James Fowler (footballer)

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James Fowler
Personal information
Full name James Fowler
Date of birth (1980-10-26) 26 October 1980 (age 35)
Place of birth Stirling, Scotland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder / Full Back
Club information
Current team
Queen of the South (player/manager)
Number 26
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2014 Kilmarnock 409 (10)
2014 Cowdenbeath (loan) 10 (0)
2014– Queen of the South 8 (1)
National team
2000 Scotland U21 2 (0)
2007 Scotland B 1 (0)
Teams managed
2014– Queen of the South

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:42, 1 January 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

James Fowler (born 26 October 1980) is a Scottish professional football player and manager. Fowler is currently the player-manager of Scottish Championship club Queen of the South. He spent most of his playing career with Kilmarnock and represented Scotland at under-21 and B international levels.

Club career[edit]

Fowler graduated from the Kilmarnock youth setup. He played in a variety of different positions for Kilmarnock, with the longest continual spell being spent at right back. On 18 March 2012, he played in the 2012 Scottish League Cup Final, which Kilmarnock won 1–0 against Celtic.[1] Fowler was granted a testimonial by Kilmarnock, which was played against Sheffield Wednesday on 8 August 2012.[2] Fowler holds the record for the most games played in now disbanded Scottish Premier League with 401 appearances.

On 17 January 2014, Fowler moved to Scottish Championship club Cowdenbeath on a one-month loan deal.[3] He was released by Kilmarnock at the end of the 2013–14 season.

Fowler signed for Queen of the South as first team player-coach on 27 June 2014.[4] He was appointed caretaker manager of the club in September 2014 after Jim McIntyre moved to Ross County[5] and later that month was appointed manager on a permanent basis.[6] On 30 March 2015 he agreed a contract extension until 30 May 2016. [7]

International career[edit]

Fowler was capped twice in 2000 by the Scotland under-21 team. In February 2007, Fowler was rewarded for his development with a late call up to the Scotland B squad against Finland. He played the last 25 minutes in a 2–2 draw at Rugby Park, his club's home ground.

Honours and Achievements[edit]


Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 21 November 2015
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Queen of the South Scotland September 2014 Present 57 25 12 20 43.86
  • includes games as a caretaker before permanent appointment.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Celtic 0-1 Kilmarnock". BBC Sport (BBC). 18 March 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Killie announce Fowler testimonial". The Scotsman (Johnston Press). 7 June 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "New Faces". cowdenbeathfc.com. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.qosfc.com/new_newsview.aspx?newsid=2365
  5. ^ "Queen of the South set to name new manager within a week". BBC Sport. BBC. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Queen of the South appoint Fowler as new manager, BBC Sport
  7. ^ http://www.qosfc.com/new_newsview.aspx?newsid=2752