Louie Donowa

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Louie Donowa
Personal information
Full name Brian Louie Donowa[1]
Date of birth (1964-09-24) 24 September 1964 (age 52)[1]
Place of birth Ipswich, England[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1980–1982 Norwich City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1986 Norwich City 62 (11)
1985 Stoke City (loan) 4 (1)
1986–1989 Deportivo de La Coruña 85 (20)
1989 Willem II 13 (4)
1989–1990 Ipswich Town 23 (1)
1990–1991 Bristol City 24 (3)
1991–1997 Birmingham City 116 (18)
1993 Burnley (loan) 4 (0)
1993 Crystal Palace (loan) 0 (0)
1994 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 4 (0)
1996 Walsall (loan) 6 (1)
1996–1997 Peterborough United (loan) 6 (1)
1997 Peterborough United 17 (0)
1997 Walsall 6 (0)
1997–1998 Ayr United 9 (0)
1998 Inter Turku 4 (1)
1999–2000 Boston United 1 (0)
2000 Tamworth
National team
1985 England U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Brian Louie Donowa (born 24 September 1964) is an English former professional footballer who played as a Winger.[1] He made nearly 400 appearances for a variety of clubs in the Football League and also played in several other European countries.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Ipswich, Suffolk, Donowa began his career with Norwich City. He was a member of the Norwich youth team that won the FA Youth Cup in 1983 and the side that won the League Cup in 1985. He was capped by England under-21s during his time at Carrow Road. In 1985–86 Donowa spent time out on loan at Stoke City where he played five times scoring once which came in a 3–2 win away at Millwall.[1] In March 1986 he signed for Spanish club Deportivo de La Coruña for a fee of £50,000. After four years at the Estadio Riazor he played for a short time at Dutch side Willem II.

In 1989, he returned to England and played for Ipswich Town, Bristol City, Birmingham City, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Shrewsbury Town, Walsall and Peterborough United. He then played in Scotland for Ayr United and Finland with Inter Turku.


with Norwich City
with Birmingham City


  1. ^ a b c d e Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  • Canary Citizens by Mark Davage, John Eastwood, Kevin Platt, published by Jarrold Publishing, (2001), ISBN 0-7117-2020-7

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