Steve Bowey

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Steve Bowey
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Bowey playing for York City in 2007
Personal information
Full name Steven Bowey[1]
Date of birth (1974-07-10) 10 July 1974 (age 42)[1]
Place of birth Durham, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 Forest Green Rovers
1995–1997 Bristol Rovers 0 (0)
1997–2002 Gateshead
2002–2006 Queen of the South 137 (16)
2006–2007 York City 42 (7)
2007–2008 Gateshead 37 (9)
2008–2009 Newcastle Blue Star
2009–2010 Bedlington Terriers
2010 Ayr United 18 (1)
2010–2011 Harrogate Town 19 (1)
2011– Newcastle Benfield
Teams managed
2008–2009 Newcastle Blue Star (player-manager)
2011–2014 Newcastle Benfield
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 June 2010.

Steven "Steve" Bowey (born 10 July 1974) is an English footballer who played in the Scottish League for Queen of the South and Ayr United.


Born in Durham, County Durham,[1] Bowey started his career at Forest Green Rovers and then played for Bristol Rovers, where he made no appearances, before moving on to Gateshead where he played approximately 200 times.[citation needed] After a significant spell at Gateshead, Bowey joined Scottish side Queen of the South. His tenacious midfield play and consistently high form quickly made him into a fans' favourite playing alongside Jim Thomson, Andy Aitken, John O'Neill, Sean O'Connor and Peter Weatherson.[2]

Bowey signed for Conference National team York City from Queen of the South on 25 June 2006, becoming the first player aged 30 or over to join the club in 16 months under Billy McEwan.[3] He scored his first goal for York against Stevenage Borough on 15 August 2006 in a 2–1 victory, which turned out to be the winning goal. He was released by York at the end of the 2006–07 season on 16 May 2007.[4]

Bowey rejoined Gateshead on 17 May 2007 following his release by York.[5] After captaining Gateshead to promotion from the Northern Premier League Premier Division via the play-offs, he failed to agree terms for the following season and was released.[6] He joined Newcastle Blue Star for the 2008–09 season in May 2008.[7] He was appointed as the club's player-manager in August after player-coaches Dean Gordon and Mark Birch left the club.[8] In February 2010, Bowey joined Scottish First Division side Ayr United from Bedlington Terriers to help their relegation battle.[9] In May 2010 he signed for Conference North side Harrogate Town.[10] Unfortunately, Bowey would not have a happy debut against Corby Town as he had to come off at half time with a leg injury that would keep him out of action for 10 matches. On his return he was handed the captain's armband from Martin Foster. Bowey's first goal for Harrogate Town came on 30 October 2010 against Redditch United

On 13 May 2011, Bowey was released from Harrogate Town after his contract wasn't renewed for the new season.[11] Bowey is now unattached Benfield.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d The Bell's Scottish Football Review 2005.06. Cre8 Publishing. 2005. p. 52. ISBN 978-0-9548556-1-1. 
  2. ^ "Club History". Queen of the South F.C. Archived from the original on 13 September 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Flett, Dave (24 June 2006). "Experienced midfielder snapped up by McEwan". The Press. York. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "York boss releases eight players". BBC Sport. 16 May 2007. Retrieved 16 May 2007. 
  5. ^ "Bowey and Bell Sign". Gateshead F.C. 17 May 2007. Retrieved 21 May 2007. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Bogie to lose skipper". Evening Chronicle. 27 May 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  7. ^ Ryder, Lee (30 May 2008). "Blue Star announce two new signings". Evening Chronicle. Archived from the original on 1 June 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  8. ^ Pratt, Malcolm (8 August 2008). "Bowey is new Star of show". Evening Chronicle. Retrieved 15 August 2008. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Scott Fox set to be handed Queen of the South debut against Ayr". The Scotsman. 16 February 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  10. ^ "Harrogate Town sign Armstrong and Bowey for new season". BBC Sport. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2010. 
  11. ^ "Player News". 

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