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Terry Howard

Full name: Terence T. "Terry" Howard
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: September 13, 1937 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Hendon FC, Hendon (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Football


Terry Howard made one appearance for Great Britain at the 1960 Olympics playing at centre-forward in the win over Chinese Taipei (then Taiwan). Howard was brought up in Stepney in London’s East End, close to Harry Redknapp and his family, and went to a local grammar school. He started working at Billingsgate fish market as a 15-year-old and spent 60 years in the business. A speedy left-winger he played for Hendon, Enfield and Sutton United, appearing in four FA Amateur Cup finals, scoring the last minute winner for Hendon against Kingstonian in 1960. He was on the losing Hendon side in 1964 but obtained a second winners’ medal with Enfield against Skelmersdsale in 1967. Another losers’ medal followed with Sutton’s defeat by North Shields in 1969. Before each of his four final appearances Howard would start work at Billingsgate at 4.30 am before catching the tube to Wembley to join his team-mates. Terry won six England amateur caps and was expected to play at the 1964 Olympics but he broke his leg, and furthermore, Great Britain subsequently failed to qualify. In 1966, shortly after the World Cup final, Terry bought Geoff Hurst’s old house from him. In 1970 Terry was a member of the Sutton United team who reached the fourth round of the FA Cup before losing 6-0 to the then mighty Leeds United. Terry’s son, also Terry, played for Chelsea before a 10-year career at Leyton Orient which came to an abrupt end when he was dramatically sacked by manager John Sitton following a half-time rant during a match with Blackpool in February 1995. The incident was caught on camera as it was being filmed for a Channel 4 documentary Orient\: Club for a Fiver. The club denied he had been sacked, but Howard junior never played for the club again and moved to Wycombe Wanderers on a free transfer in the close season.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 22 Roma Football Men's Football Great Britain GBR 9T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1960 Summer 22 Roma Football Great Britain GBR Final Standings 9T 1960-08-26 0 0 0
1960 Summer 22 Roma Football Great Britain GBR Group B Match #6 1 1960-09-01 GBR 3, TPE 2 0
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