Dean Bowditch

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Dean Bowditch
Personal information
Full name Dean Peter Bowditch
Date of birth (1986-06-15) 15 June 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Bishop's Stortford, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Milton Keynes Dons
Number 9
Youth career
Ipswich Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2009 Ipswich Town 72 (8)
2005 Burnley (loan) 10 (1)
2006 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 11 (1)
2006 Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 3 (1)
2007–2008 Northampton Town (loan) 10 (2)
2008 Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 5 (0)
2008–2009 Brentford (loan) 9 (2)
2009–2011 Yeovil Town 71 (25)
2011– Milton Keynes Dons 96 (21)
National team
2001–2002 England U16 8 (0)
2002–2003 England U17 5 (0)
2004–2005 England U19 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:29, 27 August 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:21, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Dean Peter Bowditch (born 15 June 1986 in Hertfordshire) is an English footballer who is currently playing for Milton Keynes Dons after having rejected a new contract with Yeovil Town. He started his football career with Ipswich Town as a trainee before being selected for the first team in 2003.

After over 70 appearances for Ipswich and numerous loans to other Football League clubs, Bowditch signed for Yeovil Town in 2009.

Family[edit]

He has an older brother Ben Bowditch, who plays for Thurrock.

Career[edit]

Ipswich Town[edit]

He made his Ipswich Town first team debut in March 2003, aged 16, when he came off the bench against local rivals Norwich City, a match which Ipswich won 2–0. The following season, becoming the youngest Ipswich player to score a hat-trick, against Watford. He picked up the Dale Roberts award as the best performer from the academy for 2003–04. A series of injuries saw Bowditch feature less for the Ipswich first team and he was loaned to Burnley, Wycombe and Brighton. On 22 November 2008 he signed a one-month loan deal at Northampton Town.

On 11 February 2008, Bowditch agreed to re-join Brighton on loan, initially for one-month. On 31 October 2008, he joined Brentford on loan until January 2009, with an option to be recalled after one month.[1]

Ipswich released Bowditch at the end of the 2008–09 season.[2]

Yeovil Town[edit]

Bowditch signed a one-year deal with League One club Yeovil on 30 July 2009.[3] He scored on his debut against Tranmere but was later injured. On 14 November, he returned from injury and scored as a second half substitute in Yeovil's 1–0 win over Southend. He scored his ninth goal of the season against Leeds United on 5 April 2010 in a 2–1 defeat. He reached double figures for the season with the opener against Millwall on Tuesday 13 April 2010. He finished the season as Yeovil's top scorer. On 16 June 2010, he signed a new contract with Yeovil. He was informed by the club at the end of the 2010/11 season that he was one of seven Yeovil players who would be awarded new contracts.[4] He rejected this contract offer and left Yeovil.

Milton Keynes Dons[edit]

On 20 June 2011, Dean Bowditch signed a two-year deal with MK Dons,[5] becoming manager Karl Robinson's first signing of the 2011/12 season. Despite playing as a striker for most of his career he has spent the majority of his spell at the Dons playing wide left, providing 13 assists and scoring 15. He has become a fan favourite for the Dons and was their top scorer and topped the assist table for the 2012/13 season, despite being primarily deployed as a winger or a wide midfielder. On 10 March 2014, Bowditch signed a new one-year deal with the Dons.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 6 May 2014.[7]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ipswich Town 2002–03[8] First Division 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2003–04[9] First Division 16 4 1 0 2 1 1 0 20 5
2004–05[10] Championship 21 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 24 3
2005–06[11] Championship 21 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 22 0
2006–07[12] Championship 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 1
2007–08[13] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09[14] Championship 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Total 72 8 1 0 7 1 2 0 82 9
Burnley (loan) 2004–05[10] Championship 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 2005–06[11] League Two 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 2006–07[12] League One 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1
2007–08[13] League One 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 1
Northampton Town (loan) 2007–08[13] League One 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2
Brentford (loan) 2008–09[14] League Two 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2
Yeovil Town 2009–10[15] League One 30 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 10
2010–11[16] League One 41 15 2 0 1 0 1 0 45 15
Total 71 25 2 0 1 0 1 0 75 25
Milton Keynes Dons 2011–12[17] League One 41 12 4 3 3 0 3 0 51 15
2012–13[18] League One 39 8 5 3 3 1 1 0 48 12
2013–14[19] League One 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
2014–15[20] League One 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Total 96 21 10 6 7 1 4 0 117 28
Career total 287 61 13 6 15 2 8 0 323 69
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League Trophy and Play-off matches.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dean Completes Loan". Ipswich Town Official Site. 31 October 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Town Release Seven". Club Fanzine. 8 May 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Striker Dean Signs". Yeovil Town Official Site. 30 July 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Terry Skiverton offers seven new Yeovil Town deals". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 5 May 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "MK Dons sign Dean Bowditch from Yeovil Town". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 21 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Bowditch pens new deal". Milton Keynes Dons FC. 10 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Dean Bowditch". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  13. ^ a b c "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 

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