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Chelsea FC Profile: Jimmy Bowie

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Full Name: James Duncan Bowie

Born: Saturday, 9th August 1924
Place of birth: Aberdeen, Scotland
Height: 5' 6"
Died: Wednesday, 2nd August 2000 (aged 75)
Place of death: Southend on Sea, Essex, England
Burial: Cremated - Southend Crematorium, Sutton Road, Southend, Essex

Involvement with Chelsea:

Men's 1st Team Player from 1944 to 1951

Playing Career:

Park Vale Juniors (Aberdeen)
Chelsea (Jan 1944 to Jan 1951) - cost: £25
Bedford Town

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Competitive Debut: Wednesday, 17th September 1947, Sunderland 2 - 3 Chelsea

Age on debut: 23 years 1 months 8 days

Last Competitive First-Team Appearance: Tuesday, 26th December 1950, Chelsea 1 - 4 Portsmouth


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1947 / 48 22100023
1948 / 49 22300025
1949 / 50 16400020
1950 / 51 16000016


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1947 / 48 510006
1948 / 49 710008
1949 / 50 420006
1950 / 51 200002

* oth = other competitive matches such as Full Members Cup, Charity/Community Shield, Fifa World Club Cup.
Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Jimmy Bowie made 84 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League17th Sep 1947Sunderland23Chelsea31,444 match won scored 2 goals
League20th Sep 1947Chelsea31Everton42,955 match won
League27th Sep 1947Wolverhampton Wanderers10Chelsea51,365 match lost
League4th Oct 1947Chelsea42Aston Villa67,789 match won
League11th Oct 1947Liverpool30Chelsea51,449 match lost
League18th Oct 1947Chelsea42Middlesbrough49,398 match won scored 1 goal
League25th Oct 1947Charlton Athletic31Chelsea58,866 match lost
League1st Nov 1947Chelsea00Arsenal67,277 match drawn
League8th Nov 1947Preston North End20Chelsea31,986 match lost
League15th Nov 1947Chelsea41Stoke City41,385 match won
League22nd Nov 1947Sheffield United31Chelsea28,103 match lost
League6th Dec 1947Burnley10Chelsea30,865 match lost
League13th Dec 1947Chelsea10Portsmouth41,906 match won
League20th Dec 1947Chelsea22Blackpool48,421 match drawn
League25th Dec 1947Grimsby Town00Chelsea19,666 match drawn
League27th Dec 1947Chelsea23Grimsby Town34,068 match lost
League1st Jan 1948Blackburn Rovers11Chelsea18,365 match drawn
F.A. Cup10th Jan 1948Chelsea50Barrow44,336 match won scored 1 goal
League17th Jan 1948Chelsea24Huddersfield Town41,908 match lost
League31st Jan 1948Bolton Wanderers21Chelsea24,232 match lost
League28th Feb 1948Chelsea31Liverpool39,078 match won scored 1 goal
League6th Mar 1948Middlesbrough00Chelsea28,174 match drawn
League13th Mar 1948Chelsea30Charlton Athletic61,566 match won scored 1 goal
League11th Sep 1948Chelsea60Everton42,736 match won scored 1 goal
League16th Sep 1948Chelsea22Charlton Athletic45,357 match drawn scored 1 goal
League18th Sep 1948Preston North End32Chelsea32,164 match lost
League25th Sep 1948Chelsea10Burnley53,193 match won
League2nd Oct 1948Stoke City43Chelsea31,004 match lost
League9th Oct 1948Liverpool11Chelsea42,709 match drawn scored 1 goal
League16th Oct 1948Chelsea33Blackpool77,696 match drawn scored 2 goals
League23rd Oct 1948Derby County21Chelsea29,369 match lost
League6th Nov 1948Huddersfield Town34Chelsea18,693 match won
League13th Nov 1948Chelsea11Manchester United62,542 match drawn
League20th Nov 1948Sheffield United21Chelsea29,646 match lost
League27th Nov 1948Chelsea21Aston Villa32,920 match won
League4th Dec 1948Sunderland30Chelsea38,934 match lost
League11th Dec 1948Chelsea41Wolverhampton Wanderers43,971 match won scored 2 goals
League18th Dec 1948Middlesbrough11Chelsea23,464 match drawn
League25th Dec 1948Chelsea12Portsmouth43,422 match lost
League27th Dec 1948Portsmouth52Chelsea43,642 match lost
League1st Jan 1949Chelsea20Birmingham City28,850 match won
F.A. Cup8th Jan 1949Bristol City13Chelsea36,454 match won
League22nd Jan 1949Everton21Chelsea52,700 match lost
F.A. Cup29th Jan 1949Chelsea20Everton56,671 match won scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup12th Feb 1949West Bromwich Albion30Chelsea57,843 match lost
League26th Feb 1949Chelsea22Stoke City39,259 match drawn
League5th Mar 1949Chelsea21Liverpool42,746 match won
League4th May 1949Bolton Wanderers11Chelsea19,084 match drawn
League12th Nov 1949Huddersfield Town12Chelsea12,565 match won scored 1 goal
League19th Nov 1949Chelsea32Everton34,190 match won
League26th Nov 1949Middlesbrough21Chelsea24,815 match lost scored 1 goal
League3rd Dec 1949Chelsea11Blackpool47,636 match drawn scored 1 goal
League10th Dec 1949Newcastle United22Chelsea43,329 match drawn
League17th Dec 1949Chelsea30Birmingham City28,672 match won
League24th Dec 1949Derby County22Chelsea28,899 match drawn
League26th Dec 1949Chelsea11Liverpool55,920 match drawn
League27th Dec 1949Liverpool22Chelsea58,757 match drawn
League31st Dec 1949Chelsea21West Bromwich Albion41,610 match won
F.A. Cup7th Jan 1950Brentford01Chelsea38,000 match won scored 1 goal
League14th Jan 1950Manchester United10Chelsea48,466 match lost
League21st Jan 1950Chelsea00Fulham52,254 match drawn
F.A. Cup28th Jan 1950Chelsea30Newcastle United64,664 match won
League4th Feb 1950Chelsea22Stoke City45,097 match drawn scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup11th Feb 1950Chesterfield Town11Chelsea27,500 match drawn scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup15th Feb 1950Chelsea30Chesterfield Town59,660 match won
League18th Feb 1950Burnley12Chelsea23,446 match won
League25th Feb 1950Manchester City11Chelsea32,824 match drawn
League8th Mar 1950Chelsea13Charlton Athletic26,507 match lost
League19th Aug 1950Chelsea40Sheffield Wednesday48,468 match won
League23rd Aug 1950Arsenal00Chelsea61,166 match drawn
League26th Aug 1950Middlesbrough30Chelsea41,573 match lost
League30th Aug 1950Chelsea01Arsenal48,792 match lost
League2nd Sep 1950Chelsea12Huddersfield Town41,112 match lost
League4th Sep 1950Bolton Wanderers10Chelsea25,457 match lost
League9th Sep 1950Newcastle United31Chelsea56,903 match lost
League16th Sep 1950Chelsea11West Bromwich Albion39,570 match drawn
League23rd Sep 1950Stoke City21Chelsea25,521 match lost
League30th Sep 1950Chelsea21Everton34,970 match won
League7th Oct 1950Blackpool32Chelsea29,240 match lost scored 1 goal
League14th Oct 1950Chelsea02Tottenham Hotspur65,992 match lost
League2nd Dec 1950Liverpool10Chelsea28,717 match lost
League9th Dec 1950Chelsea20Fulham43,835 match won sent off
League25th Dec 1950Portsmouth13Chelsea23,645 match won scored 1 goal
League26th Dec 1950Chelsea14Portsmouth41,909 match lost

