Steve Howey (footballer)

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Steve Howey
Personal information
Full name Stephen Norman Howey
Date of birth (1971-10-26) 26 October 1971 (age 42)
Place of birth Sunderland, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–2000 Newcastle United 191 (6)
2000–2003 Manchester City 94 (11)
2003–2004 Leicester City 13 (1)
2004 Bolton Wanderers 3 (0)
2004 New England Revolution 3 (0)
2005 Hartlepool United 1 (0)
Total 305 (18)
National team
1995–1996 England 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Stephen Norman "Steve" Howey (born 26 October 1971 in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear) is a former footballer who played for the England national team.[1] At club level, he made more than 300 appearances in the Football League and the Premier League, playing for Newcastle United, Manchester City, Leicester City, Bolton Wanderers and Hartlepool United.[2][3] He also played briefly for the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer.[4] His main playing position was as a central defender.


In his club career, Howey played for Newcastle United, Manchester City, Leicester City. In 2004, he had an unsuccessful short spell with the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer.

A highlight of his time at Manchester City was scoring a late equaliser against rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford, in a game more remembered for the clash between Roy Keane and Alf-Inge Håland.[5]

Howey is still a very popular figure in Newcastle as part of a successful influx from Newcastle's youth academy which also included Steve Watson, Robbie Elliott and Lee Clark.

Howey earned four caps for England and was part of the Euro 96 squad. His brother Lee was also a footballer, principally with Newcastle's rivals Sunderland. Whilst at Newcastle he played in the 1998 FA Cup Final.

Howey had a short, unsuccessful spell as Manager of Crook Town, taking the helm in September 2006 and resigning just two months later after a poor run of results.

He followed this with a spell as a Youth Team Coach at Middlesbrough before making a playing return with National League side Bishop Auckland who he also serves in a coaching capacity.

Howey now co-presents Total Sport on BBC Newcastle with Marco Gabbiadini and Simon Pryde.

Steve Howey become a coach at East Durham College Football Development Centre in 2007 and become Head Coach in 2010.


  1. ^ "Steve Howey". Englandstats. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Steve Howey". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Steve Howey". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 29 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "H". All Time MLS Player Registry. Major League Soccer. Retrieved 29 January 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Man City hold Man Utd". BBC. 21 April 2001. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 

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