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Maurice OWEN
 ENGLAND
 

After signing from non-league Abingdon in 1946, Owen immediately endeared himself to the Swindon fans by scoring 16 goals in his first 17 games for the club, including a hat-trick on his debut against Watford, and four in another game against Mansfield.

After the Town board accepted a 14,000 offer from Norwich for his services, Owen rejected the move, wanting to stay near his home in Abingdon. Owen went onto become Swindon's top scorer in six seasons, and gained international recognition - turning out for England B versus France.

In the twilight of his career, Owen moved back into more defensive positions, and became the club captain, leading Swindon to their first ever promotion in 1962/1963. After he retired from playing, he took on secretarial and coaching work at the club, before finally becoming the groundsman.

In total, Owen made 554 league appearances for the Town, scoring 164 goals, making him the Town's fourth leading scorer of all time.

PLAYING RECORD:

Season LEAGUE FA CUP LEAGUE CUP OTHER TOTAL
Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'62/'63 27 - 2 - 2 - - - 31 -
'61/'62 44 - 2 - 2 - - - 48 -
'60/'61 40 - 3 - 3 - - - 46 -
'58/'59 36 2 3 - - - - - 39 2
'57/'58 33 3 - - - - - - 33 3
'56/'57 37 7 2 - - - - - 39 7
'55/'56 44 13 5 2 - - - - 49 15
'54/'55 33 12 1 - - - - - 34 12
'53/'54 29 10 - - - - - - 29 10
'52/'53 40 17 3 4 - - - - 43 21
'51/'52 41 18 9 6 - - - - 50 24
'50/'51 28 9 - - - - - - 28 9
'49/'50 29 10 2 1 - - - - 31 11
'48/'49 42 17 1 1 - - - - 43 18
'47/'48 35 16 6 1 - - - - 41 17
'46/'47 17 16 - - - - - - 17 16
TOTAL 555 150 39 15 7 - - - 601 165


TRANSFER INFORMATION:

DATE IN/OUT TRANSFER DETAIL
Late 1946 IN Abingdon Town
Summer 1963 OUT (moved onto coaching staff)


full name

Maurice Owen

date of birth
4 July 1924


         
           
           
             
           
             

usual positions
centre forward
centre half

other positions
left half back
inside right
outside right

senior career
Abingdon Town
SWINDON TOWN