Syd Owen (footballer, born 1885)
|Full name||Alfred Sydney Owen|
|Date of birth||c. 1885|
|Place of birth||Newcastle-under-Lyme, England|
|Date of death||22 August 1925 (aged 39–40)|
|Place of death||Blackpool, England|
|North Staffs Nomads|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Alfred Sydney Owen (c. 1885 – 22 August 1925) was an English footballer who played as a forward for Stoke, Stockport County, Port Vale, Leicester Fosse, Newcastle Town, Blackpool, Northern Nomads, and English Wanderers. He scored a hat-trick for the England amateur team in a 7–0 win over Sweden at Anlaby Road on 6 November 1909.
Owen played for North Staffs Nomads, before playing one First Division match for Stoke in the 1906–07 relegation season. He also played one Second Division game for Stockport County, before guesting for Port Vale in a 1–0 win over Hanley Town in a North Staffordshire Federation League match at the Athletic Ground on 26 October 1907. He then returned to Stoke, and scored his first league goal at the Victoria Ground in a 3–0 win over Lincoln City on 11 April 1908. He bagged a hat-trick a fortnight later, in a 4–0 win over Barnsley, and finished the 1907–08 season with four goals in five games. Stoke then quit the Football League, and Owen scored two goals in four Birmingham & District League games at the start of the 1908–09 season. He then moved on to Leicester Fosse. In September 1908, he returned to play two league and one cup game for Port Vale, before heading back to Leicester the following month. Afterwards he moved on to Newcastle Town, Blackpool, Stoke (without playing a game), Northern Nomads and English Wanderers.
|Stockport County||1907–08||Second Division||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|Port Vale (guest)||1907–08||North Staffordshire Federation League||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|Stoke||1908–09||Birmingham & District League||4||2||0||0||4||2|
|Leicester Fosse||1908–09||First Division||13||7||1||0||14||7|