Steve Lowndes

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Steve Lowndes
Personal information
Full name Stephen Robert Lowndes
Date of birth (1960-06-17) 17 June 1960 (age 57)
Place of birth Newport, Wales
Playing position Left midfield
Youth career
1974–1976 Monmouth Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1983 Newport County 208 (39)
1983–1986 Milwall 96 (10)
1986–1990 Barnsley 116 (20)
1990–1992 Hereford United 49 (4)
1992–1996 Newport County 150 (12)
Total 617 (85)
National team
1983–1988 Wales 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Steve Lowndes (born 17 June 1960) is a former Wales international footballer. Lowndes started his career at Newport County during the most successful period in the club's long history. Lowndes was part of the team that won promotion and the Welsh Cup and in the subsequent season reached the quarter-final of the 1981 European Cup Winners Cup.[1]

Millwall signed him from Newport County for £55,000 in August 1983 and he was sold to Barnsley in 1986 for £40,000.

After retiring from playing he became physio to the Wales international team before moving into teaching.

Steve Lowndes is now Academy Director of Coaching for Cirencester football academy and has helped develop professional players such as Matt Green, Chris Zebroski and Stuart Nelson. He has also led the academy to a number of honours over the years and twice to the later rounds of the FA Youth Cup. He is a UAFA A licence coach, a qualified Physiotherapists as well as holding a degree and a post graduate teaching qualification.