Dave Leworthy

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Dave Leworthy
Personal information
Date of birth (1962-10-22) 22 October 1962 (age 54)
Place of birth Portsmouth, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1982 Portsmouth 1 (0)
1982–1984 Fareham Town ? (?)
1984–1985 Tottenham Hotspur 11 (3)
1985–1989 Oxford United 37 (8)
1987–1988 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 6 (3)
1989–1992 Reading 44 (7)
1991 Colchester United (loan) 9 (4)
1991–1993 Farnborough Town 61 (45)
1993–1997 Dover Athletic 127 (61)
1997 Rushden & Diamonds 18 (8)
1997–2000 Kingstonian
2000–2003 Havant & Waterlooville
2006 Kingstonian
Teams managed
1995 Dover Athletic (joint caretaker)
2004 Havant & Waterlooville
2007–2008 Banstead Athletic
2008–2009 Croydon (joint)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:30, 14 March 2012 (UTC).

David Leworthy (born 22 October 1962) is an English former footballer who made his name as an intelligent centre forward.


A successful period at Farnborough Town was followed by a move to Dover Athletic, which saw the non-league transfer record broken when the Kent club paid £50,000. In January 1997 Leworthy moved to fellow Football Conference side Rushden & Diamonds, and his goals in the final 4 months of the season, including a debut goal against his former club Farnborough Town, helped ease the club away from the relegation zone and into a midtable finish.[1] However, his stay at Rushden didn't last long, and at the end of the season he moved to South-West London club Kingstonian for a club record fee of £18,000.[2][3]

Leworthy's career began to draw to a close with a period at Conference South club Havant & Waterlooville that included a spell as manager.[4]

Leworthy came out of retirement in 2006 for a brief second spell at Kingstonian. He was named manager of Banstead Athletic of the Combined Counties League Premier Division in December 2007. He left Banstead in October 2008[5] and became joint manager of Croydon alongside Peter Thomas in November. Peter Thomas left the club in January the following year.[6]



Colchester United[7]


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