Bill Towers

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Bill Towers
Personal information
Full name William Harry Towers
Date of birth (1920-07-13)13 July 1920
Place of birth Leicester, England
Date of death 2000 (aged 79–80)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1947 Leicester City 4 (0)
1947–1956 Torquay United 274 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

William Harry Towers (13 July 1920 – April 2000) was an English professional footballer. He was born in Leicester.

Bill Towers signed for Leicester City from local side Bentley Eng. in January 1945, making 4 league appearances in the first post-war Football League season. He was signed by Jack Butler for Torquay United in October 1946 and went on to make 292 first team games (274 in the league), all of which came at either wing-half or right-back. Before retiring in 1955, Towers played under 5 managers at Plainmoor and played in the Gulls' 1954–55 run in the FA Cup in which the Gulls beat Leeds United before losing 1–0 at home to Huddersfield Town in front of the biggest crowd ever seen at Plainmoor.

After retiring as a player, Towers moved into adult education and eventually taught inmates at Parkhurst Prison on the Isle of Wight.

Bill Towers died in April 2000 at the age of 79.

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