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Sidney Bowser

West Bromwich Albion FC

1 cap, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 1 L 0 F 1: A 1
50% successful

1919

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Sidney Bowser
Born 6 April 1891 at 29 Cross Street, Handsworth, Birmingham, Warwickshire [registered in West Bromwich, June 1891].

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, Sidney is about to become the youngest of four children to George and Mary Jane (née Rush), living at 29 Cross Street in Handsworth. His father is a cabinet maker.

According to the 1901 census, the middle child of seven children, still with their parents, still living at 29 Cross Street. His father is a carpenter.

According to the 1911 census, Sidney is a Pro Footballer, one of six children living with their parents at 167 Watville Street in Handsworth. His father is a joiner.
He only appears once on the Midlands Electoral Roll, in 1955. He and Gertrude are living at 178 Green Lane in Small Heath.

Married to Gertrude Manfield [registered in Kings Norton, Warwickshire, September 1913].
Died 25 February 1961 in Birmingham, aged 69 years 325 days [registered in Birmingham, March 1961].
Height/Weight 5' 9½", 12st. 0lbs [1912].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career playing schoolboy football in Birmingham, and played with local clubs such as Astbury Richmond FC, Willenhall FC, during which he had a trial with Birmingham FC. But it was rivals West Bromwich Albion FC that signed Bowser in July 1908. He made 123 league appearances, scoring 44 goals, before he signed for top Irish side Belfast Distillery FC in April 1913, but re-signed for West Brom in February 1914. After another 218 league appearances, with twenty goals, he joined Walsall FC in August 1924, in a move that cost the club a £1000 transfer fee. He retired a year later, after 27 league appearances.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1910-11; FA Cup runners-up 1911-12; Football League Champions 1919-20;
Individual honours Irish League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 383rd players (386) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
Only match No. 120, 25 October 1919, Ireland 1 England 1, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 28 years 202 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1919-20;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Became a licensee in 1925, working for many years in Dudley. Also later managed an off-livence in Acocks Green. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.40/41.

 

Sidney Bowser - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 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.

 

Sidney Bowser - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - British Championship 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

 

Sidney Bowser - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1919-20 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

 

Sidney Bowser - Match History
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 28
1 120 25 October 1919 - Ireland 1 England 1, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AD Start ch

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