|Full name||Gareth Ian Borrowdale|
|Date of birth||16 July 1985|
|Place of birth||Worcester Park, England|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|2008||→ Colchester United (loan)||4||(0)|
|2008–2009||→ Queens Park Rangers (loan)||0||(0)|
|2009–2013||Queens Park Rangers||22||(0)|
|2009||→ Brighton & Hove Albion (loan)||12||(0)|
|2010||→ Charlton Athletic (loan)||12||(0)|
|2011||→ Carlisle United (loan)||1||(0)|
|2011||→ Barnet (loan)||11||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:38, 30 September 2011 (UTC).
Gareth Ian "Gary" Borrowdale (born 16 July 1985) is an English footballer who plays for Greenwich Borough. A left-sided player, Borrowdale plays as a left-back. He has also been known to operate as a central defender.
Borrowdale began his career at Crystal Palace, and made his debut aged 17 in December 2002. He gave a good performance and made a regular place for himself in the first team, quickly making the transition to first-team football and becoming a regular member of the first XI. At just age 21 he made his 100th appearance for Palace, and looked to have a big future, collecting the club's "Young Player of the Year" award to cap some strong performances in the 2006–07 season. However, this would be his last at Selhurst Park. With his contract expired, he opted to join former Palace boss Iain Dowie to Coventry City, for a tribunal fee of £650k.
At Coventry his career has stuttered somewhat, with the team struggling and Dowie sacked, resulting in Borrowdale spending most of the season on the sidelines. In September 2008, he joined Colchester United on a month-long emergency loan. He started his first match for Colchester on 26 September.
Borrowdale was loaned out by QPR on a number of occasions. He joined League One side Brighton & Hove Albion on loan for the remainder of the season on 6 March 2009, after an injury to first choice left-back Jim McNulty, making 12 appearances for Brighton. On 18 March 2010, he joined League One club Charlton Athletic on a 28-day emergency loan. On 8 February 2011, he agreed a one-month loan deal with another League One Carlisle United, and made his debut on the same day in a 3–0 defeat at Huddersfield Town. On 30 September 2011, he joined League Two club Barnet on an emergency loan deal.
On 21 May 2012, Queens Park Rangers announced that Borrowdale would be leaving the club when his contract expired at the end of June.
Borrowdale returned to professional football at the end of January 2014 when he signed for Gillingham. He was released by the club at the end of the 2013–14 season, without ever having played a match for them.
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