Dean Peter Bowditch (born 15 June 1986) is an English former professional footballer who plays as a midfielder or striker. He currently plays for Stowmarket Town in the Eastern Counties League Premier Division.

Dean Bowditch
Personal information
Full name Dean Peter Bowditch
Date of birth (1986-06-15) 15 June 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Bishop's Stortford, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder / striker
Club information
Current team
Stowmarket Town
Youth career
Ipswich Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2009 Ipswich Town 72 (8)
2005Burnley (loan) 10 (1)
2006Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 11 (1)
2006Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 3 (1)
2007–2008Northampton Town (loan) 10 (2)
2008Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 5 (0)
2008–2009Brentford (loan) 9 (2)
2009–2011 Yeovil Town 71 (25)
2011–2017 Milton Keynes Dons 192 (37)
2017–2019 Northampton Town 31 (3)
2018Stevenage (loan) 5 (2)
2019– Stowmarket Town 4 (1)
National team
2001–2002 England U16 8 (0)
2002–2003 England U17 5 (0)
2004–2005 England U19 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:25, 27 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:21, 11 October 2010 (UTC)

CareerEdit

Ipswich TownEdit

Bowditch made his Ipswich Town first team debut in March 2003, aged 16, when he came off the bench against local rivals Norwich City, a match in which Ipswich won 2–0. The following season, he became the club's youngest player to score a hat-trick, against Watford. He picked up the Dale Roberts award as the best performer from the academy for 2003–04. A series of injuries saw him feature less for the Ipswich first team and he was loaned to Burnley, Wycombe and Brighton. On 22 November 2007 he signed a one-month loan deal at Northampton Town.

On 11 February 2008, Bowditch agreed to re-join Brighton on loan, initially for one-month. On 31 October 2008, he joined Brentford on loan until January 2009, with an option to be recalled after one month.[1]

Ipswich released Bowditch at the end of the 2008–09 season.[2]

Yeovil TownEdit

Bowditch signed a one-year deal with League One club Yeovil on 30 July 2009.[3] He scored on his debut against Tranmere but was later injured. On 14 November, he returned from injury and scored as a second-half substitute in Yeovil's 1–0 win over Southend. He scored his ninth goal of the season against Leeds United on 5 April 2010 in a 2–1 defeat. He reached double figures for the season with the opener against Millwall on Tuesday 13 April 2010. Having finished the 2009–2011 season as Yeovil's top scorer, he signed a new contract with the club on 16 June 2010. At the end of the 2010–11 season, he was informed by the club that he was one of seven Yeovil players who would be awarded new contracts.[4] However, rejected this contract offer and left Yeovil.

Milton Keynes DonsEdit

On 20 June 2011, Dean Bowditch signed a two-year deal with Milton Keynes Dons,[5] becoming manager Karl Robinson's first signing of the 2011–12 season. Despite playing as a striker for most of his career he has spent the majority of his spell at the Dons playing wide left, providing 13 assists and scoring 15. He has become a fan favourite for the Dons and was their top scorer and topped the assist table for the 2012/13 season, despite being primarily deployed as a Winger or a wide midfielder. On 10 March 2014, Bowditch signed a new one-year deal with the club.[6]

On 25 April 2017, after 6 seasons, 227 appearances and 48 goals, Milton Keynes Dons announced that Bowditch would leave the club at the end of the 2016–17 season.[7]

Northampton TownEdit

On 23 June 2017, Northampton Town announced the signing of Bowditch on a two-year deal effective from 1 July 2017.[8]

Bowditch joined League Two side Stevenage on loan on 31 January 2018, with the deal running for the remainder of the 2017–18 season.[9]

He was one of 8 players released by Northampton at the end of the 2018–19 season; a further 3 were placed for sale.[10]

