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Gordon Cowans

Aston Villa FC, AS Bari, Aston Villa FC

10 appearances, 2 goals

P 10 W 6 D 4 L 0 F x: A x
*(actual F x: A x)
80% successful

1983-90

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
863

Profile

Full name Gordon Sidney Cowans

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

Born 27 October 1958 in West Cornforth, county Durham [registered in Durham South East, December 1958].
Married to Jacqueline A. Mander [registered in Lichfield, Staffordshire, December 1983].
Height/Weight 5' 7½", 10st. 5½lbs [1984].

Source

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

Biographies x
 

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

Club Career

Club(s) Signed as an Aston Villa FC apprentice in 1974, making his debut in February 1976 as a seventeen year-old substitute. He broke his leg in August 1983 on a pre-season tour of Spain and missed the entire 1983-84 season. He regained his fitness and went on to play 286 league appearances, scoring 42 times, and was then transferred to AS Bari in Italy for £250,000 in July 1985. His three seasons in Italy produced only three goals in 94 league appearances. Graham Taylor re-signed Cowans in July 1988, and another 117 league appearances and seven goals followed. Cowans then joined Blackburn Rovers FC on 28 November 1991 for £200,000 and for fifty league appearances, scoring twice, before Cowans again rejoined Aston Villa FC for a third stint on a free transfer on 5 July 1993, making another eleven league appearances. Cowans then played for numerous middle-league clubs, Derby County FC on 3 February 1994 for £80,000 for 36 league appearances, and one goal. Wolverhampton Wanderers FC on 19 December 1994 for £20,000 for 37 league appearances. Sheffield United FC in December 1995 on a free transfer for 21 league appearances. Bradford City FC in August 1996 on another free transfer for another 25 league appearances. Stockport County AFC in March 1997 for seven league appearances and finally Burnley FC in August 1997 on a non-contract basis for six league appearances before taking up a coaching role at the end of 1997.
Club honours FA Youth Cup winner 1974-75; Football League Cup winner 1978-79; Football League Champions 1980-81; European Cup winner 1981-82; European Super Cup winner 1982;
Individual honours PFA Young Player of the Year 1978-79; PFA Division Two Team of the Year 1991-92
Distinctions x

Source

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

England Career

Player number xth player to appear for England.
Position(s) x
First match No. x, aged x years x days.
Last match No. x, aged x years x days.
Major tournaments x
Team honours x
Individual honours England B (one appearance)
Distinctions x

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Gordon Cowans - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- - - - - - - - - min - 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.

 

Gordon Cowans - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Gordon Cowans - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Blue - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

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

WCP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup - - - - - - - - - - - - -

ECP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
British Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Friendly - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Gordon Cowans - Match Record - Tournament Matches
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
x - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Gordon Cowans - Match History
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 7 full caps

Coach: Bobby Robson - 9 full capsx

Age 24
1 574 23 February 1983 - England 2 Wales 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 10
2 576 27 April 1983 - England 2 Hungary 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 11
3 577 28 May 1983 - England 0 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley BC HD Start 11
4 578 1 June 1983 - England 2 Scotland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW Start 52 11
5 579 12 June 1983 - Australia 0 England 0, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney Tour AD Start 11
6 580 15 June 1983 - Australia 0 England 1, Lang Park, Milton, Brisbane AW Start 10
7 581 19 June 1983 - Australia 1 England 1, Olympic Park Stadium, Melbourne AD Start 10
 Club: A.S. Bari - 2 full caps  
Age 27
8 608 29 January 1986 - Egypt 0 England 4, Nasser Stadium, Cairo Fr AW Start 70 4
9 610 26 March 1986 - USSR 0 England 1, Dinamo Stadion, Tbilisi Fr AW Start off 58 7
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: Graham Taylor - 1 full capx

Age 32
1 b 24 April 1990 - England B 2 Czechoslovakia B 0, Roker Park, Sunderland Fr HW Start 8
10 667 14 November 1990 - Republic of Ireland 1 England 1, Lansdowne Road, Dublin ECP AD Start 8

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