Chris Howarth

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Chris Howarth
Personal information
Full name Christopher Howarth[1]
Date of birth (1986-05-23) 23 May 1986 (age 31)[1]
Place of birth Bolton, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
0000–2005 Bolton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Bolton Wanderers 0 (0)
2006 Stockport County (loan) 0 (0)
2006 Oldham Athletic (loan) 3 (0)
2007 Carlisle United (loan) 0 (0)
2007–2009 Carlisle United 0 (0)
2009–2010 Droylsden 6 (0)
2010–2011 Rhyl
2011 Chorley
2011– Salford City
National team
2001 England Schoolboys
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:50, 7 May 2007 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:40, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Christopher "Chris" Howarth (born 23 May 1986) is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper.

After gaining the distinction of England schoolboy honours in 2001, this tall and agile player was signed up by his local club Bolton under the Academy scholarship scheme where he would spend three years under the supervision of the youth coaching team.

He was given a four-year professional contract in 2005 as the understudy to more senior keepers at Bolton such as Jussi Jääskeläinen, Ian Walker and Ali Al Habsi.

In January 2006, Howarth joined Stockport County on a month-long loan,[2] but returned to Bolton without any first team experience. Howarth was linked with a season-long loan move to St Johnstone in July 2006,[3] but after a trial the Saints dropped their interest in Howarth.[4] In the beginning of the 2006/2007 season Howarth joined Oldham Athletic on a month-long loan,[5] making his debut in a game against Swansea City, saving a penalty taken by Swansea icon Lee Trundle.[6] He has since returned to The Reebok.[7] On 22 March 2007 Horwarth joined Carlisle United on loan until the end of the 2006–07 season after Tony Williams' loan move to Wrexham.[8]

On 7 May 2007, Howarth signed for Carlisle United on a two-year contract.[9]

Two days before the 2009/10 season he signed for Droylsden, He was number two behind Craig Mawson but became the club's main Keeper when Mawson was released. He then signed for Welsh club Rhyl in the summer of 2010, before moving to Garry Flitcroft's Chorley in March 2011. He joined Salford City in October 2011.


  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ Bateman, Stephen (12 January 2006). "Hatters sign Trotters keeper". Sky Sports. Retrieved 22 March 2007. 
  3. ^ Scurr, Andrew (13 July 2006). "Saints look at Howarth". Sky Sports. Retrieved 22 March 2007. 
  4. ^ Scurr, Andrew (17 July 2006). "Saints end Howarth interest". Sky Sports. Retrieved 22 March 2007. 
  5. ^ Scurr, Andrew (4 August 2006). "Double deal for Latics". Sky Sports. Retrieved 22 March 2007. 
  6. ^ Browne, Gavin (14 August 2006). "Boss's relief". Oldham Advertiser. Archived from the original on 29 September 2006. Retrieved 22 March 2007. 
  7. ^ Scurr, Andrew (4 September 2006). "Sheridan ends duo loans". Sky Sports. Retrieved 22 March 2007. 
  8. ^ Scurr, Andrew (22 March 2007). "Bolton keeper joins Carlisle". Sky Sports. Retrieved 22 March 2007. 
  9. ^ "Carlisle snap up Bolton's Howarth". BBC Sport. 9 May 2007. Retrieved 9 May 2007. 

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