Willie Cowan Player Profile

Personal

  • Full Name: William Duncan Cowan
  • Born: August 9th, 1896 (Edinburgh)
  • Height: 5' 9

Career

  • Position: Inside Right
  • Signed: January 13th, 1920
  • Date Left Club: July 4th, 1923
  • First Manager: Sandy MacFarlane
  • Dundee Career Totals:
    79 first team competitive appearances
    14 first team competitive goals
  • Also Played For: Bath City, Darlington, Ebbsfleet United, Hartlepool United, Manchester City, Newcastle United, North Shields, Peebles Rovers, St Mirren, Tranent Juniors


Dundee Career Summary


Competitive Friendlies Other (War)
1919-20 5 1 - - - -
1920-21 20 2 - - - -
1921-22 18 3 - - - -
1922-23 36 8 3- - -
TOTAL 79 14 3- - -

NOTES:
Other Cups may include: Anglo-Scottish Cup, Challenge Cup, Cup Winners' Cup, Drybrough Cup, International Soccer League, League Cup, Summer Cup, Texaco Cup.


Biography


Sandy Macfarlane announced that he has secured the signature of William Duncan Cowan from Tranent Juniors during an interview with the Evening Telegraph on the 14th January 1920.

An Inside Forward, Cowan had built up a big reputation for himself in the East of Scotland junior circles.

It was hinted that he is a "second Bobby Walker," and Dundee were regarded as being exceedingly fortunate in securing his signature, for it was an open secret that he has been angled after by a good many Scottish League clubs.

Cowan had initially played for the Dundee 'A' side against Aberdeen's reserves in New Year's Day but his match was unfortunately halted due to an injury early on in the match.

He however, put in an excellent performance until his injury, which meant he had done enough for the Dundee officials to make their mind up to sign him.

In February 1923, he was selected by the Scottish League selection committee to play for Scotland against England in Newcastle but a few days prior to be the game, Cowan would miss out on his first cap due to an knee injury.

In June of that year, Cowan signed for Newcastle United for what was understood to have been for a considerable fee.

Injuries had hampered his progress in his last season with Dundee.

After a few season with Newcastle, where he was capped for Scotland, he moved to Manchester City for a season before moving back to Scotland with St Mirren and Peebles Rovers.

A move back down south to England was on the card and he played for Northfleet (now Ebbsfleet United), North Shields, Hartlepool, Darlington and Bath City.

Debut

March 13th, 1920
Kilmarnock 4 - 2 Dundee

League (Division One)


Playing Statistics - First Team Competitive matches (All Seasons)



Competition NPS Win % Draw % Loss %
League 6812- --
Scottish Cup 112- --
Totals: 7914- --

 Recent Starting Appearances (First Team Competitive matches)
 14/04/23 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 1
 09/04/23 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 0
 07/04/23 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 1 - 0
 31/03/23 Division One vs. Hamilton (A) 0 - 0
 24/03/23 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2

 Recent Goals Scored (First Team Competitive matches)
 14/04/23 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 3 - 1
 13/01/23 1st Round vs. Vale (H) 6 - 0
 13/01/23 1st Round vs. Vale (H) 6 - 0
 28/10/22 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A) 3 - 0
 21/10/22 Division One vs. Hamilton (H) 3 - 0

