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Norman Low
Personal information
Full name Norman Harvey Low
Date of birth 23 March 1914(1914-03-23)
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Date of death 21 May 1994 (aged 80)
Place of death Toronto, Canada
Playing position Central defender
Youth career
Rosehill Villa
1931–1933 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1933–1936 Liverpool 13 (0)
1936–1946 Newport County 112 (0)
1946–1950 Norwich City 150 (0)
Total 275 (0)
Teams managed
1950–1955 Norwich City
1956–1957 Workington
1957–1962 Port Vale
1967–1968 Witton Albion
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Norman Harvey Low (23 March 1914 - 21 May 1994) was a Scottish football player and manager. He was the son of Scottish international footballer, Wilf Low.[1]


Playing career

Low began his professional career with Liverpool, but the dominant centre-half struggled to get into the first team. Though he did play eleven consecutive games in place of Tom Bradshaw for the First Division club during the first half of the 1934-35 season.[1]

Leaving Anfield in 1936, he then spent ten years with Newport County. During World War II he also guested for Bristol City, Everton, Liverpool, Swindon Town and Lovell's Athletic.[2] In 1946 he moved onto Norwich City, where he played 150 league games in four years.

Management career

Low was appointed manager of Third Division Norwich City in 1950, before he left the club in April 1955.[3]

After a short spell in charge at Workington he was made manager of Port Vale in February 1957. Replacing Freddie Steele who developed the Steel/Iron curtain, Low adopted an attacking policy, instructing his players 'to go out an entertain the public'.[2] Despite the fact that 'he never discussed the opposition' he led the club to the Fourth Division title in 1958-59. The club adapted well to life in Third Division and he also helped the club lift the Supporters' Clubs' Trophy in 1961. However he could not 'see eye to eye with the board on their buying policy' and tendered his resignation in October 1962.[2]

He later served as a scout at Stoke City and Liverpool before taking up the reigns at Witton Albion[2] in 1967. He later emigrated to North America, where he became the coach of Cleveland Stokers.[2]



as a Manager

with Port Vale


  1. ^ a b "Norman Low". Retrieved 2009-06-10.  
  2. ^ a b c d e Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 177. ISBN 0952915200.  
  3. ^ "Norman Low". Retrieved 2009-06-10.  

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