England Football Online
Page Last Updated 18 July 2014
 
Players Index
 

Arthur Cowell

Blackburn Rovers FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

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

1910

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Arthur Cowell
Born 12 May 1886 in Blackburn, Lancashire [registered in Blackburn, June 1886].
Baptism 6 June 1886 in St Peter's Church, Blackburn. Parents: William & Ellen Cowell of 24 Bullen Street. Father is a Pavior. Baptised by G. Edward Hignett. It is his baptism details that state his birthdate.

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, Arthur is the youngest of six children to William and Ellen (née Houlker). William has died and his mother his the head of the household and is a cotton weaver. They live at 24 Bullen Street in Blackburn.

According to the 1901 census, fourteen year-old Arthur is still the youngest of the six children still living with their mother at 24 Bullen Street. He is now a jacquard machinist.

According to the 1911 census, Arthur is a professional footballer and is now just the youngest of four living with his mother at 24 Bullen Street.

Died 12 February 1959, aged 72 years x days [registered in Blackburn, March 1959].
Height/Weight 5' 7½", 10st. 10lbs [1910].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], FindMyPast.com & lan-opc.org.uk

Club Career

Club(s) Began at Blackburn St. Peter's FC, a Sunday School side, before he joined Nelson FC in 1904, joined Blackburn Rovers FC and would stay with them in some capacity until May 1937. He made 240 league appearances up until 1925. He did guest with Burnley FC in 1916.
Club honours Football League Champions 1911-12, 1913-14;
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 five who became the 344th players (345) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
Only match No. 105, 12 February 1910, Ireland, England 1, a British Championship match at Solitude Ground, Cliftonville, Belfast, aged 23 years 21 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1909-10;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions Cousin of Kelly Houlker

Beyond England

Ended his time at Ewood Park on 14 May 1937. Took over as Wrexham's trainer, becoming their manager in August 1938 for six months. Ran newsagencies at Kirkham and Darwen after leaving football. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.76.

 

Arthur Cowell - 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.

 

Arthur Cowell - 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

 

Arthur Cowell - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1909-10 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 Competition
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

 

Arthur Cowell - Match History
 Club: Blackburn Rovers F.C. - 1 full cap

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

Age 28
1 105 12 February 1910 - Ireland 1 England 1, Solitude Ground, Belfast BC AD Start lb

Notes

____________________

CG