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Gordon Cowans

Gordon Sidney Cowans (born October 27, 1958 in West Cornforth, County Durham) is an English football player and coach. He was a member of Aston Villa's European Cup winning team of 1982. During his time at Aston Villa he was nicknamed Sid and such was his popularity that on moving to Bari the Villa fanzine "Missing Sid" was named after him.

He won 10 caps and scored two goals for England. As well as distinguished career with Aston Villa, he also had spells playing for Bari in Italy as well as Blackburn Rovers, Derby County, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sheffield United and Stockport County.

He is currently the coach of Aston Villa's youth team.


Personal information
Full name Gordon Sidney Cowans
Date of birth 27 October 1958
Place of birth    West Cornforth, County Durham, England
Position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Retired
Professional clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Aston Villa
A.S. Bari
Aston Villa
Blackburn Rovers
Aston Villa
Derby County
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Sheffield United
Bradford City
Stockport County
286 (42)
94 (3)
117 (7)
50 (2)
11 (0)
36 (0)
37 (0)
21 (0)
25 (0)
7 (0)
6 (0)   
National team
1983-1990 England 10 (2)
1 Professional club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

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