Don Howe

Date of birth12 October 1935
Place of birthWolverhampton
NationalityEnglish
PositionDefender
Died23 December 2015

A thoroughbred right-back, Don Howe joined the Arsenal coaching staff upon his playing retirement and became one of the country's most respected coaches.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
West Bromwich Albion 01 Nov 1952 01 Apr 1964
Arsenal 01 Apr 1964 30 Jun 1967

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1956-57 Football League Inter League 1
1957-58 England World Cup XI Representative Unofficial 1
1957-58 Football League Inter League 1
1958-59 Football League Inter League 1
1959-60 Football League Inter League 1
1960-61 Football League Inter League 1
1961-62 Football League Inter League 1
1964-65 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1964-65 Arsenal League Division One 40
1965-66 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1965-66 Arsenal League Division One 29
1
1966-67 Arsenal League Cup 1
1966-67 Arsenal League Division One 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
13 Mar 1957 SCOTTISH LEAGUE v FOOTBALL LEAGUE L 3-2 INTER LEAGUE
26 Mar 1958 FOOTBALL LEAGUE v SCOTTISH LEAGUE W 4-1 INTER LEAGUE
17 Mar 1959 LEAGUE OF IRELAND v FOOTBALL LEAGUE D 0-0 INTER LEAGUE
23 Sep 1959 IRISH LEAGUE v FOOTBALL LEAGUE W 1-5 INTER LEAGUE
22 Mar 1961 SCOTTISH LEAGUE v FOOTBALL LEAGUE L 3-2 INTER LEAGUE
01 Nov 1961 Irish League v Football League W 1-6 Inter League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1955-56 England Under-23 1
1956-57 England B International 1
1956-57 England Under-23 2
1957-58 England British Home Championship 3
1957-58 England FIFA World Cup 4
1957-58 England International Friendly 4
1957-58 England Under-23 3
1958-59 England British Home Championship 3
1958-59 England International Friendly 6
1959-60 England British Home Championship 2
1959-60 England International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 Feb 1956 England v Scotland W 3-1 U23
17 Oct 1956 England v France D 0-0 U23
06 Feb 1957 England v Scotland W 4-1 B INTER
26 Feb 1957 Scotland v England D 1-1 U23
25 Sep 1957 England v Bulgaria W 6-2 U23
19 Oct 1957 Wales v England W 0-4 British Home Championship
06 Nov 1957 England v Northern Ireland L 2-3 British Home Championship
27 Nov 1957 England v France W 4-0 International Friendly
15 Jan 1958 England v Scotland W 3-1 U23
19 Apr 1958 Scotland v England W 0-4 British Home Championship
23 Apr 1958 Wales v England L 2-1 U23
07 May 1958 England v Portugal W 2-1 International Friendly
11 May 1958 Yugoslavia v England L 5-0 International Friendly
18 May 1958 USSR v England D 1-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 1958 England v USSR D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group 4
11 Jun 1958 Brazil v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 4
15 Jun 1958 England v Austria D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group 4
17 Jun 1958 USSR v England L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - group 4 play-off
04 Oct 1958 Northern Ireland v England D 3-3 British Home Championship
22 Oct 1958 England v USSR W 5-0 International Friendly
26 Nov 1958 England v Wales D 2-2 British Home Championship
11 Apr 1959 England v Scotland W 1-0 British Home Championship
06 May 1959 England v Italy D 2-2 International Friendly
13 May 1959 Brazil v England L 2-0 International Friendly
17 May 1959 Peru v England L 4-1 International Friendly
24 May 1959 Mexico v England L 2-1 International Friendly
28 May 1959 USA v England W 1-8 International Friendly
17 Oct 1959 Wales v England D 1-1 British Home Championship
28 Oct 1959 England v Sweden L 2-3 International Friendly
18 Nov 1959 England v Northern Ireland W 2-1 British Home Championship


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.