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