|Born:||September 1, 1930|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||172 lb (78 kg)|
|1954–1964||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL West All-Star||1955, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962|
Gordon Rowland (born September 1, 1930), was a two-sport national champion in soccer and Canadian football. He won the Challenge Trophy in soccer with Montréal Stelco and the Grey Cup in the Canadian Football League with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
In 1997 he was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.
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