Colin Powell (footballer)

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Colin Powell
Personal information
Full name Colin David Powell
Date of birth (1948-07-07) 7 July 1948 (age 70)
Place of birth Hendon, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Stevenage Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Stevenage Town
1968 Cambridge City
1968–1973 Barnet
1973–1981 Charlton Athletic 321 (30)
1978New England Tea Men (loan) 20 (2)
1981–1983 Gillingham 55 (1)
Tooting & Mitcham United
Teams managed
1990 Margate
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Colin David Powell (born 7 July 1948) is an English retired professional footballer, active during the 1970s and 1980s. He spent the bulk of his career with Charlton Athletic.

Early life and career[edit]

Powell was born in Hendon, Middlesex, and played primarily as a winger. He joined Charlton Athletic from non-league club Barnet in 1973 after making his debut with Stevenage Town at the age of 17,[1] and went on to make over 300 appearances for the "Addicks".[2] He also spent the 1978 season with New England Tea Men in the North American Soccer League.[3] In 1981, he moved to Gillingham, where he played for two seasons before returning to non-league football with another Kent-based club, Dartford.[2] Always affectionately known as "Paddy".

Post-playing career[edit]

Powell managed Margate from March 1990 to October 1990, having previously been assistant to manager Trevor Ford.[4] In 1992, he became the head groundsman at Charlton's stadium, The Valley, a post he held until June 2014.[5]


  1. ^ "COLIN "PADDY" POWELL". Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b Triggs, Roger (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. p. 260. ISBN 0-7524-2243-X.
  3. ^ "NASL-". Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Colin Powell — Manager". 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  5. ^ Groome, Olly (4 June 2014). "Colin Powell to leave Valley groundsman role". Charlton Athletic F.C. Retrieved 4 June 2014.