Dave Pountney

David Pountney (/ˈpntni/; born 12 October 1939) is an English former footballer. He played in The Football League for Shrewsbury Town, Aston Villa and Chester. He played in several positions including Winger and wing half.[1]

Dave Pountney
Personal information
Full name David Harold Pountney
Date of birth (1939-10-12) 12 October 1939 (age 81)
Place of birth Baschurch, Shropshire, England
Position(s) Winger/Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1963 Shrewsbury Town 175 (11)
1963–1968 Aston Villa 113 (7)
1968–1970 Shrewsbury Town 58 (1)
1970–1973 Chester 135 (1)
1973–1976 Oswestry Town
1976– c 1979 Welshpool Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Pountney spent six years with Shrewsbury Town after signing in 1957 before making a £20,000 move to Football League First Division side Aston Villa in October 1963.[1] Five years later he returned to Shrewsbury, combining playing with establishing his own sports business that he continues to own today.[2]

In 1970, Pountney moved to Chester and made an immediate impact by scoring from 35 yards to help his new employers eliminate Shrewsbury from the Football League Cup.[1] After leaving Chester at the end of the 1972–73 season, Pountney played for non–league sides Oswestry Town and Welshpool Town.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Player Memories, Chester City v Shrewsbury Town matchday programme, 1993-10-16 p 24
  2. ^ "Salopian Sports Ltd". Shropshire Shopping. Retrieved 18 January 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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