John Dowie (footballer)

John Dowie (12 December 1955 – 22 January 2016[3]) was a football midfielder, who played in the Football League and Scottish Football League during the 1970s and 1980s.[4]

John Dowie
Personal information
Full name John Dowie[1]
Date of birth (1955-12-12)12 December 1955
Place of birth Hamilton, Scotland
Date of death 22 January 2016(2016-01-22) (aged 60)
Place of death Hamilton, Scotland
Height 6 ft 0.5 in (1.84 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1977 Fulham 37 (2)
1977–1979 Celtic 14 (0)
1978Houston Hurricane (loan)[2] 21 (2)
1979–1981 Doncaster Rovers 21 (0)
1981–1982 Clyde 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Dowie was at Rangers as a schoolboy but did not make the grade there and moved to Fulham in 1973, being at the club when they reached the 1975 FA Cup Final, although he did not play in the game.[5]

In 1977, he left to join Celtic, making his debut for them on 10 September 1977 against Rangers. He also appeared for the Bhoys against Rangers in the 1978 Scottish League Cup Final.[5] He did not make an appearance for the club in 1978-79 and left to join Doncaster Rovers in April 1979.[5]

Dowie played a total of 25 senior games for Rovers, scoring 2 goals.[6] He next moved to play for Clyde, making his league debut in the 1981-82 season.[4] After Clyde he moved to Australia to play for the Doveton club.[4]


  1. ^ "John Dowie". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  2. ^ "NASL Soccer North American Soccer League Players, Photos, and Statistics". 12 December 1955. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  3. ^ "John Dowie: 1955-2016". Fulham FC. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "John Dowie". Football League Career Stats. Neil Brown. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  5. ^ a b c TheCelticWiki(Celtic) profile
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