Pat Howard
Pat Howard

Pat Howard

Rugged central defender Pat Howard was an early Terry Neill signing for Arsenal.

Signing professional for Barnsley in October 1965, he was twice ever-present including their 1967/68 promotion success and moved to Newcastle United for £23,000 in September 1971.


Name Pat Howard
Arsenal Career 1976 - 1977
Position: Defender
Appearances 20 (19 starts, 1 as a sub)
Goals 0

He starred as they were FA Cup finalists in 1974 and League Cup finalists in 1976 following Malcolm Macdonald to Highbury for £50,000 in September 1976.

Making 16 League appearances for the Gunners, he was sold to Birmingham City for £40,000 in August 1977 then played for Bury.

He was Football Development Officer for Salford City Council before retiring. (With thanks to Leigh Edwards)