| Newcastle United|
| Jonathan Michael Rowell|
(1989-09-10) 10 September 1989 (age 26)
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
15 (Waasland-Beveren / Midfielder)
Jonathan Michael "Jonny" Rowell (born 10 September 1989) is an English footballer who plays for Belgian club Waasland-Beveren in the Belgian Pro League as a midfielder.
Jonny Rowell Wikipedia
Jonny began playing football for Newcastle United in their academy since he was nine up until he his was 16. Whilst in the Under-16s, he played alongside future England international Andy Carroll. After being let go by the Premiership club, the midfielder was signed by League One club Hartlepool United after a successful trial in January 2006.
He signed an early first team contract in January 2008 to keep him with North-East club, due to apparent interest from other clubs.
Rowell was named in the first team squad in the 2007–08 season against Crewe Alexandra and Bristol Rovers, however in both games he was an unused sub. Later in the season, an injury in a reserve team match ruled him out for the rest of the season. He went on to win the Youth Team's Player of the Year at the end of the season as voted for by the Hartlepool supporters.
Rowell made his first start for Hartlepool United the season after in a Football League Trophy game against fellow League One side Leicester City in September 2008, however Hartlepool went on to lose this match 3–0. He made his first ever League start for an injury struck Hartlepool, just three months later against Hereford United. Hartlepool boss Danny Wilson said that he thought "Rowell's debut was terrific". He was then released by Chris Turner at the end of the 2009–10 season and signed for Belgian Third Division B side Olympic Charleroi on 7 July 2010 where he soon became a fan favourite. Olympic Charleroi finished 8th at the end of the season.
After the 2010–11 season, Rowell signed for Belgian Second Division side Waasland-Beveren on a free transfer after going on trial at Conference National side Gateshead. In his first season with Waasland-Beveren, they won promotion via the play-offs to Belgian Pro League. He made his first appearance in the Belgian Pro League in a 1-2 victory against Beerschot AC.
He is a fan of his local side Premier League side Newcastle United, the side where Rowell spent eight years as a junior.As of 30 March 2015
Youth Player of The Season 2007–08
Belgian Second Division Play-off Winner 2011–12