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Sam Cowan

Manchester City FC

3 appearances, 0 goals

P 3 W 2 D 1 L 0 F 9: A 4
83% successful

1926-31

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name Samuel Cowan
Born 10 May 1901 in Staveley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire [registered in Chesterfield, June 1901]

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, Selina Cowan is pregnant with a child who will become Samuel. His father, Thomas, is a hewer in the coal mines. They live at 25 Hartington Cottages in Staveley, Chesterfield.

According to the 1911 census, Staveley-born Samuel is the fifth of nine children to their parents. They live at 25 Ridge Balk Lane, in Woodlands, Doncaster. His father is a hewer.

Died 4 October 1964 at Haywards Heath, aged 63 years x days [registered in Cuckfield, Sussex, December 1964]. Whilst refereeing a football match, a benefit match for former Sussex wicketkeeper Jim Parks, Cowan suffered a fatal heart-attack. Some notable players included musician Tommy Steele.
Height/Weight 5' 10½", 13st. 0lbs [1926].

Source

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

Biographies x
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Started his professional career with Doncaster Rovers FC, moved to Manchester City FC on 17 December 1924. Transferred to Bradford City FC on 17 October 1935
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions One of only handful of players who have a road named after him.  Sam Cowan Close is in Moss Side, Manchester. The estate includes Fred Tilson Close, Sammy Cookson Close, Tommy Johnson Walk and Horace Barnes Close.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of six who became 504th players (506) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
First match No. 150, 24 May 1926, Belgium 3 England 5, an end-of-season tour match at Olympisch Stadion, Antwerpen, aged x years x days.
Last match No. x, aged x years x days.
Major tournaments x
Team honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Beyond England

Coached Hamsey FC in August 1947. Appointed manager at Worthing FC on 8 July 1948. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Sam Cowan - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6 3 0 270 0 0 min 0 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.

 

Sam Cowan - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - Friendly 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 1 1 3.00 1.333 83.3 +2
All 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 1 1 3.00 1.333 83.3 +2

 

Sam Cowan - Match History
 Club: Manchester City F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 3 full capsx

Age 25
1 150 24 May 1926 - Belgium 3 England 5, Olympisch Stadion, Antwerpen tour AW Start ch
- 151 27 May 1926 - France vs. England, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris - match postponed App squad member
Age 29
- 171 10 May 1930 - Germany 3 England 3, Deutsches Stadion, Berlin tour AD reserve
2 172 14 May 1930 - Austria 0 England 0, Hohe Warte Stadion, Wien AD Start ch
Age 30
- 176 14 May 1931 - France 5 England 2, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris tour AL reserve
3 177 16 May 1931 - Belgium 1 England 4, Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Bruxelles AW Start ch

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