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Arthur Rowley
Personal information
Full name George Arthur Rowley
Date of birth 21 April 1926(1926-04-21)
Place of birth    Wolverhampton, England
Date of death    19 December 2002 (aged 76)
Place of death    Shrewsbury, England
Playing position Striker
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1946–1948
1948–1950
1950–1958
1958–1965
West Bromwich Albion
Fulham
Leicester City
Shrewsbury Town
Total
024 00(4)
056 0(26)
303 (251)
236 (152)
619 (433)   
Teams managed
1958–1968
1968–1969
1970–1976
c.1976
Shrewsbury Town
Sheffield United
Southend United
Knighton Town

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

George Arthur Rowley, (21 April 1926 – 19 December 2002), was an English football player. He holds the record for the greatest number of career goals in The Football League, 434 from 619 games. He was the younger brother of Manchester United legend Jack Rowley. He was shortlisted for inclusion into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2008.[1]

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Playing career

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West Bromwich Albion

Rowley began his career as an amateur at Wolverhampton Wanderers before turning professional with West Bromwich Albion in 1944. However, he struggled at The Hawthorns both to score goals and gain a regular place in the first team.

Fulham

Albion sold Rowley early in the 1948-49 season to Fulham, where he immediately found his goal-scoring touch, scoring 19 goals in 22 appearance as he helped the side to the Second Division title.

Rowley failed to recapture his form in the First Division as he scored only 8 goals.

Leicester City

At the end of his first season in the top flight (1950) he was sold to Leicester City. He spent the next eight years at the club, during which time he scored 251 league goals, including 44 goals in 42 games as he led Leicester to the Second Division title in 1957.

Shrewsbury Town

In the summer of 1958 Rowley left Leicester, who were playing in the First Division, to become the player-manager of Shrewsbury Town of the newly-created Fourth Division. In his first season at the Gay Meadow Rowley led Shrewsbury to promotion with a haul of 38 goals in 43 games. He spent the next six years as a player with the club, during which time he scored a total of 152 league goals.

Management career

Sheffield United

After retiring as a player Rowley managed Shrewsbury for another four years before becoming manager of Sheffield United on 11 July 1968. United had just been relegated to Division Two but despite good signings who would later gain the team promotion, results were disappointing and he was sacked on 6 August 1969.

Later career

He managed Southend United from 1970 to 1976 and was also assistant manager of Telford United and manager of non-league Knighton Town and Oswestry Town before leaving football.[2]

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Arthur Rowley
Personal information
Full name George Arthur Rowley
Date of birth 21 April 1926(1926-04-21)
Place of birth    Wolverhampton, England
Date of death    19 December 2002 (aged 76)
Playing position Striker
Senior clubs
Years Club
1946-1948
1948-1950
1950-1958
1958-1965
West Bromwich Albion
Fulham
Leicester City
Shrewsbury Town
Teams managed
1958-1968
1968-1969
1970-1976
1976
Shrewsbury Town
Sheffield United
Southend United
Knighton Town

George Arthur Rowley, (21 April 1926 – 19 December 2002) was an English football striker. He holds the record for the most career goals in The Football League, 434 from 619 games. He was the younger brother of Manchester United legend Jack Rowley. He was shortlisted for inclusion into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2008.[1]

References


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