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John Frederick "Jack" Rowley  (*  October 7th  1918  in  Wolverhampton ; †  June 28th  1998  in  Shaw and Crompton ) was a  English  Soccer player  and soccer coach. The national player Rowley, known as a striker, was with  Manchester United  1948 cup winners and 1952 champions. The station stands out in particular from his coaching career  Ajax Amsterdam  where he acted in the 1963/64 season.

Rowley joined in 1937 after brief stints  Wolverhampton Wanderers  and  Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic FC  In 1937 for £ 3,000 to the second division side  Manchester United , where he soon gained the nickname thanks to his scoring risk  The Gunner, the gunner. earned.

Rowley made his first appearance for United in October 1937 against  Sheffield Wednesday . At the end of the season United rose as second in the table for the first time since 1931 back in the first division. During the war he served at  South Staffordshire Regiment  and was at the  D-Day landing  involved in Normandy. During the war he was also a guest player at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Aldershot,  Belfast Distillery , Folkestone, Shrewsbury Town and  Tottenham Hotspur .

After the breakout of peace he was back at Manchester United and won there under coach  Matt Busby  the  FA Cup 1947/48 , where he beat in a 4-2 final win  Blackpool FC  scored two hits, and in 1952 the English championship. He stayed in Manchester through January 1955. For United he scored a total of 211 goals in 424 games, of which 173 goals in 355 top division games. In 1952/53 he was third on the list of goalscorers with 30 goals, behind the Chilean  Jorge "George" Robledo  and  Ronnie Allen  with 33 or 32 hits.

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