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Billy Bowen - Forward

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Billy Bowen
Place Of BirthPembroke
ClubsSwansea, Swansea Juniors, Swansea Rovers, Brynymor FC
HonoursWales, South Wales
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Playing Career
Clubs: Swansea
Honours: Wales


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Born : 1862, Pembroke
Died : 26 September 1925, Swansea
Position : Forward
Major Teams : Swansea, Wales.
Wales Caps : 13.
William Arnold Bowen was employed as a docker and later as a builder. He was a highly influential club captain for 3 consecutive seasons (1889/90 – 1891/92) who was reputedly liked and admired by the whole team. The impressive playing record during his 3 seasons in charge was played 90, won 70, drawn 9, lost 11. The team was the premier team in Wales for the 1st two of those seasons and runners up in the third.
He played as a forward for Wales on 13 occasions between 1886 and 1891 and was captain versus England in 1891. He was also a member of the team on 15 February 1890 that defeated England for the 1st time.
He played for wales against England in 1886, 1887, 1890 & 1891.
Against Scotland in 1886, 1887, 1889, 1890 & 1891
Against Ireland in 1887, 1889 & 1890.
Against the New Zealand Natives in 1888.
He made his Swansea debut in 1886 and retired in April 1892 but served on the match committee for a number of years afterwards.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1881-1882 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1888-1889 6 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
TOTAL 7 6 0 1 2 0 0 0 4
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Aberavon 6 5 0 1 166 95 25
Llandovery 6 5 0 1 169 87 24
Carmarthen Quins 6 4 0 2 126 104 17
Swansea 6 2 0 4 130 146 10
Bridgend Ravens 6 2 0 4 105 161 8
Llanelli 6 0 0 6 108 211 5