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Isaac McDowell
Isaac McDowell
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Isaac McDowell (Centre forward/Left half, 1938-47) - Glaswegian McDowell started out with junior club, Glasgow Perthshire. In season 1935/36, he played with both Airdrie and Dumbarton. Then he joined King's Park. McDowell was a tearaway leader of the attack with King's Park. Isaac scored 39 League goals in 2 seasons for King's Park. He joined Cowden in 1938. Isaac played in a few games during the championship season of 1938/39. When War broke out, Isaac dropped back to occupy the left-half berth. During the War, Isaac McDowell played for King's Park and Port Vale. He returned to Cowdenbeath in 1946. Isaac then decided to move on to pastures new for season 1947/48 and became player/manager of Coleraine. Isaac was to become a legend in almost 20 years in Ulster football. He moved to Linfield and was capped 5 times by the Irish League. Isaac's finest moment in a green jersey came when he scored twice against an English League line-up, which boasted Gil Merrick, Jimmy Hagan and Stanley Matthews as members. He later managed Ards, Linfield and Glentoran with distinction before emigrating to South Africa in 1965.

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