Colin Powell (footballer)

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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 and went on to make over 300 appearances for the "Addicks".[1] He also spent the 1978 season with New England Tea Men in the North American Soccer League.[2] In 1981 he moved to Gillingham, where he played for two seasons before returning to non-league football with another Kent-based club, Dartford.[1]

Post-playing career[edit]

Powell managed Margate from March 1990 to October 1990, having previously been assistant to manager Trevor Ford.[3] In 1992 he became the head groundsman at Charlton's stadium, The Valley, a post he held until June 2014.[4]


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