Non-Competitive First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-Competitive First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Jimmy Bowie made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-Competitive First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

Non-First-Team Appearances

Season Appearances

Non-First-Team Goals


Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Jimmy Bowie made 0 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Non-First-Team Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt

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Chelsea FC Player Jimmy Bowie

Games Won: 30
Win Percentage: 35.71%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 1


During his Chelsea first-team career of 84 appearances, Jimmy Bowie played alongside the following 35 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Ken Armstrong (72)
Sidney Bathgate (50)
Roy Bentley (57)
Hugh Billington (28)
Bobby Campbell (67)
Bill Dickson (5)
Len Dolding (3)
Charlie Dyke (5)
Dickie Foss (4)
Ray Goddard (4)
Len Goulden (27)
Billy Gray (33)
John Harris (78)
Billy Hughes (37)
Freddie Jenkins (1)
Benny Jones (32)
Tommy Lawton (4)
Fred Lewis (8)
James Macaulay (31)
Alex Machin (9)
John McInnes (24)
Phil McKnight (5)
Harry Medhurst (59)
Frank Mitchell (31)
Eric Parsons (4)
Peter Pickering (17)
Bill Robertson (8)
Jack Saunders (5)
Joseph Simner (1)
Bobby Smith (4)
Tommy Walker (35)
Alex White (4)
Stan Willemse (19)
Reg Williams (19)
Danny Winter (50)