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Stan Bowles

Queen's Park Rangers FC

5 appearances, 1 goal

P 5 W 2 D 1 L 2 F 3: A 4
*(actual F 2: A 4)
50% successful

1974-77

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
415

Profile

Full name Stanley Bowles

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 24 December 1948 in Collyhurst, Manchester, Lancashire [registered in Manchester, March 1949].
Attended St Mary's Primary School, Collyhurst. He appeared to have lived in Moston.
Married First marriage to Ann S. Kyte [registered in Manchester, June 1968]. Third wife is Diane Bushell.
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st. 4lbs [1975].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies Stan the Man: The Autobiography - John Iona and Ralph Allen (Paper Plane, Dudley 1996 and April 2005)
 

Bowles is remembered for making the QPR number 10 shirt his own in the seventies as well as being one of the game's great characters and entertainers, and naturally gifted with it. This, though, covers his whole life story, including frank accounts of his addiction to gambling and brushes with the law. Stan was much travelled before and after his Loftus Road days and the other clubs featuring in this account of the England International's career are Manchester City, Bury, Crewe Alexandra, Carlisle United, Nottingham Forest, Leyton Orient and Brentford. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Started his career playing schoolboy football in Manchester, becoming an apprentice with Manchester City FC in July 1965. Bowles turned professional with City in January 1967. His rebellious nature was noted early on and manager Malcolm Allison released him after seventeen league appearances and two goals. Bury FC took him on, initially on trial, in July 1970, but again, after only five league appearances, he was released. In September 1970, Crewe Alexandra FC took Bowles on trial and he received a contract, his eighteen goals in 51 league appearances was getting him noticed, and it was Second Division side Carlisle United FC who spent £12,000 to take him to Brunton Park in October 1971. His return was twelve goals in 33 league appearances, and he was then sold to Queen's Park Rangers FC, they paid £110,000 for his exceptional skill in front of goal, and he gave them 97 goals in 315 league appearances. Brian Clough then paid £210,000 to take him to Nottingham Forest FC in December 1979. After nineteen league appearances and two goals, Orient FC equalled their transfer record fee paid, £100,000, in July 1980. Despite Sheffield Wednesday FC offering £110,000, but Bowles failed to turn up for contract talks. He made 44 league appearances for Orient, scoring seven goals. In 1981, Brentford FC paid £40,000 for Bowles, where he scored sixteen goals in 81 league appearances. In his semi-retirement, he played with Epping Town FC.
Club honours Football League runners-up 1975-76; UEFA European Cup winners 1979-80 (non-playing)
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of six who became the 891st players (895) to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
First match No. 478, 3 April 1974, Portugal 0 England 0, a friendly match at Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Bairro Dona Leonor, Lisboa, aged 25 years 100 days.
Last match No. 507, 9 February 1977, England 0 Netherlands 2, a friendly match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 28 years 47 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1973-74;
Team honours British Championships shared 1973-74;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Since hanging up his boots, Bowles has worked in the media as a pundit on Sky Sports and written columns for the national press, but he does spend his retirement in Manchester. - Media

 

Stan Bowles - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
11+ 5 3 5 0 1 415 1 415 min 1 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Stan Bowles - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 4 1 1 2 2 4 -2 3 2 0.50 1.00 37.5 -1
All 5 2 1 2 3 4 -1 3 3 0.60 0.80 50.0 =0

 

Stan Bowles - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
British Championship 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 0 2 1.50 0.00 100.0 +2
Friendly 2 0 1 1 0 2 -2 2 1 0.00 1.00 25.0 -1
All 5 2 1 2 3 4 -1 3 3 0.60 0.80 50.0 =0

 

Stan Bowles - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1976-78 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
WCP All 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1973-74 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 0 2 1.50 0.00 100.0 +2
BC All 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 0 2 1.50 0.00 100.0 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 0 2 1.50 0.00 100.0 +2
All 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 1 2 1.00 0.50 66.7 +1

 

Stan Bowles - Match History
 Club: Queen's Park Rangers F.C. - 5 full caps

Coach: Alf Ramsey - 1 full capx

Age 25
1 478 3 April 1974 - Portugal 0 England 0, Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisboa Fr AD Start 10
 

Coach: Joe Mercer - 2 full capsx

2 479 11 May 1974 - Wales 0 England 2, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW Start 37 10
3 480 15 May 1974 - England 1 Northern Ireland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW Start off 55 10
0-0 when substituted
- 481 18 May 1974 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL withdrawn squad member
- 482 22 May 1974 - England 2 Argentina 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD
- 483 29 May 1974 - GDR 1 England 1, Zentralstadion, Leipzig Tour AD
- 484 1 June 1974 - Bulgaria 0 England 1, Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofija AW
- 485 5 June 1974 - Yugoslavia 2 England 2, Stadion Crvena zvezda, Beograd AD
 

Coach: Don Revie - 2 full capsx

Age 26
- 496 19 November 1975 - Portugal 1 England 1, Estádio José Alvalade, Lisboa ECP AD squad/sub ?
Age 27
4 506 17 November 1976 - Italy 2 England 0, Stadio Olimpico, Roma WCP AL Start 10
Age 28
5 507 9 February 1977 - England 0 Netherlands 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr AW Start 10

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