John Lowey (footballer)

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John Lowey
Personal information
Full name John Antony Lowey[1]
Date of birth (1958-03-07) 7 March 1958 (age 59)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1976 Manchester United 0 (0)
1976–1977 Chicago Sting 22 (5)
1977 Port Vale 0 (0)
1977 Blackburn Rovers 0 (0)
1977–1978 Port Vale 0 (0)
1978 California Sunshine 21 (10)
1978–1980 Sheffield Wednesday 42 (4)
1980–1986 Blackburn Rovers 141 (14)
1986–1987 Wigan Athletic 3 (0)
1986 Chesterfield (loan) 2 (0)
1987 York City (loan) 6 (0)
1987–1988 Preston North End 4 (1)
1988 Chester City 9 (0)
1988 Brisbane Lions
Total 250 (34)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Antony Lowey (born 7 March 1958) is an English former footballer who played as a midfielder. Aside from three seasons in the North American Soccer League, one in the American Soccer League and one in Australia, Lowey spent the majority of his career in the Football League Second Division with Blackburn Rovers in England.[2]

Playing career[edit]

In 1978, he signed with the California Sunshine in the American Soccer League. He scored 10 goals in 21 games for the Sunshine.[3]

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from John Lowey profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Division Season League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester United First Division 1975–76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Port Vale Third Division 1977–78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blackburn Rovers Second Division 1977–78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chicago Sting[4] NASL 1976 17 5 17 5
NASL 1977 5 0 5 0
Total 22 5 22 5
California Sunshine[4] ASL 1978 21 10 21 10
Sheffield Wednesday Third Division 1978–79 29 3 7 2 0 0 36 5
Third Division 1979–80 13 1 0 0 0 0 13 1
Second Division 1980–81 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 42 4 7 2 1 0 50 6
Blackburn Rovers Second Division 1980–81 19 2 0 0 0 0 19 2
Second Division 1981–82 14 1 0 0 3 1 17 2
Second Division 1982–83 22 5 0 0 0 0 22 5
Second Division 1983–84 42 0 3 0 2 0 47 0
Second Division 1984–85 21 3 0 0 2 0 23 3
Second Division 1985–86 23 3 3 1 2 0 28 4
Total 141 14 6 1 9 1 156 16
Chesterfield (loan) Third Division 1986–87 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
York City (loan) Third Division 1986–87 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Wigan Athletic Third Division 1986–87 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Preston North End Third Division 1987–88 4 1 0 0 3 0 7 1
Chester City Third Division 1987–88 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Career total 250 34 13 3 16 1 279 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Lowey". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Stats". neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  3. ^ The Year in American Soccer League - 1978
  4. ^ a b "NASL-". www.nasljerseys.com. Retrieved 3 February 2017.