Full Name: Lee Matthew Howey

Dob: 01-04-1969

Pob: Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, GB

Position: Central Defender

Era: Professional

Club Appearance Record

SeasonTot AppsTot Goals
1985-86 0 0
1986-87 0 0
1992-93 0 0

Career Appearance Record

ClubDate SignedDate LeftFee
Ipswich Town July 1985 1988 Youth Team
Seaham Red Star October 1991 - -
Bishop Auckland July 1992 March 1993 -
Ipswich Town February 1993 February 1993 On Trial
Sunderland March 1993 August 1997 Free
Burnley August 1997 February 1999 £200,000
Northampton Town November 1998 February 1999 On Loan
Northampton Town February 1999 September 2001 £50,000
Forest Green Rovers August 2001 January 2002 Free
Nuneaton Borough January 2002 October 2002 Player Exchange
Bedford Town October 2002 October 2003 -

(3) Comments

  • Lee Howey wrote his autobiography in 2018 - great title Massively violent and decidedly average

    From the book can confirm that Lee joined Ipswich as an apprentice in July 1985 and then left in 1988 after a serious knee injury

    He returned in 1993 for a trial playing in a reserve game v Charlton. He was offered a contract but instead chose to sign for his hometown club, Sunderland - managed then by Terry Butcher.

    Below are the list of other clubs he played for including a spell in Belgium when he resurrected his career after his serious injury at Ipswich.

    Update on clubs Lee Howey played for and dates ( just additional information to this page

    Joined Gateshead in September 1988 - Joined AS Hemptinne = Belgium in October 1988 + Left = Sacked in October 1990

    Joined Seaham Red Star in October 1991 - Joined Bishop Auckland in July 1992

    He finally stopped playing for Buckingham Town in March 2006

    He was player coach + player manager at Ayiesbury United + Kettering Town + Long Buckley

  • Serious injury curtailed his Portman Road career

  • Lee played for Seaham Red Star in 1992 before joining Bishop Auckland. Lee Howey signed as a player for Bedford Town in October 2002, .He was signed by Bedford manager and ex Town player Kevion Wilson. He left Bedford in October 2003 when he and Wilson left for Aylesbury United.He became assistant manger to Wilson at Aylesbury. He then followed Kevin to Kettering Town where he was assistant manger, leaving there in March 2005. In 2005/06 spent a short period as manager of Buckingham Town Played for Sunderland in the 2007 and 2008 Masters. Now a corporate sales manager, living back in the North East

Contract Info

  • Lee Howey joined Ipswich Town + Became An Apprentice - Some Time In The 1984 / 85 Season.

    He signed ether YTS Forms or a Professional Contract with Ipswich Town in October 1986.

    He left Ipswich Town in June 1987.

    He was on a trial with Ipswich Town from Bishop Auckland in February 1993.

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