Stéphane Pounewatchy

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Stéphane Pounewatchy
Personal information
Full name Stéphane Pounewatchy
Date of birth (1968-02-10) 10 February 1968 (age 48)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1985–1987 CS Sedan Ardennes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1989 AS Beaune
1989–1995 FC Martigues 166 (7)
1995–1996 Gueugnon 30 (0)
1996–1998 Carlisle United 81 (3)
1998 Dundee 3 (0)
1998 Port Vale 2 (0)
1999 Colchester United 15 (1)
2000 Scunthorpe United 0 (0)
Total 297 (11)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Stéphane Pounewatchy (born 10 February 1968) is a retired French footballer, turned football agent. He was a defender who plied his trade in France, England and Scotland.

Playing career[edit]

Pounewatchy played in his native France for CS Sedan Ardennes from 1985 to 1987, suffering relegation from Ligue 2 in the 1985–86 season. In 1989 he returned to the second tier with FC Martigues and helped them to the Ligue 2 title and promotion to Ligue 1 in 1992–93. The club consolidated their top-flight status in 1993–94 and 1994–95, in part due to Didier Tholot's 13 league goals in both seasons. Pounewatchy spent the 1995–96 season with FC Gueugnon, though both Gueugnon and Martigues suffered relegation to Ligue 2.

Pounewatchy moved to England for the start of the 1996–97 season where he was a permanent fixture in the Third Division Carlisle United team in both 1996–97 and 1997–98. The club celebrated promotion to the Second Division in the former season and relegation from it in the latter. He was named as man of the match as Carlisle won the 1997 Football League Trophy Final at Wembley with a penalty shoot-out victory over Colchester United following a 0–0 draw.[1]

Pounewatchy then briefly moved north to Scotland for the 1997–98 season, spending August with Dundee in the SPL,[2] playing four games before joining Port Vale of the English First Division on a monthly basis. He was only at Vale Park for September, playing just two games. In February he joined Colchester United, for the rest of the season.[3] He said: "I am very happy to be in the Second Division because when you are a professional footballer you want to play at the highest level you can." He played fifteen games that season and was a free agent once again upon its conclusion.

On 25 January 2000, he turned out for Scunthorpe United in a 2–1 defeat by Chesterfield at Glanford Park in the Football League Trophy.

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Stéphane Pounewatchy profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League National Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FC Martigues[4] 1989–90 Division 2 29 0 3 0 0 0 32 0
1990–91 Division 2 31 0 1 0 0 0 32 0
1991–92 Division 2 30 5 1 0 0 0 31 5
1992–93 Division 2 32 0 3 1 0 0 35 1
1993–94 Division 1 29 1 1 0 0 0 30 1
1994–95 Division 1 15 1 3 0 0 0 18 1
Total 166 7 12 1 0 0 178 8
Gueugnon[4] 1995–96 Division 1 30 0 1 0 0 0 31 0
Carlisle United 1996–97 Third Division 42 1 4 0 11 1 57 2
1997–98 Second Division 39 2 1 0 5 1 45 3
Total 81 3 5 0 16 2 102 5
Dundee[5] 1998–99 Scottish Premier League 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Port Vale 1998–99 First Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Colchester United 1998–99 Second Division 15 1 0 0 0 0 15 1
Scunthorpe United 1999–2000 Second Division 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 297 11 18 1 18 2 333 14

Honours[edit]

with Carlisle United

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haylett, Trevor (21 April 1997). "Football: Happy ending for Carlisle". Independent (London). Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  2. ^ White, Clive; Harris, Nick (15 August 1998). "The Sweeper: Big Brother is watching Palace". The Independent. Retrieved 29 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Soccer: Pounewatchy signs for Colchester United". Braintree and Witham Times. 19 February 1999. Retrieved 29 June 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Profile footballdatabase.eu
  5. ^ Stephane Pounewatchy career statistics at Soccerbase