David Howells

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David Howells
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Personal information
Date of birth (1967-12-15) 15 December 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth Guildford, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1980–1985 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1998 Tottenham Hotspur 277 (22)
1998–2000 Southampton 9 (1)
1999 Bristol City (loan) 8 (1)
2001–2003 Hartley Wintney
2003–2004 Havant & Waterlooville
2004–2006 Guildford City 17 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

David Howells (born 15 December 1967) is an English former professional footballer, born in Guildford, Surrey, who played in the Football League as a midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur, with whom he spent the majority of his career, Southampton and Bristol City.[1][2]

Football career[edit]

Howells made his debut for Tottenham Hotspur as an 18-year-old in 1986, scoring in a 2–1 win against Sheffield Wednesday. He spent 12 more seasons at White Hart Lane,[3] made 335 first-team appearances,[4] and was on the winning side in the 1991 FA Cup Final. Howells also represented Southampton, scoring once against Arsenal,[5] and Bristol City[2] before retiring from the game in 2000 due to a persistent knee problem.[6]

Later career[edit]

He went on to run holiday resort-based soccer schools, was involved with Guildford City as director of football and occasional player, appeared for Havant & Waterlooville, coached at Westfield (Surrey), and became a director of a sports agency.[7][8][9]

David Howells is working at Queen Eleanor's junior school in Guildford as a P.E teacher and is teaching all years. He is also the recently appointed head coach of the first XI at Charterhouse School

Personal life[edit]

Howells has a younger brother, Gareth, who is also a professional footballer, playing in goal. As of 2010–11 season, Gareth is a player/coach at Eastleigh FC. Like his brother, Gareth was originally signed on youth terms at Tottenham, but never made the step up to play professionally for the club, and has spent almost his entire career at clubs outside of the Football League structure.[10]


  1. ^ "David Howells". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "David Howells". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "David Howells Tottenham Hotspur FC". Football Heroes. Sporting Heroes Collections. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "A–Z of Players". Tottenham Hotspur. Archived from the original on 2 July 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  5. ^ Fox, Norman (18 October 1998). "Howells of delight as Saints hold on". The Independent. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  6. ^ Lawton, Matt (23 August 2000). "Ruud can fly but not to United". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  7. ^ "Hawks act to shore up depleted team". Havant & Waterlooville F.C. 14 February 2005. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  8. ^ "New Challenge For Howells". NonLeague Daily. 9 July 2007. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  9. ^ "The High Profile Team". High Profile Contacts. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  10. ^ "Eastleigh FC Official Site". 

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