John Lowey (footballer)
John Anthony Lowey (7 March 1958 – 5 August 2019) was an English footballer who played as a midfielder. Aside from three seasons in the North American Soccer League, one in the American Soccer League and one in Australia, Lowey spent the majority of his career in the Football League Second Division with Blackburn Rovers in England.
|Full name||John Anthony Lowey|
|Date of birth||7 March 1958|
|Place of birth||Manchester, England|
|Date of death||5 August 2019(aged 61)|
|Place of death||Australia|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|1986||→ Chesterfield (loan)||2||(0)|
|1987||→ York City (loan)||6||(0)|
|1987–1988||Preston North End||4||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He joined the Chicago Sting of the North American Soccer League in 1976 and claimed five goals and seven assists from 17 games. He also stayed with the Sting for part of the 1977 season, but only made five appearances. He returned to the United States in 1978 and signed with the California Sunshine in the American Soccer League, before going on to score 10 goals in 21 games for the Sunshine. He returned to England to make his debut for Sheffield Wednesday on 17 October 1978. He went on to score five goals from 36 league and FA Cup matches in the 1978–79 season. However he was limited to just 13 appearances in the 1979–80 season as manager Jack Charlton led the club to promotion out of the Third Division, and left Hillsborough after making his final appearance for the "Owls" in the League Cup on 26 August 1980. He ended his career with the Brisbane Lions.
|Manchester United||First Division||1975–76||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Port Vale||Third Division||1977–78||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Blackburn Rovers||Second Division||1977–78||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sheffield Wednesday||Third Division||1978–79||29||3||7||2||0||0||36||5|
|Blackburn Rovers||Second Division||1980–81||19||2||0||0||0||0||19||2|
|Wigan Athletic||Third Division||1986–87||3||0||0||0||1||0||4||0|
|Chesterfield (loan)||Third Division||1986–87||2||0||0||0||2||0||4||0|
|York City (loan)||Third Division||1986–87||6||0||0||0||0||0||6||0|
|Preston North End||Third Division||1987–88||4||1||0||0||3||0||7||1|
|Chester City||Third Division||1987–88||9||0||0||0||0||0||9||0|
- "John Lowey". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
- "John Lowey". www.adrianbullock.com. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
- "NASL-John Lowey". www.nasljerseys.com. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
- The Year in American Soccer League - 1978
- "John Lowey (1958-2019)". www.rovers.co.uk. 8 August 2019. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
- "Where Are They Now? | Footballers | John Lowey". www.where-are-they-now.co.uk. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
- John Lowey at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
- "Stats". neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
- "NASL-". www.nasljerseys.com. Retrieved 3 February 2017.