|Full name||Gareth Ian Borrowdale|
|Date of birth||16 July 1985|
|Place of birth||Worcester Park, England|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|2008||→ Colchester United (loan)||4||(0)|
|2008–2009||→ Queens Park Rangers (loan)||0||(0)|
|2009–2013||Queens Park Rangers||22||(0)|
|2009||→ Brighton & Hove Albion (loan)||12||(0)|
|2010||→ Charlton Athletic (loan)||12||(0)|
|2011||→ Carlisle United (loan)||1||(0)|
|2011||→ Barnet (loan)||11||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:38, 30 September 2011 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Gareth Ian "Gary" Borrowdale (born 16 July 1985) is an English footballer who plays for Margate. A left-sided player, Borrowdale plays as a Left back. He has also been known to operate as a central defender.
Borrowdale began his career at Crystal Palace, and made his debut aged 17 in December 2002. He gave a good performance and made a regular place for himself in the first team, quickly making the transition to first-team football and becoming a regular member of the first XI. At just age 21 he made his 100th appearance for Palace, and looked to have a big future, collecting the club's "Young Player of the Year" award to cap some strong performances in the 2006–07 season. However, this would be his last at Selhurst Park. With his contract expired, he opted to join former Palace boss Iain Dowie to Coventry City, for a tribunal fee of £650k.
At Coventry his career has stuttered somewhat, with the team struggling and Dowie sacked, resulting in Borrowdale spending most of the season on the sidelines. In September 2008, he joined Colchester United on a month long emergency loan. He started his first match for Colchester on 26 September.
Borrowdale joined League One side Brighton & Hove Albion on loan for the remainder of the season on 6 March 2009, after an injury to first choice left-back Jim McNulty, making 12 appearances for Brighton.
On 18 March 2010, Borrowdale joined League One outfit Charlton Athletic on a 28-day emergency loan.
On 8 February 2011, Borrowdale agreed a one month loan deal with League One Carlisle United, and made his debut on the same day in a 3–0 defeat at Huddersfield Town.
On 21 May 2012, Queens Park Rangers announced Borrowdale would be leaving the club when his contract expires at the end of June.
On 8th November 2013, he signed for Ryman Premier Club, Margate
He received his first call-up to the England under-21 squad for the October 2006 play-offs against Germany, although he did not appear for the team. He has also represented England at under-17, under-18, under-19 and under-20 levels.
2007 – Crystal Palace "Young Player of the Year"
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- Gers sign Borrowdale
- Gary Borrowdale player profile at the Queens Park Rangers website
- Gary Borrowdale Official Website at officialplayerwebsites.com
- Gary Borrowdale career stats at Soccerbase