Brian McGowan (footballer)
|Full name||Brian McGowan|
|Date of birth||1 January 1938|
|Height / weight||165 cm / 72 kg|
|1955, 1957–63||South Melbourne||118 (171)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1966.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
McGowan, who hailed from New South Wales, spent his time at South Melbourne roving beside Bob Skilton. He was South Melbourne's second top vote getter in the 1959 Brownlow Medal and finished equal tenth overall. That season he had kicked seven goals in a win over North Melbourne. In 1961 he topped his clubs goal-kicking with 38 goals.
The rover finished his career in South Australia where he proved to be a useful player at Glenelg, where he won a 'Best and Fairest' in 1965. The previous year he had been their best forward with 54 goals. He captained Glenelg in 1966, to a wooden spoon, before retiring at the end of the season.