Andy Bowman

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Andy Bowman
Personal information
Date of birth (1934-03-07)7 March 1934
Place of birth Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland
Date of death 2 March 2009(2009-03-02) (aged 74)
Place of death Dundee, Scotland
Playing position Wing-half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1955 Chelsea 1 (0)
1955–1961 Heart of Midlothian 70 (3)
1961–1963 Newport County 69 (7)
1963–1965 Tonbridge Angels
1965–1966 Hamilton Academical 11 (0)
1966–1967 Hawick Royal Albert
1967–1968 Stenhousemuir 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Andy Bowman (7 March 1934 – 2 March 2009) was a Scottish footballer who played most of his career with Hearts.[1] He played as a wing half.

He played for the Scottish schoolboy international side in 1949 which brought him to the attention of Chelsea who signed him in 1951 on his 17th birthday.[2] He played only one game in Chelsea's league winning team of 1954–55. He moved to Hearts in 1955 for a transfer fee of £1,000. Bowman won the Scottish League in 1957–58 and 1959–60, and the 1959 Scottish League Cup Final while with Hearts.[3] He made 135 appearances for Hearts, scoring eight goals.[2]

He then signed for Newport County in 1961, before moving on to non-league Tonbridge.[2] After a spell in the United States, he returned to Scotland, playing for Hamilton Academical and Hawick Royal Albert.[2]

After retiring from football, he spent most of his working life with Scottish & Newcastle breweries.[2] His son David followed him into professional football.[2] He died on 2 March 2009, following a heart attack, having suffered from Alzheimer's disease during his latter years.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.lastingtribute.co.uk/tribute/bowman/3035826[dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Vallance, Matthew (2009) "Andy Bowman (obit.)", The Scotsman, 11 March 2009
  3. ^ "Andy Bowman passes away ", Hearts FC, 3 March 2009