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Syd Owen

Luton Town FC

3 appearances, 0 goals

P 3 W 0 D 1 L 2 F 5: A 12
17% successful

1953-54

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
300

Profile

Full name Sydney William Owen
Born 29 September 1922 in Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire [registered in Aston, December 1922]. To Henry Sydney and Florence Laura (née Whiley)
Married to Gertrude E. Boswell [registered in Birmingham, June 1946].
Died 27 August 1998, aged 75 years 332 days [registered in Leeds, Yorkshire, August 1998].
Height/Weight 6' 0", 11st. 10lbs [1957].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played his junior football in Birmingham, particularly with the YMCA and South Birmingham Schools, alongside Gil Merrick. Birmingham City FC beat Preston North End FC and signed Owen as an amateur in October 1945, and made just five Second Division appearances as a left-half before Luton Town AFC paid 1500 for his transfer in June 1947 and moved him to the centre. He remained at Kenilworth Road until his retirement from playing in May 1959, having made 388 league appearances and scoring three goals.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1958-59 (captain and manager);
Individual honours Football League (two appearances). FWA Football of the Year 1958-59;
Distinctions None

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) After his retirement, Syd Owen remained at Kenilworth Road when he became manager on 29 April 1959, effective 3 May and for the 1959-60 season. After undue criticism from his chairman for a poor season, Owen resigned on 23 April 1960, he soon took up a coaching role at Leeds United AFC from May 1960 until October 1975. Afterwhich he was the Birmingham City FC assistant manager to Willie Bell from October 1975 until 20 May 1977. First team coach at Hull City FC between December 1977 and February 1978. Became the youth coach at Manchester United FC from May 1978 until 1981, from when he acted as a part-time scout.

England Career

Player number 731st player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
First match No. 286, 16 May 1954, Yugoslavia 1 England 0, an end-of-season East European tour match at Stadion Jugoslovenska Narodna Armija, Savski Venac, Beograd, aged 31 years 229 days.
Last match No. 288, 17 June 1954, Belgium 4 England 4, a World Cup Finals first phase group match at Sankt Jakob Stadium, Sankt Jakob, Basel, Switzerland, aged 31 years 264 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1954;
Team honours None
Individual honours England B (trialist 1952, reserve twice 1952-53)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

xRemained in the game following his retirement, particularly at Leeds United FC, where he was the coach under Jack Taylor and Don Revie. A ftiness zealot and man of character. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.189.

 

Syd Owen - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 3 1 300 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.

 

Syd Owen - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away 2 0 0 2 1 8 -7 1 0 0.50 4.00 0.00 -2
Neutral 1 0 1 0 4 4 =0 0 0 4.00 4.00 50.0 =0
All - White 3 0 1 2 5 12 -7 1 0 1.667 4.00 16.7 -2

 

Syd Owen - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1 0 1 0 4 4 =0 0 0 4.00 4.00 50.0 =0
World Cup 1 0 1 0 4 4 =0 0 0 4.00 4.00 50.0 =0
Friendly 2 0 0 2 1 8 -7 1 0 0.50 4.00 0.00 -2
All 3 0 1 2 5 12 -7 1 0 1.667 4.00 16.7 -2

 

Syd Owen - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1954 1 0 1 0 4 4 =0 0 0 4.00 4.00 50.0 =0
WCF All 1 0 1 0 4 4 =0 0 0 4.00 4.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1 0 1 0 4 4 =0 0 0 4.00 4.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 4 4 =0 0 0 4.00 4.00 50.0 =0


Syd Owen
- Match History
 

 Club: Luton Town F.C. - three full appearances (270 min)

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - three full appearances (270 min)x

Age 29
u/o b 30 April 1952 - England 3 Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic 0, Arsenal Stadium, Higbury Fr NW Start 5
b 22 May 1952 - France Espoirs 7 England 1, Le Havre Fr AL reserve

Age 30
b 11 March 1953 - Scotland 2 England 2, Easter Road, Edinburgh Fr AD reserve

Age 31
1 286 16 May 1954 - Yugoslavia 1 England 0, Stadion JNA, Beograd tour AL Start 5
b 16 May 1954 - Yugoslavia 2 England 1, Centralni Stadion, Ljubljana AL squad member
2 287 23 May 1954 - Hungary 7 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest AL Start 5
b 23 May 1954 - Switzerland 2 England 0, St. Jakob Park, Basel AL squad member
3 288 17 June 1954 - Belgium 4 England 4, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel WCF ND Start 5
289 20 June 1954 - England 2 Switzerland 0, Wankdorfstadion, Bern AW squad member
290 26 June 1954 - Uruguay 4 England 2, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel NL

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