|Date of birth||20 May 1886|
|Place of birth||Blackburn, England|
|Date of death||12 February 1959(aged 72)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|Blackburn St Peter's|
|1915–1916||→ Burnley (war guest)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Blackburn, Cowell started his career in amateur football with Blackburn St Peter's and Nelson. He then played professionally for Blackburn Rovers, making 280 appearances in the Football League for the club between 1905 and 1920. He earned one cap for England in 1910. During the 1915–16 season, Cowell played as a guest in five wartime fixtures for Burnley.
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