Nathan Lowndes

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Nathan Lowndes
Personal information
Full name Nathan Peter Lowndes[1]
Date of birth (1977-06-02) 2 June 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Salford, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[2]
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Leeds United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Leeds United 0 (0)
1995–1998 Watford 7 (0)
1998–2001 St Johnstone 64 (14)
2001–2002 Livingston 21 (3)
2002 Rotherham United (loan) 2 (0)
2002–2004 Plymouth Argyle 53 (10)
2004–2007 Port Vale 59 (6)
2007–2008 Chester City 12 (0)
2012–2013 Scone Thistle
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Nathan Peter Lowndes (born 2 June 1977) is an English footballer who plays as a forward.

He began his career with Leeds United, but failed to break into the first before his move to Watford in 1995. After making little impact at Watford, he moved to Scotland to play for St Johnstone in 1998. Three years later he transferred to Livingston. In 2002, he was loaned out to Rotherham United, before he moved back to England permanently with Plymouth Argyle later in the year. In 2004, he joined Port Vale, where he would stay for three years. He finished his professional career with Chester City at the end of the 2007–08 campaign, though came out of retirement to join Scone Thistle in May 2012.

Playing career[edit]

Lowndes began his career with Leeds United in 1994, but did not make any first-team appearances in his time at Elland Road. In 1995, he was signed by Watford for a fee of £40,000. In three years with Watford, despite being seen as a promising player, he only made three starts and was unable to score a goal.[3] He played only a cameo role in the club's 1997–98 Second Division winning season.

In 1998, he joined Scottish club St Johnstone, who were in their second season back in the Premier League. In his first season in Perth, he helped "Saints" to a third-place finish (which qualified them for the following season's UEFA Cup), an appearance in the League Cup final, and the last four of the Scottish Cup. In the final of the League Cup at Celtic Park he was a late substitute for George O'Boyle, as Rangers celebrated a 2–1 win. He was the club's top scorer in 1999–2000 with eleven goals, which included a goal in the preliminary rounds of the UEFA Cup that helped the club reach a first round tie with AS Monaco. After the first leg the striker told of how opponent Marco Simone came into the away dressing room and asked Lowndes for a signed shirt.[4] Despite the striker's individual fortunes the club could not replicate the success of the previous campaign. He made just twelve appearances in the 2000–01 season, as the club flirted with relegation. In his three years at McDiarmid Park Lowndes made 63 appearances and scored fourteen goals. In May 2001, Lowndes signed for Livingston,[5] for whom he made 21 appearances and scored three goals. Livingston enjoyed a highly successful season, finishing the league campaign in third place.

In March 2002, he returned to England with Plymouth Argyle, then managed by Paul Sturrock, who had signed him to St Johnstone four years earlier.[6] He helped the club to the Second Division title in 2003–04, scoring ten goals in 33 games. Over the course of his two years with Plymouth, Lowndes made 57 appearances and scored twelve goals. He joined Martin Foyle's Port Vale in November 2004,[7] but was released in May 2007 after failing to make an impact at the club.[8] He was though a first team regular in the 2005–06 campaign, in which he made 41 of his 67 Port Vale appearances, and scored six of his seven Vale goals. He subsequently joined League Two side Chester, who were managed by Bobby Williamson, Lowndes's manager at Plymouth for a short time.[9] In January 2008 he was the subject of interest from Conference side Torquay United.[10] The move did not go through but Lowndes did not play again for Chester due to injury, and on 23 April 2008 his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.[11] In May 2012, Lowndes came out of retirement when he signed for Scottish Junior side Scone Thistle; he balanced his playing duties with his job serving Tayside Police.[12]

Personal life[edit]

His sister, Emma Lowndes, is an actress.[13]

Statistics[edit]

Club Season Division League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Leeds United 1994–95[14] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Watford 1995–96[15] First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996–97[16] Second Division 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
1997–98[17] Second Division 4 0 2 0 0 0 1[a] 0 7 0
Total 7 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 11 0
St Johnstone 1998–99[18] SPL 28 2 3 0 3 2 0 0 34 4
1999–2000[19] SPL 26 10 1 0 1 0 4[b] 1[b] 32 11
2000–01[20] SPL 10 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 12 3
Total 64 14 6 1 4 2 4 1 78 18
Rotherham United (loan) 2001–02[20] First Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Livingston 2001–02[20] SPL 21 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 25 3
Plymouth Argyle 2002–03[21] Second Division 16 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 17 2
2003–04[22] Second Division 33 8 1 0 0 0 2[a] 2[a] 36 10
2004–05[23] Championship 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 53 10 1 0 1 0 2 2 57 12
Port Vale 2004–05[23] League One 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
2005–06[24] League One 35 5 4 1 1 0 1[a] 0 41 6
2006–07[25] League One 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Total 59 6 6 1 1 0 1 0 67 7
Chester City 2007–08[26] League Two 12 0 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 15 0
Career total 218 33 18 2 10 2 9 3 255 40
  1. ^ a b c d e Appearance/s in the EFL Trophy.
  2. ^ a b Appearance/s and goal/s in the UEFA Cup.

Honours[edit]

with Watford
with St Johnstone
with Plymouth Argyle

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ "Nathan Lowndes". Associated Newspapers. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Nathan Lowndes". bsad.org. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Berry, Gavin (15 July 2012). "Ex-St Johnstone star Nathan Lowndes: I'll never forget Monaco star Marco Simone asking for my signed top". Daily Record. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Lowndes looks Livingston-bound". BBC Sport. 28 May 2001. Retrieved 22 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Berti says yes to Livi". BBC Sport. 4 June 2002. Retrieved 22 May 2009. 
  7. ^ "Lowndes leaves Plymouth for Vale". BBC Sport. 5 November 2004. Retrieved 22 May 2009. 
  8. ^ "Vale boss Foyle clears the decks". BBC Sport. 9 May 2007. Retrieved 22 May 2009. 
  9. ^ "Striker Murphy returns to Chester". BBC Sport. 29 June 2007. Retrieved 22 May 2009. 
  10. ^ "Torquay target Chester's Lowndes". BBC Sport. 22 January 2008. Retrieved 22 May 2009. 
  11. ^ "City release Lowndes by mutual consent". Liverpool Daily Post. Retrieved 24 April 2008. 
  12. ^ "Nathan Lowndes signs for Scone Thistle". Perthshire Advertiser. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  13. ^ Donohue, Simon (29 January 2004). "Why posh is not my voice choice". City Life. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Nathan Lowndes in 1994/1995". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Nathan Lowndes in 1995/1996". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Nathan Lowndes in 1996/1997". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Nathan Lowndes in 1997/1998". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Nathan Lowndes in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Nathan Lowndes in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  20. ^ a b c "Games played by Nathan Lowndes in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Nathan Lowndes in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Nathan Lowndes in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  23. ^ a b "Games played by Nathan Lowndes in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Nathan Lowndes in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Nathan Lowndes in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  26. ^ "Games played by Nathan Lowndes in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 

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