Jack Owen (footballer)

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Jack Owen
Personal information
Full name John Owen
Date of birth 1866
Place of birth Chirk, Denbighshire, Wales
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Left half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
000?–1887 Chirk
1887–1893 Newton Heath LYR 67 (3)
National team
1892 Wales 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John "Jack" Owen (1866 – unknown) was a Welsh footballer who played as a left half for Newton Heath from 1887 to 1893.[1] He also won one cap for Wales while with Newton Heath.[2]

Born in Chirk, Denbighshire, Owen began his football career with Chirk before signing for Newton Heath in October 1887.[3] His elder brother, William, also signed from Chirk at the same time. Owen scored six goals in 90 appearances over the span of a six-year career with the Heathens, before losing his place to new signing Fred Erentz, who would go on to serve the club for almost 10 years.


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