Colin Powell (footballer)
Early life and career
Powell was born in Hendon, Middlesex, and played primarily as a winger. He joined Charlton Athletic from non-league club Barnet in 1973 and went on to make over 300 appearances for the "Addicks". He also spent the 1978 season with New England Tea Men in the North American Soccer League. In 1981 he moved to Gillingham, where he played for two seasons before returning to non-league football with another Kent-based club, Dartford.
Powell managed Margate from March 1990 to October 1990, having previously been assistant to manager Trevor Ford. In 1992 he became the head groundsman at Charlton's stadium, The Valley, a post he held until June 2014.
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- Groome, Olly (4 June 2014). "Colin Powell to leave Valley groundsman role". Charlton Athletic F.C. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
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