Stowmarket TownEdit

On 19 November 2019, Bowditch signed for Eastern Counties Football League Premier Division side Stowmarket Town until the end of the season. [11] Bowditch scored his first goal for Stowmarket in a 4-0 win against Stansted F.C. in the FA Vase. [12]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 27 April 2019 [13]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ipswich Town 2002–03[14] First Division 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2003–04[15] First Division 16 4 1 0 2 1 1[a] 0 20 5
2004–05[16] Championship 21 3 0 0 2 0 1[b] 0 24 3
2005–06[17] Championship 21 0 0 0 1 0 22 0
2006–07[18] Championship 9 1 0 0 1 0 10 1
2007–08[19] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09[20] Championship 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Total 72 8 1 0 7 1 2 0 82 9
Burnley (loan) 2004–05[16] Championship 10 1 0 0 0 0 10 1
Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 2005–06[17] League Two 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 2006–07[18] League One 3 1 0 0 0 0 1[c] 0 4 1
2007–08[19] League One 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Northampton Town (loan) 2007–08[19] League One 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2
Brentford (loan) 2008–09[20] League Two 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2
Total 48 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 49 7
Yeovil Town 2009–10[21] League One 30 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 10
2010–11[22] League One 41 15 2 0 1 0 1[c] 0 45 15
Total 71 25 2 0 1 0 1 0 75 25
Milton Keynes Dons 2011–12[23] League One 41 12 4 3 3 0 3[d] 0 51 15
2012–13[24] League One 39 8 5 3 3 1 1[c] 0 48 12
2013–14[25] League One 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
2014–15[26] League One 35 7 1 0 3 0 1[c] 0 40 7
2015–16[27] Championship 37 4 3 0 0 0 40 4
2016–17[28] League One 28 5 3 1 2 3 2[e] 0 35 9
Total 192 37 17 7 11 4 7 0 227 48
Northampton Town 2017–18[29] League One 11 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 16 0
2018–19 League Two 20 3 0 0 1 0 3 0 24 3
Total 31 3 2 0 1 0 6 0 40 3
Stevenage (loan) 2017–18 League Two 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Career total 419 82 22 7 20 5 17 0 478 94
  1. ^ Appearance in the First Division play-offs
  2. ^ Appearance in the Championship play-offs
  3. ^ a b c d Appearances in the Football League Trophy
  4. ^ One appearance in the Football League Trophy and two in the League One play-offs
  5. ^ Appearances in the EFL Trophy

HonoursEdit

Milton Keynes Dons

England U17

  • Nationwide Tournament: 2002[31]

Individual

Personal lifeEdit

He has an older brother, Ben Bowditch, who plays for Potters Bar Town.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dean Completes Loan". Ipswich Town Official Site. 31 October 2008. Archived from the original on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Town Release Seven". Club Fanzine. 8 May 2009. Archived from the original on 11 May 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2009.
  3. ^ "Striker Dean Signs". Yeovil Town Official Site. 30 July 2009. Archived from the original on 24 February 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2009.
  4. ^ "Terry Skiverton offers seven new Yeovil Town deals". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  5. ^ "MK Dons sign Dean Bowditch from Yeovil Town". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Bowditch pens new deal". Milton Keynes Dons FC. 10 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Darren Potter: MK Dons midfielder to leave after six seasons at club". BBC Sport. 25 April 2017. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Dean Bowditch: Northampton Town sign ex-MK Dons forward on two-year deal". BBC Sport. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Stevenage sign John Goddard, Dean Bowditch and teenage forward Joe White". BBC Sport. 31 January 2018. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Northampton Town release eight players and transfer-list three more". BBC Sport. 6 May 2019. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Former Ipswich Town forward Dean Bowditch agrees deal with Stowmarket Town". Bury Free Press. 19 November 2019. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  12. ^ "Stowmarket Town book place in next round of FA Vase with 4-0 win". Bury Free Press. 30 November 2019. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  13. ^ "Dean Bowditch". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  15. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  16. ^ a b "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  17. ^ a b "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  18. ^ a b "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  19. ^ a b c "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  20. ^ a b "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  21. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  22. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  23. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  24. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  25. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  26. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  27. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  28. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  29. ^ "Games played by Dean Bowditch in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  30. ^ "2015: Dons clinch promotion in style". Milton Keynes Dons. 30 December 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  31. ^ "TheFA.com – Milner magic seals Nationwide Glory". Archived from the original on 11 December 2004. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  32. ^ "Bowditch named Player of the Month". The Football League. 9 March 2012. Archived from the original on 4 August 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2012.

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