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Eddie Lowe

Aston Villa FC

3 appearances, 0 goals

P 3 W 2 D 0 L 1 F 13: A 1
67% successful


disciplined: none
minutes played:


  Edward Lowe
name notes Edward, not Edmund - Birth Registration says so.
Birth 11 July 1925 in Halesowen, Worcestershire [registered in Stourbridge, September 1925].
  According to passenger lists, Lowe was part of a group of Fulham FC footballers that left Liverpool, bound for Quebec, on 15 May 1951, on board the Empress of Scotland, under the mastership of E.A. Shergold.
Death 9 March 2009 in Nottingham, aged 83 years 241 days.


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

Club Career

Club(s) "As a teenager, Lowe found employment at a tube-works in Birmingham, before moving to London who became the an engineer during the war. While in the capital he guested for Millwall as an amateur, and also represented Finchley and Walthamstow Avenue briefly, before returning to the Midlands. It was while playing for his works side in a cup final that he was discovered by Villa."

He represented Finchley FC and Walthamstow Avenue FC briefly, before returning to the Midlands. Turning professional in September 1945, Lowe soon broke into the first team, 104 league appearances followed and three goals, but results suffered, as did holding down a place, so in May 1950, Lowe, along with his younger brother Reg, were transferred to Fulham FC, both for £15,000. In 1960, Lowe, who had been linked with a move to high-riding Tottenham Hotspur. But after 473 league appearances for the cottagers, and eight goals, Lowe accepted a new challenge, and in May 1963, he accepted an offer who became the player-manager of Third Division Notts County. He did play nine times for them, but off-field decisions and lack of progress, he was sacked in the spring of 1965.

Club honours Football League South runners-up 1945-46;
Individual honours Football of the Year fourth place 1962-63 (as a 37 year old);
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 5' 11", 11st. 3lbs [1949].


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

England Career

Player number 666th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half
First match No. 232, 3 May 1947, England 3 France 0, a friendly match at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London, aged 21 years 296 days.
Last match No. 234, 25 May 1947, Portugal 0 England 10, an end-of-season tour match at Estádio Nacional, Oeiras, Lisboa, aged 21 years 318 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions The ninth Worcestershirian to represent England.

Beyond England

As a teenager, Lowe found employment at a tube-works in Birmingham, before moving to London who became the an engineer during the war. He served as a "Bevin Boy" in Black Country coal mines towards the end of the Second World War. Still devoted to the game, Lowe scouted briefly for Plymouth Argyle in 1965 while qualifying as an accountant, before earning his livelihood as a purchasing manager for a boiler-making company in Nottingham, where he lived for the rest of his life. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.160./Independent Obituary


Eddie Lowe - Career Statistics
Parties Apps comp. apps Mins. goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
3 3 0 270 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.


Eddie Lowe - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 2 1 0 1 10 1 +9 1 1 5.00 0.50 50.0 =0
All - White - Friendly 3 2 0 1 13 1 +12 1 2 4.333 0.333 66.7 +1

Match History
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - three full appearances (270 min)

manager: Walter Winterbottom - three appearances (270 min)x

apps match pic match details comp res. rundown shirt

Age 21
231 12 April 1947 - England 1 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HD replacement reserve
1 232 3 May 1947 - England 3 France 0
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury
Fr HW 77 6

the 666th player to appear for England.
the 42nd Aston Villa player to represent England

2 233 18 May 1947 - Switzerland 1 England 0
Hardturm Stadion, Zürich
tour AL   6
unused substitute - Switzerland 21 May 1947
3 234 25 May 1947 - Portugal 0 England 10
Estádio Nacional, Lisboa
  AW   6