Drew Coverdale

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Drew Coverdale
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-09-20) 20 September 1969 (age 48)[1]
Place of birth Norton, County Durham,[2] England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Middlesbrough 0 (0)
1989–1992 Darlington 49 (4)
1992–1993 Boston United 13 (1)
Billingham Synthonia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Drew Coverdale (born 20 September 1969) is an English former footballer who made 30 appearances in the Football League playing as a full back for Darlington in the 1990s. He began his career with Middlesbrough, without representing them in the League,[3] and went on to play non-league football for clubs including Boston United[4] and Billingham Synthonia.[5] He was a member of the Darlington team that won the 1989–90 Football Conference title and consequent promotion to the Football League Fourth Division.[6]

At the age of 24, Coverdale gave up full-time football to qualify as a physiotherapist. He went on to work in the NHS and in private practice.[2]


  1. ^ a b Rollin, Jack, ed. (1990). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1990–91 (21st ed.). Queen Anne Press. p. 220. ISBN 0-356-17911-7. 
  2. ^ a b Weber, Shiela (1 September 2006). "'Why I swapped football for physio'". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Darlington: 1946/47–1988/89 & 1990/91–2009/10". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Players Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Harman, John, ed. (2005). Alliance to Conference 1979–2004: The first 25 years. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 119, 127. ISBN 978-1-869833-52-7. 
  5. ^ "Synners dog unhappy Terriers". Hartlepool Mail. 20 March 2000. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Harman, Alliance to Conference, p. 395.