Dave Howitt

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Dave Howitt
Personal information
Full name David John Howitt
Date of birth (1952-08-04) 4 August 1952 (age 63)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Playing position Full back
Youth career
1968–1970 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1973 Birmingham City 2 (0)
1973–1974 Bury 20 (4)
1974–1975 Workington 35 (1)
1975–1981 Aldershot 137 (2)
1981–1983 Milton Keynes City
1983–198? Milton Keynes Borough
Newport Pagnell Town
Teams managed
1981–1983 Milton Keynes City (player-manager)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

David John Howitt (born 4 August 1952) is an English former professional footballer who made 194 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham City, Bury, Workington and Aldershot.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3] He was released at the end of the 1972–73 season, and went on to play for Bury, Workington and Aldershot,[2] for whom he played 137 league games.[1] He became player-manager of Southern League Midland Division club Milton Keynes City, then played for Milton Keynes Borough and Newport Pagnell Town.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "David Howitt". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 25 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 99. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  3. ^ Matthews, p. 208.