 List of First Team Competitive matches played (click to expand)
 14/04/23 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 1
 09/04/23 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 0
 07/04/23 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  1 - 0
 31/03/23 Division One vs. Hamilton (A)  0 - 0
 24/03/23 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 2
 28/02/23 4th Round Replay vs. Third Lanark (H)  0 - 0
 24/02/23 4th Round vs. Third Lanark (A)  1 - 1
 10/02/23 3rd Round vs. Hamilton (H)  0 - 0
 03/02/23 Division One vs. Partick (A)  0 - 2
 31/01/23 2nd Round Replay vs. St Bernard's (A)  3 - 2
 27/01/23 2nd Round vs. St Bernard's (H)  0 - 0
 20/01/23 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 0
 13/01/23 1st Round vs. Vale (H)  6 - 0
 06/01/23 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 01/01/23 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 0
 25/12/22 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A)  0 - 2
 23/12/22 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  0 - 1
 16/12/22 Division One vs. Alloa (H)  2 - 1
 09/12/22 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 4
 02/12/22 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H)  0 - 4
 25/11/22 Division One vs. Morton (A)  3 - 2
 18/11/22 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 0
 11/11/22 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 3
 04/11/22 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 0
 28/10/22 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A)  3 - 0
 21/10/22 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 0
 14/10/22 Division One vs. Alloa (H)  3 - 1
 07/10/22 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  1 - 0
 02/10/22 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H)  2 - 0
 30/09/22 Division One vs. Albion Rovers (A)  0 - 0
 23/09/22 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 16/09/22 Division One vs. Partick (H)  1 - 0
 09/09/22 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  4 - 3
 29/08/22 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  3 - 4
 26/08/22 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 19/08/22 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 29/04/22 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 0
 22/04/22 Division One vs. Clydebank (1914) (H)  1 - 1
 19/04/22 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H)  1 - 0
 15/04/22 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 0
 08/04/22 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 4
 25/03/22 Division One vs. Hamilton (A)  2 - 1
 11/03/22 Division One vs. Third Lanark (A)  0 - 1
 04/03/22 Division One vs. Albion Rovers (A)  0 - 1
 01/03/22 Division One vs. Partick (H)  0 - 0
 25/02/22 3rd Round vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 3
 18/02/22 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 0
 15/02/22 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 5
 11/02/22 2nd Round vs. Royal Albert (A)  1 - 0
 03/10/21 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 01/10/21 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 0
 24/09/21 Division One vs. Queen's Park (H)  3 - 1
 21/09/21 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 27/08/21 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H)  2 - 0
 30/04/21 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  2 - 5
 23/04/21 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 0
 16/04/21 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 11/04/21 Division One vs. Clydebank (1914) (H)  2 - 0
 09/04/21 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 1
 04/04/21 Division One vs. Morton (H)  0 - 1
 26/03/21 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 0
 19/03/21 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 5
 12/03/21 Division One vs. Partick (H)  1 - 0
 09/03/21 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 2
 01/03/21 3rd Round Second Replay vs. Aberdeen (N)  2 - 0
 26/02/21 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H)  0 - 0
 23/02/21 3rd Round Replay vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 19/02/21 3rd Round vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 0
 12/02/21 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 2
 09/02/21 Division One vs. Clydebank (1914) (A)  1 - 0
 06/11/20 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 5
 30/10/20 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 1
 04/10/20 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 0
 02/10/20 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 1
 12/04/20 Division One vs. Clydebank (1914) (H)  1 - 0
 10/04/20 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  3 - 5
 27/03/20 Division One vs. Queen's Park (H)  1 - 1
 20/03/20 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 1
 13/03/20 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 4

 List of First Team Competitive goals scored (click to expand)
 14/04/23 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  3 - 1
 13/01/23 1st Round vs. Vale (H)  6 - 0
 13/01/23 1st Round vs. Vale (H)  6 - 0
 28/10/22 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A)  3 - 0
 21/10/22 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  3 - 0
 02/10/22 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H)  2 - 0
 02/10/22 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H)  2 - 0
 09/09/22 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  4 - 3
 22/04/22 Division One vs. Clydebank (1914) (H)  1 - 1
 19/04/22 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H)  1 - 0
 27/08/21 Division One vs. Third Lanark (H)  2 - 0
 09/04/21 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 1
 30/10/20 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 1
 20/03/20 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 1

  = Starting Appearances (Sub Appearances) | = Goals | NPS = Squad Appearances (as Non-Playing Sub) | GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


  • Signed For Dundee


  • First Team Debut

    Kilmarnock 4 - 2 Dundee
    League (Division One)


  • First Goal

    Dundee 3 - 1 Dumbarton
    League (Division One)


  • 50th Appearance

    Albion Rovers 0 - 0 Dundee
    League (Division One)


  • 50th League Appearance

    Raith Rovers 0 - 3 Dundee
    League (Division One)


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee 3 - 1 Motherwell
    League (Division One)


  • Left the Club