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Gordon Bowman

Image DOB: 10 February 1927
Died: 14 September 2013

Debut: Round 5, 1945 against Geelong at Punt Road
Last MFC Game: Round 1, 1950 against Carlton at MCG

From: East Malvern

Number: 11 1945-1950

Honours:
Premiership Player - 1948
Seconds Premiership Player 1949

Games: 53 (82 total)
Goals: 9 (11 total)
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
3112158.49

Signed by Melbourne in August 1944 after kicking more than 100 goals for East Malvern. Played on a half forward flank in the VFL, and played in the 1948 premiership.

Almost a third of Bowman's matches for Melbourne came as a Reserve, coming off the bench nine times in 1947 and seven more in 1948. He was vice-captain of the Seconds premiership side in 1949 but could only manage four senior matches and one the next year.

Bowman crossed to Hawthorn before Round 3, 1950 and played there until the end of 1951.

After his VFL career ended Bowman played in premierships with Sandy Bay in Tasmania and Mayne in Queensland before joining Sydney side Newtown where he captain/coached premierships in 1968 and 1969 before moving to North Shore for 1970 and 1971. He rejoined Newtown in 1973. In 1968 he had tied for the league goalkicking at 41 years old.

Bowman coached the Tasmanian State of Origin side to a 7-1 win/loss record and is a member of the Queensland football Hall of Fame.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1945 630
1946 1930
1947 1220
1948 1110
1949 400
1950 100


Lists
Hawthorn
Two clubs in the same season

Links
Australian Football profile
Wikipedia profile
Hawk Headquarters profile
Queensland Hall of Fame

Media
"Gordon Bowman Passes" - NSW Football History

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