John Dowie: 1955-2016

Friday 22 January 2016 17:00

Fulham Football Club was saddened to hear of the passing of former Whites player John Dowie at the age of 60.

Born in Scotland, Dowie was on the books of Rangers as a youngster, before heading south of the border to join Fulham as an apprentice at the age of 17 in May 1973. After turning professional, he made his Whites debut in January 1974 in a 1-0 home win over Preston North End in the FA Cup.

The following season, Dowie played 23 times in total. That tally included eight games and one goal in Fulham’s run to the 1975 FA Cup Final. He started the Semi-Final Replay win over Birmingham City but wasn’t in the squad as Fulham lost to West Ham United at Wembley.

A hard-working and industrious midfielder, Dowie made 20 appearances the following season and three in 1976/77 before heading back to Scotland to join Celtic in November 1977. He played in the 1978 Scottish League Cup Final against Rangers.

He left Celtic in April 1979, later playing for Doncaster Rovers, Clyde, and in Australia.

The thoughts of all at Fulham are with John’s family and friends.