Jack Rowley

Born : 07 Oct 1920
Signed : 22 Oct 1937
Debut : 23 Oct 1937 v Sheff Wed (H) League
Goals total : 211
Appearances total : 424
Position: : Forward
Left United : 01 Feb 1955  


In 1952, forging a terrific alliance with diminutive veteran Scotsman Jimmy Delaney, Rowley’s 30 league goals helped United to the First Division title for the first time since 1911.

After 503 appearances and a remarkable 312 goals – he also played six games for England, averaging a goal a game – he left United to join Plymouth Argyle as player-manager, retiring from playing two years later in 1957.

After various coaching and managerial posts he retired from management in December 1969 to run a sub post office/newsagent in the Shaw district of Oldham.

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