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Derek Showers

Derek Showers

Clubs played for: Cardiff City, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Hereford United (1970-1982).

Born: 1953

Birthplace: Merthyr Tydfil, Wales

Position: Striker

Biography: Blond haired Welsh striker who was nick- named 'Nookie Bear ' thanks to his likeness to Roger DeCourcey. Signed in a £13,000 deal from Bournemouth but had to recover from an early injury before forming a striking partnership with David Gregory. When the goals dried up he was dropped and then sold to Hereford United in November 1980. After leaving Hereford he had spells playing non- league football for Dorchester Town and Barry Town before retiring. He later became involved with the Cardiff City youth programme before going to work for the Royal Mail. Now lives in Merthyr Tydfil, works as a delivery driver and also helps compile statistics for the F.A.




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Showers, Derek I remember when i started going to watch my local team AFC BOURNEMOUTH back in 77 and he was the main striker. Pity he only played for us for two years.
21-08-20Adrian staff

Showers, Derek He was one of the first autographs I ever collected I have over a thousand now. Funnily enough, Derek made the news in January 2016 when a taxi driver from the Isle of Wight, who used to be a big fan during his Portsmouth days, wanted his autograph. A request was sent to 'Derek Showers, Wales' and thanks to Royal Mail, the letter arrived and the autograph duly sent!


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