Anthony Howell (footballer)

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Anthony Howell
Personal information
Full name Anthony Nikille Richard Howell[1]
Date of birth (1986-05-27) 27 May 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Nottingham, England
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Alfreton Town
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Hucknall Town
2008 Eastwood Town
2008–2009 Ilkeston Town
2009 Mansfield Town 2 (0)
2009Alfreton Town (loan)
2009–2011 Alfreton Town
2011–2014 Mansfield Town 102 (12)
2014– Alfreton Town 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:45 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Anthony Nikille Richard Howell (born 27 May 1986) was best known as an English professional football player for Mansfield Town FC. His playing position is primarily as a central midfielder, although he can play as a striker or winger. Howell has acted as an emergency goalkeeper for Alfreton.


After various spells at non-league clubs (including a short spell at Mansfield), Howell signed for Alfreton, where he spent two-and-a-half years, helping the team to promotion to the Conference Premier in 2011.

He rejected a new contract at Alfreton to sign for Mansfield in June 2011.[2] Howell helped Mansfield to the 2012–13 Conference title, and thus promotion to the Football League. He was rewarded for this with a new contract.[3]

Howell played a big part in the third round of the FA cup match against Liverpool F.C, at the One Call Stadium on Sunday 6 January 2013. Howell's big moments in the game were his well saved shot by Brad Jones and his crunching tackle on Liverpool's goal scorer Luis Suarez.

Howell re-signed for Alfreton Town on a one-year contract on 29 July 2014.[4]

On 28 October 2014 in an FA Cup replay against Lincoln City, Howell played in goal. This was due to injuries and Alfreton being unable to register a player that was not registered for the original game. Alfreton lost the match 5–1.[5]


  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/07/2011 and 31/07/2011". The Football Association. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Mansfield Town sign Anthony Howell and Matt Bell". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Beevers & Howell sign League deals". Mansfield Town F.C. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Anthony Howell: Alfreton re-sign ex-Mansfield midfielder". BBC Sport. 29 July 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  5. ^ "FA Cup: Alfreton stand-in keeper Howell cannot prevent thrashing". BBC Sport. 29 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.

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