Jack Rowley

John Frederick Rowley (7 October 1918 – 28 June 1998) was an English footballer who played as a forward from the 1930s to the 1950s, mainly remembered for a 17-year spell with Manchester United. He was nicknamed "The Gunner" because of his prolific goalscoring and explosive shooting, scoring 211 goals in 424 appearances for United. His younger brother, Arthur, still holds the record for the highest number of career goals scored in the Football League with 434.

Jack Rowley
Personal information
Full name John Frederick Rowley
Date of birth (1918-10-07)7 October 1918[1][2]
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England
Date of death 28 June 1998(1998-06-28) (aged 79)
Place of death Shaw and Crompton, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1935–193? Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 (0)
193?–1937 Cradley Heath
1937 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 22 (12)
1937–1954 Manchester United 380 (182)
1954–1957 Plymouth Argyle 56 (14)
Total 458 (208)
National team
1948–1952 England 6 (6)
1949 England B 1 (3)
Teams managed
1955–1960 Plymouth Argyle
1960–1963 Oldham Athletic
1963–1964 Ajax
1966–1967 Wrexham
1967–1968 Bradford Park Avenue
1968–1969 Oldham Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only