Syd Owen (footballer, born 1885)

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Syd Owen
Personal information
Full name Alfred Sydney Owen[1]
Date of birth c.1885[1]
Place of birth Newcastle-under-Lyme, England[1]
Date of death 22 August 1925(1925-08-22)[1]
Place of death Blackpool, England[1]
Playing position Forward
Youth career
North Staffs Nomads
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1906 Stoke 1 (0)
1907 Stockport County 1 (0)
1907 Stoke 5 (4)
1907–1910 Leicester Fosse 45 (12)
1910 Newcastle Town
1911–1912 Blackpool 2 (0)
1912 Stoke 0 (0)
Northern Nomads
English Wanderers
Total 56+ (16+)
National team
England amateur
* 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.

Career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[1] Afterwards he moved on to Newcastle Town, Blackpool, Stoke (without playing a game), Northern Nomads and English Wanderers.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Owen was the brother of Wally, who played for North Staffs Nomads, Stoke, Manchester City and Port Vale.

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Syd Owen profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke 1906–07 First Division 1 0 0 0 1 0
Stockport County 1907–08 Second Division 1 0 0 0 1 0
Stoke 1907–08 Second Division 5 4 0 0 5 4
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
1909–10 Second Division 13 2 4 1 17 3
1910–11 Second Division 17 3 3 0 20 3
Total 43 12 8 1 51 13
Blackpool 1911–12 Second Division 2 0 0 0 2 0

References[edit]

Specific
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 221. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
General
  • Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888-1939. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.