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John Townrow

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Full nameJohn Ernest Townrow
Date of birth28 March 1901
Place of birthWest Ham, London, England
Date of death11 April 1969(age 68)
Playing positionCentre-half

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John Ernest Townrow, also known as Jack Townrow, (28 March 1901 11 April 1969) was an English professional footballer who played as a centre-half for Clapton Orient, Chelsea and Bristol Rovers in the Football League and for the England national football team.

Townrow was born in West Ham, now part of London, and attended Pelly Memorial School in the borough. He won two caps for England's schoolboy team, one of which came against Wales in 1915.

He began his professional football career at the end of the First World War with Second Division club Clapton Orient. He remained with the club until 1927, and played 253 league games for them. In April 1925 he won the first of his two international caps for England, in a 2 0 defeat to Scotland at Hampden Park. Townrow is one of only two men capped by England at senior level while an Orient player, the other being Owen Williams.

He joined Second Division rivals Chelsea in 1927, and went on to play 140 games for the club in all competitions and contribute to their promotion to the First Division in the 1929 30 season. His playing career finished with one season at Bristol Rovers in the Third Division South, where he played alongside his younger brother Frank.

Townrow was manager of Harrogate Town for a spell in the 1960s.

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