George Cowie

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George Cowie
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-05-09) 9 May 1961 (age 53)
Place of birth Buckie, Scotland
Playing position Full back
Youth career
1977–1982 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1983 West Ham United 8 (0)
1983–1987 Heart of Midlothian 68 (2)
1986–1987 Morton (loan) 3 (2)
1987–1988 Dunfermline Athletic 14 (0)
1988–1989 Deveronvale
1989–1991 Morton 24 (0)
1991 Forres Mechanics
Total 117 (4)
Teams managed
Papua New Guinea U23
Solomon Islands
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

George Cowie (born 9 May 1961) is a Scottish former professional football player and coach.


Born in Buckie, Cowie joined West Ham United in 1977, turning professional in 1978.[1] He made his senior debut on 13 April 1982, in a Division 1 match against Ipswich Town.[2] He later played for Heart of Midlothian, Morton, Dunfermline Athletic, Deveronvale and Forres Mechanics, both latter clubs play in the Scottish Highland Football League.[3]

After retiring as a player, Cowie was active as a coach in Oceania, where he served as manager of the Papua New Guinea national under-23 team and the Solomon Islands national team.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Bios". West Ham United International Academy. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Profile". West Ham Stats. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 7 May 2012.