Frank Bowden (footballer)

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Frank Bowden
Personal information
Full name Frederick Bowden
Date of birth November 1904
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Playing position Outside left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Darwen (Shirebrook)
1925–1927 Birmingham 1 (0)
Kidderminster Harriers
1928–1929 West Ham United 0 (0)
1929–1931 Coventry City 38 (8)
Kidderminster Harriers
1933–1934 Chesterfield 0 (0)
1934–1935 Coventry City 0 (0)
1935–1936 West Ham United 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Frederick Bowden (November 1904 – after 1934), generally known as Frank Bowden, was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Birmingham and Coventry City.[1]

Bowden was born in the Kings Heath district of Birmingham. A pacy winger, he made his debut for Birmingham in the First Division on 26 December 1925 in a 2–1 defeat away at Tottenham Hotspur. This turned out to be his only first-team appearance for the club,[2] and he moved into non-league football in the Midlands. Bowden then spent time on West Ham United's books, without appearing in the Football League side, and joined Coventry City, for whom he played 38 times in the Third Division South. He later signed for Chesterfield and for second spells with Coventry and West Ham, but played no more league football.[1]


  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 31. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. pp. 74, 168. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.