Arthur Cowell

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Arthur Cowell
Personal information
Date of birth (1886-05-20)20 May 1886
Place of birth Blackburn, England
Date of death 12 February 1959(1959-02-12) (aged 72)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Blackburn St Peter's
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1905–1920 Blackburn Rovers 280 (0)
1915–1916 Burnley (war guest)
National team
1910 England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Arthur Cowell (20 May 1886 – 12 February 1959) was an English international footballer, who played as a left back.


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.[1] He earned one cap for England in 1910.[2] During the 1915–16 season, Cowell played as a guest in five wartime fixtures for Burnley.[3]


  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888–1939. p. 52. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ Arthur Cowell England profile at Englandstats
  3. ^ Simpson, Ray (2007). The Clarets Chronicles: The Definitive History of Burnley Football Club. p. 489. ISBN 978-0-9557468-0-2.