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Arthur Rowe

Tottenham Hotspur FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 4: A 1
100% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


Full name Arthur Sydney Rowe
Born 1 September 1906 in Tottenham, Middlesex [registered in Edmonton, December 1906].

Census Notes

Cannot be found on the 1911 census.

According to the 1939 register, Arthur S., a professional football trainer, is married to Amy L. and living at 108 Selbourne Road in Southgate

Married to Amy L. Foot [registered in Camberwell, June 1935].
Died 8 November 1993 in Wallington, Surrey, aged 87 years 68 days [registered in Surrey South Eastern, December 1993].
Height/Weight 5' 9", 12st. 8lbs [1935].


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

Club Career

Club(s) Played schools football in Chesthunt, as well as junior level, before signing amateur forms with Tottenham Hotspur FC in 1923. He developed his skills with the Northfleet FC nursery club, as well as with Cheshunt FC, until he turned professional with Spurs in May 1929, retiring through injury (cartilage) in 1939 following 182 league appearances.
Club honours Football League Division Two runners-up 1932-33; 
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


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

Management Career

Club(s) Following his retirement through injury in 1939, on 12 May, Rowe became a coach in Budapest for the summer, and offered a contract by the Hungarian FA to coach their Olympic side. However, WWII broke, and Rowe became a PT instructor. Became the secretary-manager at Chelmsford City FC, succeeding Harry Warren on 4 July 1945. Despite applying for the vacant managers job at Brentford AFC in February 1949, Tottenham Hotspur FC appointed Rowe as their manager on 4 May 1949 after months of speculation and remained until 20 June 1955, leaving on health grounds and replaced with Jimmy Anderson. Became a chief scout at West Bromwich Albion FC from 17 August 1957 for Vic Buckingham. Rowe then resigned on 25 October 1958 to become the assistant manager to George Smith at Crystal Palace FC, becoming their caretaker manager after Smith resigned on 13 April 1960, appointed full-time manager on 25 April. Rowe then took holiday leave on 4 December 1962, returning to light duties on 4 February 1963, eventually getting replaced, but remained in the background. Rowe did become the assistant manager to Dick Graham for the 1963-64 season, had an administrative position over the first team in November 1965, while Graham had surgery and recovered, and then took over as a caretaker General Manager after Graham was sacked on 4 January 1966 for the remainder of the season, afterwhich, he reverted to being the assistant, until 14 January 1971, when he resigned from Palace to become Chief Host at Football's Hall of Fame, an exhibition in London. Orient FC then took on Rowe as a consultant on 24 January 1972 until 1978, afterwhich he took up a similar experience at Millwall FC.
Club honours Southern League winners 1945-46; Southern League Cup winners 1945-46;
Football League Division Two winners
1949-50; Division One Champions 1950-51, runners-up 1951-52; Division Four runners-up 1960-61; Division Three runners-up 1963-64;
Distinctions Arthur Rowe's testimonial match took place on 26 November 1969, between Crystal Palace and an All Stars XI, managed by Sir Alf Ramsey and featured many of the England World Cup winning team.

England Career

Player number One of three who became 591st players (592) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
Only match No. 190, 6 December 1933, England 4 France 1, a friendly match at White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London, aged 27 years 96 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Team Attendant for England against Wales, 5 May 1945 in Cardiff.

Beyond England

No additional information, but from newspaper accounts, he was an apprentice upholsterer in 1921. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.212/3.


Arthur Rowe - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
1 1 0 90 0 0 min 0 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.


Arthur Rowe - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Home - Friendly 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1


Arthur Rowe - Match History

 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

F.A. International Selection Committee - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 27
1 190 6 December 1933 - England 4 France 1, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HW Start ch