Terry Howard

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Terry Howard
Personal information
Date of birth (1966-02-26) 26 February 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Stepney, England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1986 Chelsea 6 (0)
1985 Crystal Palace (loan) 4 (0)
1986 Chester City (loan) 2 (0)
1986–1995 Leyton Orient 328 (31)
1995–1996 Wycombe Wanderers 59 (2)
1996 Woking ? (?)
1998–1999 Aldershot Town 45 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Terry Howard (born 26 February 1966 in Stepney) is a retired English footballer who played for Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Chester City, Leyton Orient, Wycombe Wanderers, Woking and Aldershot Town.

A tall full-back, Terry Howard played for Essex Schoolboys. He signed for Chelsea as an apprentice in Feb 1983. He was a regular member of the Chelsea Football Combination Championship side in 1984-1985. Made his first team debut for Chelsea in April 1985 against Aston Villa.[1]

After loan periods with Crystal Palace and Chester City, he moved to Leyton Orient in 1986.

On 7 February 1995, Howard, in his 397th appearance for Leyton Orient,[2] was sacked at half-time by then-manager John Sitton, as featured in the Channel 4 documentary Orient: Club for a Fiver.[3]


  1. ^ Chelsea Football Club The Full Statistical Story 1905-1986 by Scott Cheshire and Ron Hockings ISBN 0-9511640-0-7
  2. ^ Gillatt, Peter (30 November 2009). Blackpool FC on This Day: History, Facts and Figures from Every Day of the Year. Pitch Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-905411-50-2. 
  3. ^ Smyth, Rob (2006-11-01). "The Knowledge: Rubbish goalkeepers substituted before half-time". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 

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