– Gerry Gow a former English footballer has died
– He played for Manchester City and Bristol City
– The 64 year old had battled cancer early this year
Gerry Gow, a former Bristol City and Manchester City midfielder and Yeovil Town player-boss has died aged 64 after being diagnosed with cancer this year.
The Scot also played for Rotherham and Burnley. He made 445 appearances for Bristol City, becoming a club legend, before joining Manchester City in 1981.
After making his debut in 1970, Gow helped Bristol City win promotion to the old First Division in 1976.
He scored twice in Manchester City’s run to the FA Cup final of 1981.
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“Everyone at the club sends its condolences to Gerry’s family and friends at this sad time,” a Bristol City statement said.
A statement from Manchester City said: “Everyone at Manchester City FC is saddened to learn of the passing of Gerry Gow at the age of 64 following his brave battle with illness.
“A cult hero in his short spell at Maine Road in the eighties, Gow made 36 appearances for the Blues between 1981 and 1982.”
Gow ended his playing career as player-manager at then non-league Yeovil Town, where he was in charge from 1984 to 1987.
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