Walter Bowman
Personal information
Full name Walter Wells Bowman
Date of birth (1870-08-11)August 11, 1870
Place of birth Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Date of death March 7, 1948(1948-03-07) (aged 77)
Place of death Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Position(s) Outside Right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1887–1889 Berlin (Ontario) Rangers
1892–1893 Accrington 5 (3)
1893–1899 Manchester City 47 (3)
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Walter Wells Bowman (born August 11, 1870) was a Canadian soccer player who played as an outside right. He was the first non-British player to play in the Football League.[1][2][3]


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  2. ^ Paul Simpson; Uli Hesse (November 7, 2013). Who Invented the Stepover?: and other crucial football conundrums. Profile Books. pp. 102–. ISBN 978-1-84765-842-5.
  3. ^ "Graham fears multi-national squads will undermine England". The Independent. February 16, 2005.