Simon Downer

Date of birth19 October 1981
Place of birthRomford
NationalityEnglish
Weight76 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

On the fringes of the Leyton Orient first team at the start of 2000-01, Simon Downer went on to win a regular place in the starting line-up by the end of the season partnering Dean Smith in the centre of defence.

A promising centre half, he has an excellent turn of speed, a crisp tackle and never knows when he is beaten.

His progress was tracked by a number of bigger clubs and he spent a week on trial at Newcastle United during the campaign.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Leyton Orient 04 Oct 1999 30 Jun 2004
Newcastle United 26 Feb 2001 01 Mar 2001 T
Aldershot Town 05 Mar 2004 17 May 2004 L
Hornchurch 12 Nov 2004 30 Jun 2005
Weymouth 01 Jul 2005 17 Jan 2007
Grays Athletic 17 Jan 2007 17 Oct 2008
Wivenhoe Town 17 Oct 2008 01 Jan 2009
Sutton United 01 Jan 2009 30 Jun 2009
Rushden and Diamonds 01 Jul 2009 30 Jun 2010
Sutton United 01 Jul 2010 30 Jun 2014
Maidenhead United 01 Jul 2014 30 Jun 2015
Sutton United 01 Jul 2015

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Leyton Orient FA Cup 2
1
2000-01 Leyton Orient League Cup 1
1
2000-01 Leyton Orient League Division 3 20
11
5
2000-01 Leyton Orient League Division 3 Play-Offs 3
2001-02 Leyton Orient League Cup 1
2001-02 Leyton Orient League Division 3 11
1
2
2002-03 Leyton Orient League Division 3 8
2
2003-04 Leyton Orient League Division 3 1
2
2004-05 Hornchurch FA Cup 1
1
2006-07 Weymouth FA Cup 2
1
1
2009-10 Rushden and Diamonds FA Cup 1
2011-12 Sutton United FA Cup 2
2013-14 Sutton United FA Cup 1
1
2016-17 Sutton United FA Cup 6
2


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
12 Aug 2000 Plymouth Argyle v Leyton Orient W 0-1 League Division 3
22 Aug 2000 Leyton Orient v Reading D 1-1 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Blackpool v Leyton Orient D 2-2 League Division 3
26 Sep 2000 Leyton Orient v Newcastle United D 1-1
Agg: 1-3
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
08 Oct 2000 Torquay United v Leyton Orient W 1-2 League Division 3
14 Oct 2000 Leyton Orient v Cardiff City W 2-1 League Division 3
21 Oct 2000 York City v Leyton Orient D 1-1 League Division 3
24 Oct 2000 Leyton Orient v Barnet W 3-1 League Division 3
04 Nov 2000 Leyton Orient v Mansfield Town W 2-1 League Division 3
11 Nov 2000 Cheltenham Town v Leyton Orient D 1-1 League Division 3
18 Nov 2000 Barrow v Leyton Orient W 0-2 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
25 Nov 2000 Leyton Orient v Macclesfield Town W 2-1 League Division 3
02 Dec 2000 Chesterfield v Leyton Orient L 4-1 League Division 3
09 Dec 2000 Northwich Victoria v Leyton Orient D 3-3 FA Cup 2nd round
16 Dec 2000 Leyton Orient v Darlington W 1-0 League Division 3
20 Dec 2000 Leyton Orient v Northwich Victoria W 3-2 FA Cup 2nd round replay
26 Dec 2000 Southend United v Leyton Orient W 0-1 League Division 3
13 Jan 2001 Exeter City v Leyton Orient W 2-3 League Division 3
28 Jan 2001 Rochdale v Leyton Orient L 3-1 League Division 3
03 Feb 2001 Leyton Orient v Halifax Town W 3-0 League Division 3
10 Feb 2001 Hull City v Leyton Orient L 1-0 League Division 3
20 Feb 2001 Scunthorpe United v Leyton Orient D 1-1 League Division 3
06 Mar 2001 Cardiff City v Leyton Orient D 1-1 League Division 3
10 Mar 2001 Leyton Orient v Torquay United L 0-2 League Division 3
13 Mar 2001 Carlisle United v Leyton Orient L 1-0 League Division 3
17 Mar 2001 Shrewsbury Town v Leyton Orient D 1-1 League Division 3
20 Mar 2001 Leyton Orient v Blackpool W 1-0 League Division 3
24 Mar 2001 Leyton Orient v York City D 1-1 League Division 3
31 Mar 2001 Darlington v Leyton Orient D 1-1 League Division 3
07 Apr 2001 Leyton Orient v Chesterfield W 2-0 League Division 3
10 Apr 2001 Leyton Orient v Plymouth Argyle D 1-1 League Division 3
14 Apr 2001 Barnet v Leyton Orient W 1-2 League Division 3
16 Apr 2001 Leyton Orient v Hartlepool United W 3-1 League Division 3
21 Apr 2001 Mansfield Town v Leyton Orient L 2-0 League Division 3
28 Apr 2001 Leyton Orient v Cheltenham Town D 0-0 League Division 3
05 May 2001 Macclesfield Town v Leyton Orient W 0-2 League Division 3
13 May 2001 Hull City v Leyton Orient L 1-0 League Division 3 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
16 May 2001 Leyton Orient v Hull City W 2-0
Agg: 2-1
League Division 3 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
26 May 2001 Blackpool v Leyton Orient L 4-2 League Division 3 Play-Offs Final
11 Aug 2001 Cheltenham Town v Leyton Orient D 1-1 League Division 3
18 Aug 2001 Leyton Orient v Carlisle United D 0-0 League Division 3
21 Aug 2001 Leyton Orient v Crystal Palace L 2-4 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
25 Aug 2001 York City v Leyton Orient L 2-1 League Division 3
27 Aug 2001 Leyton Orient v Hartlepool United W 2-0 League Division 3
01 Sep 2001 Southend United v Leyton Orient W 1-2 League Division 3
08 Sep 2001 Leyton Orient v Bristol Rovers W 3-1 League Division 3
15 Sep 2001 Leyton Orient v Rushden and Diamonds W 2-1 League Division 3
18 Sep 2001 Darlington v Leyton Orient L 3-0 League Division 3
22 Sep 2001 Halifax Town v Leyton Orient D 0-0 League Division 3
25 Sep 2001 Leyton Orient v Luton Town L 1-3 League Division 3
29 Sep 2001 Leyton Orient v Torquay United L 1-2 League Division 3
05 Oct 2001 Mansfield Town v Leyton Orient L 3-2 League Division 3
22 Feb 2003 Leyton Orient v Shrewsbury Town L 0-2 League Division 3
25 Feb 2003 Leyton Orient v Rochdale L 0-1 League Division 3
01 Mar 2003 Lincoln City v Leyton Orient D 1-1 League Division 3
04 Mar 2003 Oxford United v Leyton Orient W 0-2 League Division 3
08 Mar 2003 Leyton Orient v Exeter City D 1-1 League Division 3
11 Mar 2003 Macclesfield Town v Leyton Orient L 3-1 League Division 3
15 Mar 2003 Leyton Orient v Bristol Rovers L 1-2 League Division 3
22 Mar 2003 Southend United v Leyton Orient L 1-0 League Division 3
13 Sep 2003 Lincoln City v Leyton Orient D 0-0 League Division 3
20 Sep 2003 Leyton Orient v Scunthorpe United D 1-1 League Division 3
30 Sep 2003 Carlisle United v Leyton Orient W 0-1 League Division 3


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