Simon Haworth

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Simon Haworth
Personal information
Full name Simon Owen Haworth
Date of birth (1977-03-30) 30 March 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Clitheroe FC (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– Clitheroe
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

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

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.[1] 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 earnt 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,[2] 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. He was also the first Wigan player to score at their new JJB Stadium, doing so in a game against Scunthorpe United.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] He was also called up for a friendly against Argentina in February 2002, however he stayed on the bench.[6] Howarth was also called up to the Wales squad in May 2003 to play United States but withdrew through injury.[7]

Coaching career[edit]

On 12 June 2014, Shrewsbury Town confirmed Haworth joined the club coaching staff.[8]


On 29 April 2016, it was confirmed that Haworth will become the new manager at Clitheroe.[9]


  1. ^ Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-462-0. 
  2. ^ "Coca Cola Cup - Kendall furious as Everton capitulate to Coventry". The Independent. 16 October 1997. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "The DW Stadium". 7 August 1999. Retrieved 19 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Haworth career is in the balance". BBC Sport. 2005-03-18. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  5. ^ "Wales - International Results 1990-1999". Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Giggs shows Veron the way". BBC. 13 February 2002. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Howarth adds to Wales woes". BBC. 20 May 2003. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "Simon Haworth joins Shrewsbury Town coaching staff". The Football League. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "New manager signs for Clitheroe FC!". Clitheroe FC. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2016. 

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