Dean Howell

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Dean Howell
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Personal information
Full name Dean George Howell
Date of birth (1980-11-29) 29 November 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Burton upon Trent, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender, midfielder
Club information
Current team
Free Agent
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Notts County 1 (0)
1999–2000 Spalding United (loan) 0 (0)
2000–2001 Crewe Alexandra 1 (0)
2001 Rochdale (loan) 3 (0)
2001–2003 Southport 61 (4)
2003–2004 Morecambe 30 (3)
2004–2005 Halifax Town 33 (6)
2005–2006 Colchester United 4 (0)
2006 Halifax Town 1 (0)
2006–2007 Weymouth 17 (0)
2007 Grays Athletic 8 (0)
2007–2008 Rushden & Diamonds 43 (1)
2008–2010 Aldershot Town 17 (1)
2008 Bury (loan) 3 (0)
2010–2012 Crawley Town 72 (4)
2012–2014 Fleetwood Town 38 (1)
2013–2014 Bury (loan) 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:25, 10 July 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Dean George Howell (born 29 November 1980) is an English footballer, who plays at left-back or left-midfield. He is currently a Free Agent.

Schoolboy and trainee[edit]

Howell started as a schoolboy at Stoke City before moving to Notts County as a trainee. He then signed a professional contract in July 1999. Howell was then loaned out to Spalding United for the 1999–2000 season.

Career[edit]

Howell playing for Crawley Town.

In July 2000, Howell then joined Crewe Alexandra, after impressed manager Dario Gradi during his two-week trial.[1] Crewe Alexandra then loaned out Howell, first of all, for two months to Rochdale and then to Southport for a month. His move to Southport was made permanent with a two-year contract, after making an impressive start at Haig Avenue.[2]

Howell then moved up the Lancashire coast to Christie Park, when he signed for Morecambe after Southport were relegated.[3] Howell was then released at the end of the season and signed for Halifax Town.[4]

In August 2005, Howell joined Colchester United on a six-month contract.[5] Unfortunately, a double hernia restricted his appearances before he returned to Halifax Town, where injury again restricted him to just one appearance in four months. Howell's next move was in June 2006, when Howell joined Weymouth following his release by Halifax Town.[6] He made just 17 appearances before joining Grays Athletic.[7]

In the summer of 2007, Howell joined up with his former manager Garry Hill at Rushden & Diamonds.[8] During the 2007–08 season, he made 49 appearances in all competitions, including the Conference League Cup final defeat by Aldershot Town. In May 2008, Howell left Nene Park and became Aldershot Town's first signing of the summer.[9] In November 2008, after limited appearances for Aldershot Town, Howell was loaned out to Bury on a one-month loan.[10]

He joined Crawley Town in July 2010 after he was released by Aldershot.[11] He was named in the Conference Team of the Year for the 2010–11 season after Crawley won the title and so promotion to League Two.[12] In May 2012, Howell was released by the club after being deemed surplus to requirements.[13] He then joined newly promoted Football League Two side Fleetwood Town on a two-year deal.[14]

On 5 November 2013, Dean re-joined League Two side Bury. He signed a loan move to keep him at the club until 5 January 2014.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Howell is vegan and has launched his own vegan organic food company.[16][17]

Honours[edit]

Crawley Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gradi signs Howell". BBC Sport. 26 July 2000. Retrieved 26 July 2000. 
  2. ^ "Southport reward Howell". BBC Sport. 14 February 2002. Retrieved 14 February 2002. 
  3. ^ "Shrimps sign Howell". BBC Sport. 16 June 2003. Retrieved 16 June 2003. 
  4. ^ "Shaymen snap up Howell". BBC Sport. 16 July 2004. Retrieved 16 July 2004. 
  5. ^ "Winger Howell joins Colchester". BBC Sport. 1 August 2005. Retrieved 1 August 2005. 
  6. ^ "Midfielder Howell joins Weymouth". BBC Sport. 16 June 2006. Retrieved 16 June 2006. 
  7. ^ "Grays beat deadline to sign trio". BBC Sport. 1 February 2007. Retrieved 1 February 2007. 
  8. ^ "Diamonds sign Burgess and Howell". BBC Sport. 3 August 2007. Retrieved 3 August 2007. 
  9. ^ "Aldershot sign Diamonds' Howell". BBC Sport. 13 May 2008. Retrieved 13 May 2008. 
  10. ^ "Howell makes Bury switch". virginmedia.com. Retrieved 27 November 2008. 
  11. ^ "New signing Dean Howell backs Crawley Town promotion". BBC Sport. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  12. ^ "Blue SQ Bet Premier 'Team of the Year'". Blue Square Bet Premier. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "Mills among Crawley casualties". Sky Sports. 8 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  14. ^ "Fleetwood win race for Howell". Sky Sports. 26 May 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  15. ^ "Player returns". www.buryfc.co.uk. 5 November 2013. 
  16. ^ Sami Mokbel (17 February 2012). "Dean Howell has some shock ingredients | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  17. ^ "Organic natural foods – About". Revolution-foods.com. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 

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