Don Howe

Don Howe has made a sinigicant impact in the English game throughout his career as a player, coach and manager.

Born in Wolverhampton, Don was best known for his playing days with West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal.

Howe made 342 professional appearances for West Bromwich Albion and a further 70 for Arsenal. He scored on 18 occasions from his position as full back.

Howe's playing honours include Runners up in First Division (1953-54), Winning the FA Cup (1954) and sharing the Charity Shield (1954) and being made club captain of Arsenal in 1964.

Howe also represented England 23 times during his playing career.

During his coaching career, Howe managed West Bromwich Albion, Galatasaray SK, Arsenal, Queens Park Rangers and Coventry City.

In International Management, Howe was Assistant Manager with England (1977-Janauray 1982), and also spent a stint teaching football in Saudi Arabia (1986-87).

Domestically Howe won the double with Arsenal in 1971 as Assistant Manager, then whilst a coach there in the late 1970s Howe made three FA Cup final appearances, losing in 1978 & 1980 and winning in 1979. In 1988 he won the FA Cup whilst Assistant Manager of Wimbledon. The result was one of the biggest shocks in the history of the competition as the London side won the Cup, 1–0, for the only time in their history.

In Europe Arsenal were also runners up in the Cup Winners' Cup in 1980. Don Retired from coaching in the summer of 2003 after more than 50 years in the game.

In 2004, Don was named one of West Bromwich Albion's 16 greatest players in a poll organised as part of the club's 125th anniversary.

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