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James Bowie (footballer)

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Full name  James Bowie
Name  James Bowie
Place of birth  Partick, Scotland
Role  Football player
Place of death  Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position  Midfielder
Years  Team

James Bowie (footballer)
Date of birth  (1888-07-09)9 July 1888
Date of death  7 August 1972(1972-08-07) (aged 84)
Died  August 7, 1972, Glasgow, United Kingdom

James Bowie (9 July 1888 – 7 August 1972) was a Scottish football player and football administrator, who played for and was chairman of Rangers.


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Playing career

He began his career at Maryhill Juniors and joined Rangers in December 1910 from Queen's Park. He made his debut against Falkirk on 10 December 1910. During his time at the club he won six League championships and played in a total of 351 competitive games, scoring 70 goals.

Bowie won two Scotland caps in 1920, and also played in three wartime internationals in 1919. He retired in 1922.

Football administrator

After retiring, he became a club director in 1925 and served as chairman from 1934 until 1947. The circumstances for Bowie's departure as chairman were due to a boardroom coup, after he suggested that then manager Bill Struth retire, being that he was 71 years old.

He was also president of the Scottish Football League from 1939 to 1946.


Scottish League: (6)

  • 1910–11, 1911–12, 1912–13, 1917–18, 1919–20, 1920–21
  • Runner-up: (3) 1913–14, 1915-16, 1918-19
  • Scottish Cup:

  • Runner-up: (1) 1920–21
  • Glasgow Cup: (3)

  • 1913-14, 1917-18, 1918-19
  • References

    James Bowie (footballer) Wikipedia

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