Dean Bowditch

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Dean Bowditch
Personal information
Full name Dean Peter Bowditch
Date of birth (1986-06-15) 15 June 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth Bishop's Stortford, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder / Striker
Club information
Current team
Milton Keynes Dons
Number 9
Youth career
Ipswich Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2009 Ipswich Town 72 (8)
2005 Burnley (loan) 10 (1)
2006 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 11 (1)
2006 Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 3 (1)
2007–2008 Northampton Town (loan) 10 (2)
2008 Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 5 (0)
2008–2009 Brentford (loan) 9 (2)
2009–2011 Yeovil Town 71 (25)
2011– Milton Keynes Dons 129 (29)
National team
2001–2002 England U16 8 (0)
2002–2003 England U17 5 (0)
2004–2005 England U19 6 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:05, 09 August 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:21, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

Dean Peter Bowditch (born 15 June 1986) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder or striker for Milton Keynes Dons. Bowditch started his career with Ipswich Town as a trainee before being selected for the first team in 2003.

Family[edit]

He has an older brother Ben Bowditch, who plays for Potter's Bar Town.

Career[edit]

Ipswich Town[edit]

He made his Ipswich Town first team debut in March 2003, aged 16, when he came off the bench against local rivals Norwich City, a match in which Ipswich won 2–0. The following season, becoming the youngest Ipswich player to score a hat-trick, against Watford. He picked up the Dale Roberts award as the best performer from the academy for 2003–04. A series of injuries saw Bowditch feature less for the Ipswich first team and he was loaned to Burnley, Wycombe and Brighton. On 22 November 2008 he signed a one-month loan deal at Northampton Town.

On 11 February 2008, Bowditch agreed to re-join Brighton on loan, initially for one-month. On 31 October 2008, he joined Brentford on loan until January 2009, with an option to be recalled after one month.[1]

Ipswich released Bowditch at the end of the 2008–09 season.[2]

Yeovil Town[edit]

Bowditch signed a one-year deal with League One club Yeovil on 30 July 2009.[3] He scored on his debut against Tranmere but was later injured. On 14 November, he returned from injury and scored as a second-half substitute in Yeovil's 1–0 win over Southend. He scored his ninth goal of the season against Leeds United on 5 April 2010 in a 2–1 defeat. He reached double figures for the season with the opener against Millwall on Tuesday 13 April 2010. He finished the season as Yeovil's top scorer. On 16 June 2010, he signed a new contract with Yeovil. He was informed by the club at the end of the 2010/11 season that he was one of seven Yeovil players who would be awarded new contracts.[4] He rejected this contract offer and left Yeovil.

Milton Keynes Dons[edit]

On 20 June 2011, Dean Bowditch signed a two-year deal with MK Dons,[5] becoming manager Karl Robinson's first signing of the 2011/12 season. Despite playing as a striker for most of his career he has spent the majority of his spell at the Dons playing wide left, providing 13 assists and scoring 15. He has become a fan favourite for the Dons and was their top scorer and topped the assist table for the 2012/13 season, despite being primarily deployed as a winger or a wide midfielder. On 10 March 2014, Bowditch signed a new one-year deal with the Dons.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 6 May 2014.[7]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ipswich Town 2002–03[8] First Division 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2003–04[9] First Division 16 4 1 0 2 1 1 0 20 5
2004–05[10] Championship 21 3 0 0 2 0 1 0 24 3
2005–06[11] Championship 21 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 22 0
2006–07[12] Championship 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 1
2007–08[13] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09[14] Championship 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Total 72 8 1 0 7 1 2 0 82 9
Burnley (loan) 2004–05[10] Championship 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 2005–06[11] League Two 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 2006–07[12] League One 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1
2007–08[13] League One 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Total 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 1
Northampton Town (loan) 2007–08[13] League One 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2
Brentford (loan) 2008–09[14] League Two 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2
Yeovil Town 2009–10[15] League One 30 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 10
2010–11[16] League One 41 15 2 0 1 0 1 0 45 15
Total 71 25 2 0 1 0 1 0 75 25
Milton Keynes Dons 2011–12[17] League One 41 12 4 3 3 0 3 0 51 15
2012–13[18] League One 39 8 5 3 3 1 1 0 48 12
2013–14[19] League One 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
2014–15[20] League One 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Total 96 21 10 6 7 1 4 0 117 28
Career total 287 61 13 6 15 2 8 0 323 69
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League Trophy and Play-off matches.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dean Completes Loan". Ipswich Town Official Site. 31 October 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Town Release Seven". Club Fanzine. 8 May 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Striker Dean Signs". Yeovil Town Official Site. 30 July 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Terry Skiverton offers seven new Yeovil Town deals". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 5 May 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "MK Dons sign Dean Bowditch from Yeovil Town". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 21 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Bowditch pens new deal". Milton Keynes Dons FC. 10 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Dean Bowditch". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  13. ^ a b c "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 

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