Colin Powell (footballer)

Colin Powell (footballer)

Colin David Powell (born 7 July 1948 in Hendon, Middlesex) was a professional footballer of the 1970s and 1980s. He spent the bulk of his career with Charlton Athletic.

Playing career

Powell played primarily as a winger. He joined Charlton Athletic from non-league club Barnet in 1973 and went on to make over 300 appearances for the "Addicks".[1] In 1981 he moved to Gillingham, where he played for two seasons before returning to non-league football with another Kent-based club, Dartford.[1]

Post-playing career

Powell managed Margate from March 1990 to October 1990, having previously been assistant to manager Trevor Ford.[2] He later became the head groundsman at Charlton's stadium, The Valley, a post he still held as of 2011.[3]


  1. ^ a b Triggs, Roger (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. p. 260. ISBN 0-7524-2243-X. 
  2. ^ "Colin Powell — Manager". 2010 [last update]. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Haines, Gary (8 June 2005). "Field of Dreams". Charlton Athletic F.C.. Retrieved 31 March 2010. 

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