Jason Fowler (footballer)

Jason Kenneth George Fowler (born 20 August 1974) is an English former professional footballer. During his career, he made over 250 appearances in the Football League in spells with Bristol City, Cardiff City and Torquay United.

Jason Fowler
Personal information
Full name Jason Kenneth George Fowler[1]
Date of birth (1974-08-20) 20 August 1974 (age 45)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cardiff City (Youth Coach)
Youth career
Bristol City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1996 Bristol City 25 (0)
1996–2001 Cardiff City 144 (15)
2001–2005 Torquay United 97 (7)
Total 266 (22)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Having featured for both Southampton and Oxford United as a schoolboy, Fowler signed for his hometown club Bristol City at the age of 16,[2] making his debut during a 2–1 defeat to Reggiana in the Anglo-Italian Cup on 8 December 1992.[3] However, he struggled to establish himself in the first team and was eventually released in 1996.

He was signed by Cardiff City and quickly became a regular in the squad, helping the side to promotion from Division Three in the 1998–99 season. He was diagnosed with an over-active thyroid during the 2000–01 season and struggled to keep his place in the squad due to the illness.[4] He left Cardiff in 2001 for a fresh start at Torquay United where he spent four years before being forced into retirement in 2005 due the discovery of Arthritis in his hips.[2][5]

Post-retirementEdit

In September 2006, Fowler began working as an assistant coach with the Cardiff City F.C. Academy under 16's team, along with James McCarthy.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jason Fowler". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Terry Phillips (20 January 2007). "Academy job for ex-Bluebirds midfielder". South Wales Echo. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
  3. ^ Josef Bobrowsky. "Anglo-Italian Cup 1992/93". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
  4. ^ Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 68. ISBN 1-85983-462-0.
  5. ^ "'No regrets' from ex-Torquay star". BBC Sport. 27 January 2005. Retrieved 31 January 2010.

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