Dave Howitt

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Dave Howitt
Personal information
Full name David John Howitt
Date of birth (1952-08-04) 4 August 1952 (age 62)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Playing position Full back
Youth career
1968–1970 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1973 Birmingham City 2 (0)
1973–1974 Bury 20 (4)
1974–1975 Workington 35 (1)
1975–1981 Aldershot 137 (2)
1981–1983 Milton Keynes City ? (?)
1983–198x Milton Keynes Borough ? (?)
Newport Pagnell Town ? (?)
Teams managed
1981–1983 Milton Keynes City (player-manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

David John "Dave" Howitt (born 4 August 1952) is an English former professional footballer who made 194 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham City,[1] Bury,[2] Workington[3] and Aldershot.[4]

Howitt was born in Birmingham. When he left Hodge Hill School in 1968, he joined Birmingham City as an apprentice, and turned professional two years later.[5] At school he had played as a midfielder, but became a full back while in Birmingham's reserves. He made his debut in the First Division on 30 August 1972 in a 2–2 draw away to West Bromwich Albion, but dropped out of consideration once Ray Martin was available again.[6] He was released at the end of the 1972–73 season, and went on to play for Bury, Workington and Aldershot,[5] for whom he played 137 league games.[4] He became player-manager of Southern League Midland Division club Milton Keynes City, then played for Milton Keynes Borough and Newport Pagnell Town.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birmingham City : 1947/48–2007/08". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 20 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Bury : 1947/48–2007/08". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 20 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Workington : 1951/52–1976/77". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 20 May 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Aldershot : 1946/47–1991/92". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 20 May 2009. 
  5. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 99. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  6. ^ Matthews, p. 208.