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John Lowey (1958-2019)

Rovers sadness over former midfielder's passing

7 August 2019

Rovers are saddened to learn of the passing of former midfielder John Lowey, who died on Monday age 61.

Lowey started his career with hometown team Manchester United, before enjoying a spell in America with Chicago Sting and California Sunshine in the late ‘70s.

He returned to England with a move to Sheffield Wednesday, before arriving at Rovers in 1980.

Over the next six seasons, Lowey made 156 appearances for the club and scored 16 goals.

His entire Ewood Park career was spent in Division 2, playing alongside Rovers’ record appearance maker Derek Fazackerley and record goalscorer Simon Garner.

Lowey left Rovers to join Wigan Athletic in 1986 and later played for Chesterfield, York City, Preston North End, Chester City and Brisbane Lions in Australia, where he resided until his death.

The thoughts of everyone at Blackburn Rovers are with John’s family and friends at this difficult time.


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