|Birth Day:||March 16, 1949|
|Birth Place:||Stockport, England|
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He played on Manchester United's junior team while he was attending Manchester University.
Gowling made a goalscoring league debut against Stoke City. Coincidentally, he also played his last game for Manchester United against Stoke City, coming on as a substitute for Bobby Charlton. He played 87 times for Manchester United and scored four in a game against Southampton on 20 February 1971. Nevertheless, Gowling was never really a first choice player at the club, and he enjoyed his longest run in the side when playing in midfield in his final season in 1971–72. He was sold to Huddersfield Town for £65,000 in June 1972.
After a disappointing period at Huddersfield that resulted in two relegations, he joined Newcastle United as a strike partner for Malcolm Macdonald. At Newcastle, he scored their only goal in the 1976 League Cup Final defeat at the hands of Manchester City. Nicknamed the "Galloping chip", the workmanlike Gowling was preferred by Gordon Lee to the stylish Macdonald, scoring 30 goals in 92 league appearances before moving to Bolton Wanderers in 1978. He retired from football in 1984, aged 36, after a period at Preston North End.
Currently, Alan Gowling is 73 years, 4 months and 30 days old. Alan Gowling will celebrate 74th birthday on a Thursday 16th of March 2023.
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