George Bowen (13 July 1875 –
1945) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Wolverhampton Wanderers,
Liverpool and Burslem Port Vale.
Bowen joined Wolverhampton
from local non-league side Bridgetown Amateurs in
July 1899. He made his first team debut on 25 November 1899 in a
1–1 draw at Liverpool
. He scored a
brace on his home debut the following week, against , and scored
seven in total in his debut season, helping the club reach fourth
After being a first team regular in the following season, he was
bought by newly-crowned League champions Liverpool
in May 1901. He made his Liverpool
debut on 14 September 1901 in the Merseyside derby
against . He retained his
place for the following game, against , but disaster struck when he
suffered a broken leg during the game. He would never play for the
again after this.
He soon returned to Wolves and recovered sufficiently to appear in
three successive first team games by Early 1903. However, he was
unable to play regularly for the club and was allowed to
joinBurslem Port Vale
in August 1904.
Here, he made a highly successful debut; scoring in a 2–2 home draw
with Manchester United
September 1904. He lost his place the next month however, and was
released at the end of the season
from the professional game and worked in a factory in Bilston, while still
turning out for various non-league clubs.