Jonny Rowell

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Jonny Rowell
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Michael Rowell
Date of birth (1989-09-10) 10 September 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Eindhoven
Number 17
Youth career
2001–2005 Newcastle United
2006–2008 Hartlepool United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Hartlepool United 12 (0)
2010–2011 Olympic Charleroi 27 (4)
2011–2015 Waasland-Beveren 57 (3)
2016– FC Eindhoven 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.

Jonathan Michael "Jonny" Rowell (born 10 September 1989) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Dutch Eerste Divisie side FC Eindhoven.

Career[edit]

Jonny began playing football for Newcastle United in their academy since he was nine up until he his was 16. Whilst in the Under-16s, he played alongside future England international Andy Carroll.[1] After being let go by the Premiership club, the midfielder was signed by League One club Hartlepool United after a successful trial in January 2006.

He signed an early first team contract in January 2008 to keep him with North-East club, due to apparent interest from other clubs.[citation needed]

Rowell was named in the first team squad in the 2007–08 season against Crewe Alexandra and Bristol Rovers, however in both games he was an unused sub. Later in the season, an injury in a reserve team match ruled him out for the rest of the season. He went on to win the Youth Team's Player of the Year at the end of the season as voted for by the Hartlepool supporters.

Rowell made his first start for Hartlepool United the season after in a Football League Trophy game against fellow League One side Leicester City in September 2008, however Hartlepool went on to lose this match 3–0.[2] He made his first ever League start for an injury struck Hartlepool, just three months later against Hereford United. Hartlepool boss Danny Wilson said that he thought "Rowell's debut was terrific".[3] He was then released by Chris Turner at the end of the 2009–10 season and signed for Belgian Third Division B side Olympic Charleroi on 7 July 2010[4] where he soon became a fan favourite. Olympic Charleroi finished 8th at the end of the season.[5]

After the 2010–11 season, Rowell signed for Belgian Second Division side Waasland-Beveren on a free transfer after going on trial at Conference National side Gateshead.[6][7] In his first season with Waasland-Beveren, they won promotion via the play-offs to Belgian Pro League.[8] He made his first appearance in the Belgian Pro League in a 1-2 victory against Beerschot AC.[9]

Personal life[edit]

He is a fan of his local side Premier League side Newcastle United,[10] the side where Rowell spent eight years as a junior.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 30 March 2015[12][13][14]
Club Performance League Domestic Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Club Season League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hartlepool United 2008–09 League One 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
2009–10 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
Total 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 14 0
Olympic Charleroi 2010–11 Belgian Third Division B 27 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 4
Total 27 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 4
Waasland-Beveren 2011–12 Belgian Second Division 15 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 18 1
2012–13 Belgian Pro League 16 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 1
2013–14 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2014–15 18 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 1
Total 57 3 4 0 0 0 3 0 64 3
Career totals 96 7 4 0 0 0 5 0 105 7
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League Trophy and play-off games.

Honours[edit]

Hartlepool United
  • Youth Player of The Season 2007–08
Waasland-Beveren

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Belgian connection". Daily Mail. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hartlepool 0–3 Leicester". BBC Sport. 2 September 2008. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Danny Wilson Delighted With Rowell Debut". Vital Football. 15 December 2008. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Jonny Rowell Joins Belgian Side". Vital Football. 7 July 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Third Division B". Soccerway. 3 November 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Guiseley v Gateshead – Match preview". Gateshead FC. 5 August 2011. Archived from the original on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Guiseley 0–1 Gateshead". Gateshead FC. 7 August 2011. Archived from the original on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Former Newcastle Midfielder Jonny Rowell on Rebuilding His Career in Belgium". Sky Tyne & Wear. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Mechelen 0–1 Waasland-Beveren". Soccerway. 24 November 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "Jonathan Rowell Biography". Waasland-Beveren. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Former Newcastle Midfielder Jonny Rowell on Rebuilding His Career in Belgium". Sky Tyne & Wear. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "Jonny Rowell". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "Hartlepool". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Jonathan Rowell". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 

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