Gerry Gow

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Gerry Gow
Personal information
Full name Gerald Gow
Date of birth (1952-05-29)29 May 1952
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 10 October 2016(2016-10-10) (aged 64)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1980 Bristol City 375 (48)
1980–1981 Manchester City 26 (5)
1981–1983 Rotherham United 58 (4)
1983–1984 Burnley 9 (0)
National team
1974 Scotland U23 1 (0)
Teams managed
1984–1987 Yeovil Town (player-manager)
1989–1990 Weymouth
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Gerry Gow (29 May 1952 – 10 October 2016) was a footballer who played for Bristol City in the 1970s, making 375 appearances for them in The Football League.[1] Gow made his debut for Bristol City in 1970 at the age of 17.[2] He was a member of the side which achieved promotion in 1976 to the First Division.[2] He left Bristol City aged 28 following the team's relegation to the Second Division in 1980.[2]

After his time at Bristol City he played for Manchester City, appearing in the 1981 FA Cup Final, and Rotherham United,[1] before transferring to Burnley in August 1983.[3] He then moved to Yeovil Town where he was player manager for a time.[1]

Bristol City granted Gow a retrospective testimonial in 2012, when a Legends team played against a Manchester City Legends side.[4]

Gerry Gow is mentioned in the song 'This One's for Now' by the band Half Man Half Biscuit on their album Urge For Offal.

He died of cancer on 10 October 2016 at the age of 64.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b c Gerry Gow career at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  2. ^ a b c Ponting, I. (1990) Bristol City Greats. Bristol Redcliffe Press Ltd.
  3. ^ "Clarets mad – Burnley players". Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  4. ^ "Manchester City's enforcer Gerry Gow hailed at testimonial". Retrieved 2014-11-06. 
  5. ^ "Bristol City legend Gerry Gow dies after losing battle with cancer". Bristol Post. 10 October 2016. Retrieved 10 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Gerry Gow: Former Bristol City midfielder dies aged 64". BBC Sport. 10 October 2016. Retrieved 10 October 2016.