Steven John "Steve" Howard
(born 10 May 1976) is a Scottish
currently playing for Championship
side Leicester City
Howard is renowned for his aerial strength. He is a fan of Newcastle United
and fulfilled a lifelong ambition of playing at St James' Park
when he played in the Derby side which drew 2–2 on 23 December 2007.
Howard began his career at non-league Tow Law Town
, whilst working as a roofer as his day-job. He worked 12 hour shifts and also dug up roads before moving to Hartlepool United
in 1995. He moved on to Northampton Town
as their record signing for £120,000 in February 1999.
signed him for £50,000 on 22 March 2001 with another £25,000 due if Luton avoided relegation, which they failed to do.
Howard was almost sacked from Luton in late 2001 after an incident during an away game against York City
. The Hatters had been awarded a penalty, and Howard grabbed the ball from the designated penalty taker and promptly missed. However, an infringement was noticed and the penalty was ordered to be re-taken. Against the protests of the senior players and the management team, Howard once again grabbed the ball and stepped up to take the penalty, missing once again. He was... Read More