Dave Bowen: bust of Northampton Town and Wales great unveiled

29th December 2019

The achievements of Northampton Town’s greatest manager have been honoured by the unveiling of a sculpture.

Dave Bowen, who took Northampton Town from Division Four to the club’s only season in the top-flight of English football during the 1960s, also played for Northampton before moving to Arsenal.

Bowen was born in Maesteg, Bridgend, in 1928 and played for Northampton Town, Arsenal and Wales, winning 19 caps for his country and captaining them at the 1958 World Cup finals. After retiring from management in 1974, Bowen served in a range of other roles at Northampton, including general manager, club secretary and director.

“This is a permanent and lasting tribute to one of the most important figures in the history of the Club,” said Northampton Town’s chief executive James Whiting.

Dave Bowen’s son, Barry, added: “We hope this tribute will mean as much to the fans as it does to our family.”

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