Name: Cowans, Gordon Sidney "Sid"



Birthdate: 1958-10-27 in West Cornforth, County Durham

Position: Midfielder

Playing for Villa: July 1974 (as an apprentice) - 29 June 1985, 21 June 1988 - 28 November 1991,
5 July 1993 - 3 February 1994

Previous clubs: Mansfield Schools, Bari, Blackburn

Signed: - From Mansfield Schools, 250.000 - From Bari, Free transfer - From Blackburn

Sold: 500.000 - To Bari, 200.000 - To Blackburn, 80.000 - To Derby County

League: 399 (15) matches - 49 goals

FA Cup: 28 (1) matches - 3 goals

League Cup: 40 (4) matches - 5 goals

Simod Cup: 2 matches - 0 goals

Zenith Data Systems Cup: 5 (1) matches - 0 goals

European Cups: 29 (1) matches - 2 goals

World Club Championship: 1 match - 0 goals

FA Charity Shield: 1 match - 0 goals

International: England A (1983-91, 10 - 2 goals), B (1980-90, 2 - 0 goals),
U21 (1979-80, 5 - 0 goals), Youth (1976, 2 (1) - 0 goals)


More info:
He signed apprentice professional 1 April 1975.
He signed professional one week before his 18th birthday 1976.
He played in the 1981-82 FA Charity Shield where Villa drew 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur.
He was later assistant-manager/coach and youth team coach at Villa Park.



Season

1974-75
1975-76
1976-77
1977-78
1978-79
1979-80
1980-81
1981-82
1982-83
1983-84
1984-85

1988-89
1989-90
1990-91
1991-92

1993-94
First team

0
0 (1) - 0 goals
21 (5) - 3 goals
35 (8) - 7 goals
36 (1) - 4 goals
52 - 7 goals
46 - 5 goals
61 - 11 goals
57 - 13 goals
0 (injured)
33 (1) - 2 goals

41 (1) - 2 goals
47 - 4 goals
49 - 1 goal
12 (3) - 0 goals

15 (2) - 0 goals
Reserves

-
21 - 2 goals
16 - 0 goals
3 - 0 goals
1 - 0 goals
0
0
0
0
0
5 - 0 goals

3 - 1 goal
4 - 2 goals
0
4 - 0 goals

4 - 0 goals
Youth

-
-
0
-
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

0
0
0
0

0


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