Gary Rowett

Date of birth06 March 1974
Place of birthBromsgrove
NationalityEnglish
Weight81 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionDefender

A right back or central defender, Gary became Peter Taylor's first, and arguably most effective, signing after he took over as manager of Leicester City in the summer of 2000.

Arriving for a fee that equalled the then club record, he slotted neatly into a back three alongside Matt Elliott and Gerry Taggart, and quickly adapted to life in the Premiership once more. He even found time to pop up with some crucial goals: a left-foot volley to break the deadlock in the FA Cup tie with York City, a close range effort to claim the winner at home to Chelsea and a low drive from a half-cleared corner against Tottenham Hotspur.

Gary announced his retirement in July 2004 due to a knee injury before making a comeback in the Conference at Burton Albion.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Cambridge United 10 Sep 1991 21 May 1994
Everton 21 May 1994 20 Jul 1995
Blackpool 23 Jan 1995 19 Apr 1995 L
Derby County 20 Jul 1995 17 Aug 1998
Birmingham City 17 Aug 1998 07 Jul 2000
Leicester City 07 Jul 2000 14 May 2002
Charlton Athletic 14 May 2002 06 Jul 2004
Burton Albion 25 Nov 2005 13 Mar 2007

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1993-94 Everton Premier League
2
1994-95 Everton Premier League 2
1
1995-96 Derby County FA Cup 1
1995-96 Derby County League Cup 2
1995-96 Derby County League Division 1 34
1
1996-97 Derby County FA Cup 3
1
1996-97 Derby County League Cup 2
1996-97 Derby County Premier League 35
2
5
1997-98 Derby County FA Cup 1
1
1997-98 Derby County League Cup 4
2
1997-98 Derby County Premier League 32
3
1
4
1998-99 Birmingham City FA Cup 1
1998-99 Birmingham City League Cup 1
1999-00 Birmingham City FA Cup 2
1
1
1999-00 Birmingham City League Cup 2
2000-01 Leicester City FA Cup 4
1
2000-01 Leicester City League Cup 1
2000-01 Leicester City Premier League 38
2
4
2000-01 Leicester City UEFA Cup 2
2001-02 Leicester City League Cup 1
2001-02 Leicester City Premier League 9
2
3
2002-03 Charlton Athletic Premier League 12
1
1
2003-04 Charlton Athletic Premier League 1
2005-06 Burton Albion FA Cup
1
2006-07 Burton Albion FA Cup 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
06 Dec 2005 Burton Albion v Burscough W 4-1 FA Cup 2nd round
11 Nov 2006 Burton Albion v Tamworth L 1-2 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg


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