|Full name||David John Howitt|
|Date of birth||4 August 1952|
|Place of birth||Birmingham, England|
|Playing position||Full back|
|1981–1983||Milton Keynes City|
|1983–198?||Milton Keynes Borough|
|–||Newport Pagnell Town|
|1981–1983||Milton Keynes City (player-manager)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Howitt was born in Birmingham. When he left Hodge Hill School in 1968, he joined Birmingham City as an apprentice, and turned professional two years later. At school he had played as a midfielder, but became a full back while in Birmingham's reserves. He made his debut in the First Division on 30 August 1972 in a 2–2 draw away to West Bromwich Albion, but dropped out of consideration once Ray Martin was available again. He was released at the end of the 1972–73 season, and went on to play for Bury, Workington and Aldershot, for whom he played 137 league games. He became player-manager of Southern League Midland Division club Milton Keynes City, then played for Milton Keynes Borough and Newport Pagnell Town.
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