Simon Haworth

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Simon Haworth
Personal information
Full name Simon Owen Haworth[1]
Date of birth (1977-03-30) 30 March 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Stalybridge Celtic (Manager)
Youth career
Cardiff City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Cardiff City 35 (8)
1997–1998 Coventry City 11 (0)
1998–2002 Wigan Athletic 117 (44)
2002–2005 Tranmere Rovers 79 (31)
Total 242 (83)
National team
Wales U21 12 (?)
Wales B 1 (?)
1997–1998 Wales 5 (0)
Teams managed
2013–2014 Eagley
2016–2018 Clitheroe
2018– Stalybridge Celtic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Simon Owen Haworth (born 30 March 1977) is a Welsh former footballer who played as a striker. He won five caps for the Wales national football team during his career. He is currently manager at Stalybridge Celtic.

Club career[edit]

Born in Cardiff, Haworth began his career at Cardiff City on a Youth Training Scheme and broke into the first team due to an injury crisis during the 1995–1996 season.[2] He fully established himself the following year which led to him nearly signing for Norwich City only for the move to break down at the last minute. But after he earned his first cap for Wales he moved to Coventry City for £500,000, a record fee received for a player by Cardiff at the time, but struggled to find form for the club, scoring just once against Everton in the League Cup,[3] and subsequently moved to Wigan Athletic for £600,000, a record signing for the club at the time.

He managed to show his ability for Wigan and helped them to win the Football League Trophy in the 1998–99 season.[4] He was also the first Wigan player to score at their new JJB Stadium, doing so in a game against Scunthorpe United.[5] Eventually leaving the club in February 2002 he joined Tranmere Rovers, linking up with former strike partner Stuart Barlow again. During the 2003–04 season he suffered a double fracture in his right leg which ruled him out for around eight months. He attempted a comeback in November 2004 but was in considerable pain due to his leg not being fully healed.[6] He decided to call an end to his football career to concentrate on his business ventures.

International career[edit]

Haworth made his debut for Wales on 27 May 1997 coming on as a substitute for goalscorer John Hartson in a 1–0 victory over Scotland. He went on to earn four more caps for Wales, against Brazil, Jamaica, Malta, and Tunisia.[7] He was also called up for a friendly against Argentina in February 2002, however he stayed on the bench.[8] Haworth was also called up to the Wales squad in May 2003 to play United States but withdrew through injury.[9]

Management career[edit]

On 12 June 2014, Shrewsbury Town confirmed Haworth had joined the club's coaching staff.[10]


On 29 April 2016, he was appointed as the manager of Clitheroe.[11]

Stalybridge Celtic[edit]

In May 2018 he moved to Stalybridge Celtic.[12]


  1. ^ "Simon Haworth". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  2. ^ Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 86. ISBN 978-1-85983-462-6.
  3. ^ "Coca Cola Cup - Kendall furious as Everton capitulate to Coventry". The Independent. 16 October 1997. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Auto Windscreens Shield Final - Sunday 18th April 1999". Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  5. ^ "The DW Stadium". 7 August 1999. Archived from the original on 26 July 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Haworth career is in the balance". BBC Sport. 18 March 2005. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
  7. ^ "Wales - International Results 1990-1999". Retrieved 23 April 2009.
  8. ^ "Giggs shows Veron the way". BBC. 13 February 2002. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Howarth adds to Wales woes". BBC. 20 May 2003. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Simon Haworth joins Shrewsbury Town coaching staff". The Football League. 12 June 2014. Archived from the original on 13 June 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  11. ^ "New manager signs for Clitheroe FC!". Clitheroe FC. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  12. ^ "Stalybridge Celtic appoint Haworth as manager". Non League Daily. 11 May 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018.

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