Dave Bowman (footballer, born 1964)

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Dave Bowman
Personal information
Full name David Bowman
Date of birth (1964-03-10) 10 March 1964 (age 50)
Place of birth Tunbridge Wells, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder, Right back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1984 Hearts 116 (8)
1984–1986 Coventry City 40 (2)
1986–1998 Dundee United 336 (9)
1998–1999 Raith Rovers 23 (0)
1999–2000 Orient and Yee Hope Union ? (1)
2000–2002 Forfar Athletic 36 (2)
Total 551 (21)
National team
1992–1993 Scotland 6 (0)
Teams managed
2007 Livingston (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

David "Dave" Bowman (born 10 March 1964 in Tunbridge Wells, England) is a former Scottish professional footballer who played for clubs including Heart of Midlothian and Dundee United, and represented Scotland at the 1992 European Championships. Since 2007 he has worked as a community coach at Dundee United.

Career[edit]

He was born in Tunbridge Wells and started his football career with Hearts.[1]

Bowman moved to Coventry City in 1984, where he first played alongside Jim McInally and with whom he transferred to Dundee United in the summer of 1986. Bowman was part of the United squad that reached the 1987 UEFA Cup Final. He also played in United's 1994 Scottish Cup Final success. Bowman is ranked number 10 on United's all-time appearance list.[2]

Bowman spent the latter part of his playing career at Raith Rovers, Hong Kong club Yee Hope and finally Forfar Athletic, where he achieved the dubious honour of a Scottish record seven game suspension, imposed for swearing at the match officials.[3]

As Forfar were a part-time club, Bowman was able to join the coaching staff at Dundee United, where he continued to serve the club until he left following Craig Brewster's appointment as manager in 2006. After a brief spell as a pundit for BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound programme, he returned to coaching when old friend John Robertson invited him to be his assistant at Livingston. Following his spell in Livingston, Bowman moved to Dens Park to work alongside Gordon Wallace as youth coach. In October 2007, Bowman returned to Tannadice for a third time, accepting an invitation as community coach.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Scotland League Scottish Cup League Cup Europe Total
1980–81 Heart of Midlothian[5] Scottish Premier Division 18 1 - 4 1 - 22 2
1981–82 16 1 2 0 5 0 - 23 1
1982–83 39 5 4 0 9 2 - 52 7
1983–84 33 0 1 0 7 0 - 41 0
1984–85 11 1 - 4 0 2 0 17 1
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
1984–85 Coventry City First Division 40 2 N/A N/A - 40 2
1985–86
Scotland League Scottish Cup League Cup Europe Total
1986–87 Dundee United Scottish Premier Division 28 0 2 0 1 0 6 0 37 0
1987–88 39 1 8 0 2 0 3 0 52 1
1988–89 28 1 3 1 4 0 4 0 39 2
1989–90 24 1 5 0 1 0 4 1 34 1
1990–91 20 1 4 1 1 0 2 0 27 2
1991–92 40 3 2 0 3 0 - 45 3
1992–93 24 0 1 0 - - 25 0
1993–94 35 2 6 0 4 0 2 0 47 2
1994–95 31 0 4 1 2 0 1 0 38 1
1995–96 Scottish First Division 17 0 1 0 1 0 - 19 0
1996–97 Scottish Premier Division 28 0 1 0 2 0 - 31 0
1997–98 19 0 1 0 4 0 4 0 28 0
1998–99 Raith Rovers Scottish First Division 23 0 1 0 2 0 - 26 0
Hong Kong League FA Cup & Shield League Cup Asia Total
1999-00 Orient and Yee Hope Union Hong Kong First Division League - - - - -
Scotland League Scottish Cup League Cup Europe Total
2000–01 Forfar Athletic Scottish Second Division 23 2 1 0 1 0 - 25 2
2001–02 12 0 - 1 0 - 13 0
Total Scotland 511 19 47 3 58 3 28 1 644 26
Total England 40 2 N/A N/A 0 0 40 2
Total Hong Kong N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Career total 551 21 47 3 29 3 58 1 685 28

Honours[edit]

Dundee United[edit]

1993–94

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Bowman". Dundee United Hall of Fame. Dundee United FC. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Ian Roach (21 April 2011). "'Psycho' Dave Bowman would find it hard now game has 'gone soft'". The Courier.co.uk. D.C. Thomson & Co Ltd. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bowman banned until December". BBC. 11 October 2000. 
  4. ^ "Return to United delights Bowman". The Courier. 16 October 2007. 
  5. ^ "Dave Bowman: Midfield". London Hearts Supporters Club. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 

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