

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