Owens, John

Birth Date

25th March 1932


Ynysybwl, Glamorgan



Biographical Text

John Owens, joining from Pontypridd, made fourteen league appearances for Exeter City during the mid-1950s. He was affected by Illness towards the end of his time at St James’ Park. 

An upholster playing for Pontypridd, John signed for Exeter City in October 1953 and made his debut against Brighton and Hove Albion in February 1954 as he totalled five league appearances during what remained of the season. 

Retained for the following campaign, he didn't appear until the seventh game of the season as he embarked on a run of playing in eight of the club's nine games in September and October. Hit soon by illness, John made just one further appearance for City - against March in April 1955 - before he was given a free transfer at the end of the season.

Wanted by Rochdale, he broke a leg when on trial with Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic and also attempted a comeback with Barrow prior to returning to live in Ynysybwl where he grew up.





Stephen Llewellyn

Still alive and living in Ynysybwl

Stephen Llewellyn

I'm sad to say that John died about six weeks ago.  RIP John.

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