John Rowlands (footballer)
John Glyn Rowlands (7 February 1947 – 13 April 2020) was an English professional footballer who played as a defender and a forward. Active in England, South Africa and the United States, Rowlands made nearly 400 appearances in a 13-year career.
|Date of birth||7 February 1947|
|Place of birth||Liverpool, England|
|Date of death||13 April 2020(aged 73)|
|Playing position(s)||Defender, Forward|
|1968||→ Exeter City (loan)||1||(0)|
|1969||Cape Town City|
|1976||→ San Jose Earthquakes (loan)||20||(1)|
|1977–1978||San Jose Earthquakes||36||(1)|
|1979–1980||San Jose Earthquakes||22||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Liverpool, Rowlands began his career in non-league football with Marine and Skelmersdale United, before signing for Mansfield Town as an amateur in October 1967. He went on to play professionally in England, South Africa and the United States for Mansfield Town, Torquay United, Exeter City, Cape Town City, Stockport County, Barrow, Workington, Crewe Alexandra, the Seattle Sounders, Hartlepool United, the San Jose Earthquakes, the Oakland Stompers and the Tulsa Roughnecks.
Later life and deathEdit
After retirement, Rowlands moved to Florida and opened a number of bars and restaurants, before later returning to the UK.
- "Rest In Peace, John Rowlands". Stockport County. 26 April 2020.
- "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Transfer Database.
- "Profile". NASL Jerseys.
- Greene, Tommy (26 April 2020). "Fondly-remembered former Barrow AFC player passes away". The Mail. Barrow-in-Furness. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
- Announcing the passing of John Glyn Rowlands