Stuart Cowden

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Stuart Cowden
Personal information
Full name Stuart Cowden[1]
Date of birth February 1925[1]
Place of birth Alsager, England[1]
Playing position Half back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Stoke Boy's Club
1942–1946 Stoke City 0 (0)
1947–1954 Witton Albion 374

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Stuart Cowden (born February 1925) is a former English footballer who played for Stoke City.[1] He is currently the oldest living footballer to have played for Stoke City


Cowden joined Stoke City during World War II and went on to become a regular in the War League playing 50 matches.[1] His only senior match came in the FA Cup during the 1945–46 season where he played in a 3–1 win against Burnley.[1] He left the club at the end of the season after he decided to work at Rolls-Royce Limited in Crewe where he stayed for 50 years.[1] He continued to play football for non-league Witton Albion.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City[1] 1945–46 0 0 1 0 1 0
Career Total 0 0 1 0 1 0


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 

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