Gerry Gow

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Gerry Gow
Personal information
Full name Gerald Gow
Date of birth (1952-05-29) 29 May 1952 (age 63)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1981 Bristol City 375 (48)
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.

† Appearances (goals)

Gerry Gow (born 29 May 1952) is a former 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.[2]

After his time at Bristol City he played for Manchester City, playing for them 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.


  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.