David Anthony Lowe (born 30
August 1965 in Liverpool) is an English former
almost 600 appearances in the
in a career spanning seventeen years.
Lowe began his career as an apprentice at Wigan Athletic
on a recommendation by
his teacher from his school league days to then Wigan manager
. Subsequently, Lowe made
his first-team debut in October 1982 against Reading
. In 1985
, Lowe would
score in the Freight Rover
Final with a spectacular overhead kick to help his team
win the match 3-1.
In June 1987, after playing 188 League games for Wigan, Lowe made
the transfer to Ipswich Town
£80,000, making his debut for them in the 1987-88 season
. He would go on
to become the club's leading scorer for that campaign and again in
, but was loaned
out to Port Vale
in 1992. In July of
that year, Lowe signed for Leicester
for £250,000. In a pre-season friendly against Borussia Mönchengladbach
of his first games for the club, he broke his cheekbone. However he
would become a regular first team player at Leicester, he also
spent February to May of 1994 on loan with Port Vale once again.
Upon his return he was a first team regular until March 1996, when
he re-signed for Wigan Athletic for £125,000.
celebrated his 300th league game for the club and his goal in the
final game of the season would secure the Third Division
promotion to Division
. The following season he would break the club's individual
goalscoring record, his 60th goal to surpass Peter Houghton
's tally coming in
a 5-1 defeat of Burnley
collecting the club's supporters' and Player of the Year trophies,
Lowe was plagued by injuries and was released by Wigan in June
1999. Lowe made the move to Wrexham
where he was offered a player-coach role. In 2000, he spent a loan
spell at non-league Rushden
where, after netting four goals, he decided to
retire as a player.
After retiring as a player, Lowe worked for the Professional Footballers'
until 2002, when he joined Wigan Athletic under
former team-mate Paul Jewell
. A fully
qualified coach, Lowe fulfilled various roles at Wigan before
following Jewell to Derby County
and becoming Head of the Youth Academy at the club. Following the
departure of Jewell and prior to the arrival of new manager
Nigel Clough, Lowe was placed in
temporary charge of solitary game in January 2009, where his Derby
team beat Manchester United
1-0 in the first leg of the League
Cup semi-final at Pride Park Stadium.
He left the club on 21 April 2009.
- with Wigan Athletic