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Don Howe

West Bromwich Albion FC

23 appearances, 0 goals

P 23 W 8 D 8 L 7 F 49: A 36
52% successful

1957-59

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
2070

Profile

Full name Donald Howe
Born 12 October 1935 in Springfield, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire [registered in Wolverhampton, December 1935].
Married to Pauline G. Cooper [registered in Wolverhampton, June 1959].
Height/Weight 5' 11", 10st. 13lbs [1959].
Died 23 December 2015

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began his football career playing schoolboy in his hometwon of Wolverhampton. He was signed by West Bromwich Albion FC as an amateur in December 1950, signing a professional contract in November 1952. After 342 league outings, in which he scored seventeen goals, in April 1964, Arsenal FC paid a transfer fee of 45,000 pounds. However, a broken leg in March 1966 forced his retirement from playing.
Club honours None
Individual honours Football League (six appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s) After his untimely retirement from the playing field, Howe joined the coaching staff at his club, Arsenal FC. Under Bertie Mee, he wa sthe reserve team coach. He became the Chief Coach in November 1967 in place of Dave Sexton and then the assistant manager in March 1969. His former club, West Bromwich Albion FC offered Howe the manager's chair in July 1971, a job duly accepted and held until April 1975. Turkish club Galatasaray utilised his coaching in the 1975 summer, but a return to England and Leeds United AFC where he had accepted a coaching role in October 1975. In August 1977, Howe returned to Arsenal FC as coach for Terry Neil, becoming caretaker manager on 16 December 1983, and manager on 28 April 1984 until his resignation on 22 March 1986. After which he joined Wimbledon FC in August 1987, to become their assistant manager. He also coached the England team for Ron Greenwood in 1981, and for Bobby Robson's entire tenure. Howe became manager at Queen's Park Rangers FC from November 1989 until May 1991. Afterwhich he became Terry Butcher's assistant at Coventry City FC, until Butcher was sacked and Howe was in charge in January 1992. Howe resigned in the summer. After coaching the England team under Terry Venables, he returned as yout team coach at Arsenal FC. He retired in summer 2003.
Club honours None
Individual honours LMA Special Merit Award 2003-04;

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 761st players (762) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-back
First match No. 315, 19 October 1957, Wales 0 England 4, a British Championship match at Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, aged 22 years 7 days.
Last match No. 337, 18 November 1959, England 2 Northern Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 24 years 37 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1958;
British Championships
1957-58, 1958-59, 1959-60;
Team honours British Championships shared 1957-58, 1958-59, 1959-60;
Individual honours England B (one appearance), England U23 (six appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Regarded as the being one of the best coaches in the modern era. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.137.

 

Don Howe - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
23 23 12 23 0 0 2070 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Don Howe - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 9 5 2 2 22 12 +10 0 3 2.444 1.333 66.7 +3
Away 10 3 3 4 23 19 +4 2 2 2.30 1.90 45.0 -1
Neutral 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.20 37.5 -1
All 23 8 8 7 49 36 +13 4 6 2.13 1.565 52.2 +1

 

Don Howe - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 23 8 8 7 49 36 +13 4 6 2.13 1.565 52.2 +1
Blue 1 0 0 1 1 4 -3 0 0 1.00 4.00 0.00 -1
All 23 8 8 7 49 36 +13 4 6 2.13 1.565 52.2 +1

 

Don Howe - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.20 37.5 -1
World Cup 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.20 37.5 -1
British Championship 8 4 3 1 19 10 +9 0 3 2.375 1.25 68.8 +3
Friendly 11 4 2 5 26 21 +5 2 2 2.364 1.909 45.5 -1
All 23 8 8 7 49 36 +13 4 6 2.13 1.565 52.2 +1

 

Don Howe - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1958 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.20 37.5 -1
WCF All 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.20 37.5 -1
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1957-58 3 2 0 1 10 3 +7 0 2 3.333 1.00 66.7 +1
BC 1958-59 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1 0 1 2.00 1.667 66.7 +1
BC 1959-60 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 0 0 1.50 1.00 75.0 +1
BC All 8 4 3 1 19 10 +9 0 3 2.375 1.25 68.8 +3
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 4 0 3 1 4 5 -1 2 1 1.00 1.20 37.5 -1
BC 8 4 3 1 19 10 +9 0 3 2.375 1.25 68.8 +3
All 12 4 6 2 23 15 +8 2 4 1.917 1.25 58.3 +2

 

Don Howe - Match History
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - 23 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 23 full capsx

Age 22
1 315 19 October 1957 - Wales 0 England 4, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW Start 2
2 316 6 November 1957 - England 2 Northern Ireland 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley HL Start 2
3 317 27 November 1957 - England 4 France 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 2
4 318 19 April 1958 - Scotland 0 England 4, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AW Start 2
5 319 7 May 1958 - England 2 Portugal 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 2
6 320 11 May 1958 - Yugoslavia 5 England 0, Stadion JNA, Beograd tour AL Start 2
7 321 18 May 1958 - USSR 1 England 1, Lenin Stadium, Moskva AD Start 2
8 322 8 June 1958 - England 2 USSR 2, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg WCF ND Start 2
9 323 11 June 1958 - Brazil 0 England 0, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg ND Start
10 324 15 June 1958 - Austria 2 England 2, Ryavallen Stadion, Borås ND Start
11 325 17 June 1958 - USSR 1 England 0, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg NL Start
12 326 4 October 1958 - Northern Ireland 3 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AD Start 2
Age 23
13 327 22 October 1958 - England 5 USSR 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 2
14 328 26 November 1958 - England 2 Wales 2, Villa Park, Birmingham BC HD Start 2
15 329 11 April 1959 - England 1 Scotland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW Start 2
16 330 6 May 1959 - England 2 Italy 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 2
17 331 13 May 1959 - Brazil 2 England 0, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio tour AL Start 2
18 332 17 May 1959 - Peru 4 England 1, Estadio Nacional Coloso de José Díaz, Lima AL Start 2
19 333 24 May 1959 - Mexico 2 England 1, Estadio Olímpico Universitario, ciudad de México AL Start 2
20 334 28 May 1959 - USA 1 England 8, Wrigley Field, Los Angeles AW Start 2
Age 24
21 335 17 October 1959 - Wales 1 England 1, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AD Start 2
22 336 28 October 1959 - England 2 Sweden 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Start 2
23 337 18 November 1959 - England 2 Northern Ireland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 2

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