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Will Cowan
Will Cowan
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Will Cowan (Full back, 1881-88) - 'Iron Man' Will Cowan was a larger than life character in the earliest days of the club. In 1884, he represented Fifeshire in their first ever match v Forfarshire at Dundee and the following year, he was a member of the Cowdenbeath side which won the Fife Cup for the first time. In 1887, Will Cowan broke his leg in training. A benefit match v Dunfermline Athletic was arranged and the proceeds helped Cowan to open his own business in the High Street. This shop was still in existence until the 1950's when Burton's the Tailors bought the site (Cowan's business relocated to Bridge Street). Will Cowan's hard tackling and shooting remained legendary in Cowdenbeath, as was the claim that he could shoot the ball past the moon. This stemmed from a match v the famous English amateur side, Corinthians, when he blasted a goal past the renowned England goalkeeper Will Moon. He died aged 76 in Cowdenbeath in 1940 on the day that Belgium fell to the Germans - the last survivor of the Cowdenbeath Rangers days.

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