Tim Howard

Tim Howard
Position:
GK
D.o.B: 06/03/1979
Birthplace: North Brunswick, USA
Height: 1.91m
Weight: 88kg
Appearances: 415
Goals: 1
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Tim Howard joined Everton, initially on a season long loan, in the summer of 2006.

He arrived from Manchester United, where he had fallen behind Edwin van der Sar in the goalkeeping pecking order.

Nonetheless, he made 77 appearances for United before agreeing the switch to Everton.

He began his career in his native USA, playing for the New York/New Jersey Metrostars, where he eventually replaced USA keeper Tony Meola as the first choice in goal.

He moved to Man Utd in 2003 and replaced Fabien Barthez.

Three years later, he arrived at Everton and gave consistently impressive performances in goal.

Indeed, such was his impact that in February 2007 Howard's move was made permanent. An undisclosed fee was agreed with Manchester United and the keeper signed a lucrative four-year deal.

In the summer of 2007, Tim collected his first piece of silverware since his move to Goodison. The goalkeeper was an instrumental figure for the USA as they beat Mexico 2-1 to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

A finger injury sustained on international duty disrupted Howard's start to the 2007/08 season with the goalkeeper missing four games including one against his former team Manchester United.

But once he returned Howard enjoyed an excellent season. Ever reliable and regularly producing excellent saves, the keeper was one short of equalling Neville Southall's record of 15 clean sheets in the league.

He continued as the model of consistency on the 2008/09 campaign, and saved two penalties in the FA Cup semi-final against former side United as Everton triumphed.

Howard helped his USA side to the Confederations Cup final in the summer of 2009, winning the Golden Gloves award in the process.

He was ever-present in the Premier League as Everton's number one for the second-successive season during the 2009/10 campaign. By the end of that season Howard had made 109 consecutive top flight appearances, keeping clean sheets in 55 of those games.

At the end of the season Howard was selected in Bob Bradley's USA squad for the World Cup in South Africa.

The 'keeper played in all four of America's games helping them top Group C, which included England, before being knocked out in the second round by Ghana.

Howard faced competition for the starting spot in goal from Slovakian international Jan Mucha in 2010/11 but held onto the gloves and continued to turn in a string of solid performances.

In March 2012, Howard penned a new deal keeping him at Goodison until 2016 and finished the campaign in typically reliable form.

On 20 August 2012, the American set a new record for consecutive Premier League appearances for one club with his 184th game in a row.

Howard suffered an injury against Oldham Athletic in February 2013 in an FA Cup replay which meant that he fell two games short of breaking Neville Southall’s club record of 212 consecutive league appearances.

He continued as first choice under Roberto Martinez, taking the captain's armband when Phil Jagielka and Leon Osman weren't playing.

Howard entered his ninth season with Everton in 2014/15 and he made 42 appearances for the Club, with nine of those coming in the UEFA Europa League.

The following campaign, he again started as first choice and played his 400th game for the Blues before losing his place to Spaniard Joel Robles.

After much speculation, it was confirmed on 20 March 2016 that Howard would return to America at the conclusion of the season to sign a three-and-a-half year deal with Colorado Rapids.

Howard was recalled for Everton's penultimate home game against Bournemouth and made his 414th - and final - outing, keeping a clean sheet in a 3-0 final day win over Norwich City.

Club

From

To

Apps. (Subs)

Manchester United

15-07-2003

14-02-2007

76 (1)

Metro Stars

01-08-1998

15-07-2003

85 (0)

Premier League
FA Cup
League Cup
UEFA Cup

Career Stats - Tim Howard (First team)

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
2004 2005 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 2007 36 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 38 0
2007 2008 36 0 0 0 3 0 8 0 47 0
2008 2009 38 0 8 0 1 0 2 0 49 0
2009 2010 38 0 2 0 2 0 9 0 51 0
2010 2011 38 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 42 0
2011 2012 38 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 44 1
2012 2013 36 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 40 0
2013 2014 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 0
2014 2015 32 0 0 0 1 0 9 0 42 0
2015 2016 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
Total 354 1 25 0 8 0 28 0 415 1
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 19/08/2006 15/05/2016 418 1

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