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Ian Bowyer

Ian Bowyer

Clubs played for: Manchester City, Leyton Orient, Nottingham Forest, Sunderland, Nottingham Forest, Hereford United, Grantham Town (1968-1991)

Born: 1951

Birthplace: Little Sutton, Ellesmere Port

Position: Midfielder

Biography: A midfield player he played in the Football League between 1968-90. He came on as substitute when Manchester City won the League Cup in 1970. He played for Nottingham Forest when they won the League Cup in 1979 and subsequently the League Title in the same year. He was also part of the team which won the European Cup in 1979 & 1980. In his two spells at Nottingham Forest he made a total of 564 appearances scoring 96 goals. He became player manager of Hereford United in 1987 before finishing his playing career with a brief spell at non league Grantham Town. In 1994 he became Assistant Manager at Plymouth Argyle and coaching roles followed at Rotherham United,Birmingham City & Nottingham Forest. In 2006 he became Assistant Manager at Rushden & Diamonds. His son is Gary Bowyer manager of Blackburn Rovers and he now works for him as a scout. He lives in Nantwich.

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Bowyer, Ian Any relation to a Samual bowyer who played for Liverpool before the 1st world war?
18-06-23 Mark

Bowyer, Ian Forest won the League Cup in 1979, not 78. I was there. (Now corrected, thanks Ian.)
27-12-21 Ian Dewar

Bowyer, Ian Went to school with Ian from 1956 to 1966. I then went to college to become a chef, after been trained by Ian’s mum at Parklands Junior School. What a lovely family.
19-03-21 Eric jones

Bowyer, Ian I went to the same secondary school as Ian.
But during my time at the local primary school I played against him in a schools championship, his ability then was outstanding. His mum was a dinner lady - a very bubbly lady I remember.
17-03-21 Mike Lythgoe

Bowyer, Ian Just thinking with the passing of Colin Bell the only time I meet Ian was on the 7th June 1970 I was 11 and his then girlfriend who I believe ended up being his wife was my brother-in-laws sister. Why do I remember the date? The day Brazil played England in the world cup. Ian had a kick around with us lads I also then watch him at the Orient on his first home game 4-1 to the Os if I remember right Ian scoring all 4 of Orients goals. Happy Days
05-01-21 Marc Bryant

Laurent Beech As a schoolboy aged 14 to 16, I played school football and cricket against Ian. His team always won and he was the star performer. We also met on the tennis court and the matches were closer. I remember his swerving left handed serve. It was clearly evident at that stage how good Ian was at ball sports and much more talented than those around him.
23-08-20 Ian Beech

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