Bobby Howe (footballer, born 1945)

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Bobby Howe
Personal information
Full name Bobby Howe
Date of birth (1945-12-22) 22 December 1945 (age 72)
Place of birth Chadwell St Mary, England
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1971 West Ham United 75 (4)
1971–1973 Bournemouth[1] 100 (6)
1977–1983 Seattle Sounders 11 (0)
Teams managed
1977–1983 Seattle Sounders
1993 US U-20
2001–2005 Portland Timbers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Bobby Howe (born 22 December 1945 at Chadwell St Mary) is an English former footballer.


Howe originally played for West Ham United F.C. youth system before progressing through their ranks and appearing in the first team at the age of 21 in 1966. He played at Upton Park until 1971 when he switched to A.F.C. Bournemouth. He played there until his retirement from league football in 1973. Howe came out of retirement in 1977 to become the player/coach of the Seattle Sounders in the NASL where he played until 1983. After his playing days were over, Howe become the coach of the United States U-20 men's national soccer team at the 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship and later went on to become the coach of the Portland Timbers[2] from 2001-05. Howe was also in charge of the "Education of Coaches " for the US Soccer Federation. He wrote the preface for " The official playing and coaching manual of the United States Soccer Federation".[3] Howe also had a short stint with the Saint Kitts and Nevis national football team towards the end of 2012 in a consultancy role.[4]

After managing the Portland Timbers, Bobby became the Director of Coaching for Emerald City FC youth soccer club in Seattle, Washington. He has served in this role for 11 years. In January 2016, Bobby was the 2016 recipient of the "Dr. Thomas Fleck, US Youth Soccer Excellence in Coaching" award.[5]


As a Player[edit]

West Ham[edit]

Seattle Sounders[edit]

  • NASL National Conference
    • Winner:1977
  • NASL Western Division
    • Champions: 1980, 1982
  • Trans-Atlantic Challenge Cup Champion
    • Champions: 1981
  • Europac Cup Winners
    • Champions: 1982
  • Soccer Bowl

As a Manager[edit]

Portland Timbers[edit]

  • Commissioner's Cup
    • Winner: 2004


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