Chris Crowe

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Chris Crowe
Personal information
Full name Christopher Crowe
Date of birth (1939-06-11)11 June 1939
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Date of death May 2003 (age 63)
Place of death Bristol, England
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger / Inside forward
Youth career
Edinburgh Schools
1954–1956 Leeds United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1960 Leeds United 98 (27)
1960–1962 Blackburn Rovers 51 (6)
1962–1964 Wolverhampton Wanderers 83 (24)
1964–1967 Nottingham Forest 73 (12)
1967–1969 Bristol City 67 (13)
1969 Auburn - (-)
1969–1970 Walsall 13 (1)
1970–1971 Bath City 6 (1)
Total 382 (83 )
National team
1959–1961 England U23 4 (2)
1962 England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Christopher "Chris" Crowe (11 June 1939 – May 2003) was an English international footballer.


Club career[edit]

Crowe began his career with Leeds United, signing as an amateur in October 1954, and making his first team debut on 20 October 1956 in a goalless draw at Burnley. He quickly became a regular in the Leeds side and made 98 appearances in total during four seasons, scoring 27 times.

He lost his place in the side after having to undertake National Service in early 1960, during which time the club found his understudy Billy Bremner to be more than capable. Crowe was sold to Blackburn Rovers in March 1960 for £25,000, where he played for almost two years.

In February 1962 he joined Wolverhampton Wanderers for £28,000. He scored on his club debut, a 3-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on 3 February 1962, and managed 7 goals in his 14 appearances in the remainder of the campaign. He scored 11 in the following season as Wolves finished fifth in the First Division. He spent just two full seasons at Molineux, but notched 24 goals in his 85 appearances.

He moved to Nottingham Forest in August 1964, for £30,000. He remained at Forest for two-and-a-half seasons before signing for Bristol City in January 1967.

He headed abroad to join Australian club Auburn in May 1969, but returned to England just four months later with Walsall, where he spent the 1969-70 season, his final before retiring from the game. He briefly came out of retirement in 1971 though, to represent non-league Bath City.

He died in May 2003, aged 63

International career[edit]

Crowe earned one cap for the England national team, playing in a 1-1 draw against France in European Championship qualifier on 3 October 1962.

He won four caps at England under-23 level (scoring twice), and, owing to being raised in Scotland, also represented Scotland at schoolboy level.

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