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John Flowers (footballer)

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Full name  John Edward Flowers
1963–1966  Stoke City
Name  John Flowers

Playing position  Midfielder
Role  Footballer
Years  Team
Position  Midfielder
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Date of birth  (1944-08-26) 26 August 1944 (age 71)

Place of birth  Edlington, England

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John Edward Flowers (born 26 August 1944) is an English former footballer who played as a midfielder for Stoke City, Doncaster Rovers, Port Vale, and Eastwood in the 1960s and 1970s. He scored four goals in 206 league games in a nine-year career in the Football League, with the bulk of these appearances coming at Doncaster, where he won the Fourth Division title in 1968–69. He is the younger brother of Ron Flowers, and the nephew of George Flowers.


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Playing career

Flowers was born in Edlington into a sporting family and he followed in their footsteps joining Stoke City in 1963. He spent most of his time at the Victoria Ground in the reserves and after making just nine first team appearances in three seasons he was sold to Third Division Doncaster Rovers for £10,000. In his first season at Belle Vue the newly promoted "Donny" suffered relegation back into the Fourth Division. They finished 10th in 1967–68 before winning the title in 1968–69 under the stewardship of Lawrie McMenemy. Flowers was an ever-present in 1969–70 playing in all of Rovers' 52 fixtures. He played 33 times in 1970–71 as Doncaster were again relegated to the Fourth Division. Flowers scored four goals in 186 first team games in his five years at Belle Vue. He was signed by Port Vale manager Gordon Lee for a "small fee" in August 1971. He played 37 league and cup games in the 1971–72 season but was handed a free transfer away from Vale Park in May 1972 on account of his "mixed form"; apparently this inconsistency was caused by his other job as a pub licensee. He moved on to non-league Eastwood.

Personal life

He is the younger brother of Ron Flowers who played for England. His uncle was George Flowers who also played for Doncaster Rovers. He was married to Maureen Flowers, a former world champion of darts.

Career statistics

  • Sourced from John Flowers profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
  • Honours

    Doncaster Rovers
  • Fourth Division champion: 1968–69
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