Steve Dowman

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Steve Dowman
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-04-15) 15 April 1958 (age 59)
Place of birth Ilford, England
Playing position Central defender
Youth career
Colchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1980 Colchester United 154 (21)
1980–1983 Wrexham 87 (2)
1983–1985 Charlton Athletic 61 (5)
1985–1986 Newport County 9 (1)
1986–1987 Cambridge United 45 (3)
Brightlingsea United
Teams managed
Brightlingsea United (player-manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Steve Dowman (born 15 April 1958 in Ilford) is a former professional footballer who played in the Football League as a central defender.


Born in Manor Park, Dowman began his career at Colchester United, making 154 league appearances and scoring 21 goals. He then moved on to play for Wrexham, Charlton Athletic, Newport County and Cambridge United, before dropping into non-league football.[1]

As a teenager, Dowman was considered an outstanding prospect and picked (along with his partner in central defense, Lindsay Smith) as part of the PFA 4th division team of the year. Particularly strong in the air, he scored so many goals moving forward for free kicks and corners that Colchester tried him as a centre forward before deciding before letting him to revert to his natural position.




  1. ^ "Steve Dowman". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 6 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "Individual Awards". 
  3. ^ "Colchester United Player of the Season". 

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