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Bert Howe

Full name: Herbert Alexander Howe
Birthdate: 01.04.1916
Birthplace: Rugby
Position: Left-back
Joined from: Leicester Nomads
Signed by: Frank Womack
Nationality: England
First game: Wolverhampton Wanderers, 04.05.1939
Last game: Fulham, 07.06.1947
Games: 31
Goals: 0
Wartime Games 209 Goals: 7
Player Profile

Howe was a player who chalked up an appearance record for the Foxes bettered by only two players - in the wartime period.

The Rugby-born defender did manage some appearances in league football before wartime football kicked-off and, after guesting for a couple of clubs, went on to make 209 wartime appearances in the blue and white, chipping in with nine goals along the way.

Howe played at left-back and only played part-time for the club before he ended his stay and moved on to Notts County, where he made over 50 appearances. A broken leg ended his spell at Meadow Lane and Howe took on a player-coach role at his hometown club before stepping up as player-assistant manager back in Leicestershire with Hinckley United.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1938-39 Division One (old)1 0- -- -- -- - 1 0
1945-46 South- -2 0- -- -- - 2 0
1946-47 Division Two (old)27 01 0- -- -- - 28 0
Total 28 03 0- -- -- - 31 0

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 04.05.1939 0 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Division One (old)
2 05.01.1946 1 - 1 Chelsea (A) FA Cup 3 leg 1
3 10.01.1946 0 - 2 Chelsea (H) FA Cup 3 leg 2
4 07.09.1946 2 - 0 West Ham United (A) Division Two (old)
5 12.09.1946 2 - 1 Birmingham City (H) Division Two (old)
6 14.09.1946 3 - 5 Sheffield Wednesday (H) Division Two (old)
7 19.09.1946 0 - 1 Chesterfield (H) Division Two (old)
8 21.09.1946 2 - 4 Fulham (A) Division Two (old)
9 28.09.1946 0 - 0 Bury (H) Division Two (old)
10 05.10.1946 2 - 1 Luton Town (A) Division Two (old)
11 12.10.1946 4 - 1 Plymouth Argyle (H) Division Two (old)
12 19.10.1946 1 - 0 Coventry City (H) Division Two (old)
13 26.10.1946 0 - 2 Nottingham Forest (A) Division Two (old)
14 02.11.1946 2 - 0 Southampton (H) Division Two (old)
15 09.11.1946 3 - 2 Newport County (A) Division Two (old)
16 16.11.1946 6 - 0 Barnsley (H) Division Two (old)
17 23.11.1946 0 - 0 Burnley (A) Division Two (old)
18 30.11.1946 1 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur (H) Division Two (old)
19 07.12.1946 4 - 3 Swansea City (A) Division Two (old)
20 14.12.1946 2 - 4 Newcastle United (H) Division Two (old)
21 21.12.1946 2 - 4 West Bromwich Albion (A) Division Two (old)
22 25.12.1946 2 - 1 Bradford Park Avenue (A) Division Two (old)
23 26.12.1946 2 - 1 Bradford Park Avenue (H) Division Two (old)
24 28.12.1946 0 - 1 Manchester City (A) Division Two (old)
25 04.01.1947 4 - 0 West Ham United (H) Division Two (old)
26 11.01.1947 2 - 1 West Ham United (A) FA Cup 3
27 18.01.1947 3 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday (A) Division Two (old)
28 01.03.1947 1 - 1 Nottingham Forest (H) Division Two (old)
29 15.03.1947 3 - 0 Newport County (H) Division Two (old)
30 22.03.1947 0 - 1 Barnsley (A) Division Two (old)
31 07.06.1947 2 - 0 Fulham (H) Division Two (old)

Wartime

SeasonsLEAGUEWAR CUPTOTAL
YearAppsGlsAppsGlsAppsGls
1939-4016 0- - 16 0
1940-4130 210 0 40 2
1941-4235 2- - 35 2
1942-4334 2- - 34 2
1943-4422 1- - 22 1
1944-4532 0- - 32 0
1945-4630 0- - 30 0
Total 199 710 0 209 7

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Leicester Nomads Unknown February 1937
OUT  Notts County Unknown July 1947
Player 486 of 1164 ordered a-z
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