Brian Rowan

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Brian Rowan
Personal information
Full nameBrian Rowan [1]
Date of birth (1948-06-28) 28 June 1948 (age 70)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
Baillieston Juniors
1969–1971 Aston Villa 1 (0)
1971 Toronto Metros 23 (0)
1971–1972 Watford 12 (0)
1972 Toronto Metros 9 (0)
1972–1973 Morton 2 (0)
1973–1975 Toronto Metros 36 (1)
1975–1976 New York Cosmos 14 (0)
Total97(1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Brian Rowan (born 28 June 1948) is a Scottish former professional footballer who played as a full back. Active in Scotland, England, Canada and the United States, Rowan made nearly 100 appearances in a 7-year career.

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Career

Born in Glasgow, Rowan played professionally in Scotland, England, Canada and the United States for Baillieston Juniors, Aston Villa, Toronto Metros, Watford, Morton and the New York Cosmos. [2] [3] [4]

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References

  1. "Brian Rowan". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. "Profile". Aston Villa Player Database.
  3. "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database.
  4. "Profile". NASL Jerseys.