Cowie, Stanley

Birth Date

16th April 1890


South Shields, Durham



Biographical Text

Stanley Cowie, formerly with Blackpool and later playing for Barry, made a solitary Southern League appearance for Exeter City during 1914/15. He took his own life in 1927.

Stanley started his career with Herrington Swifts near Sunderland before joining Blackpool in 1911. Appearing in just three league games for the seaside club, he returned to the North East to appear for Sunderland Rovers and Seaham Harbour before arriving at St James’ Park in 1914 just as the team was returning from South America and war was being declared. 

Making a solitary league appearance for the Grecians, in a Southern League game at Swindon Town on 31 October 1914, Stanley was with Barry when football resumed after the Great War. 

With the South Wales club enjoying great success during the early 1920s he briefly played alongside future Exeter City seasonal record goalscorer Fred Whitlow before returning to his roots. Faced with financial worries, Stanley's body was found in the Tyne in September 1927.  





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