History


  • August 16, 2009 - Stan Bowles explains the problem with modern football: "Seventies showman Stan Bowles feels there are brilliant players but no characters in the modern game - To sit with Stan Bowles and listen to riotous tales of fun and insurrection in the 70s is to be reminded that, for all its modern excesses, football fundamentally has always been a playground of the ego. This, after all, was a man for whom the round ball might have been invented as his personal plaything so brilliant was he, a footballer Denis Law once described as "100% talent"..." (The Guardian) (read article)
  • August 13, 2004 - QPR's cult heroes: Stan Bowles has been voted QPR's all-time cult hero by the club's fans. Bowles won with 56% of the vote, ahead of fellow QPR legends Rodney Marsh and Les Ferdinand. (read more)
  • February 19, 1974 - Bowles hits Injury Time FA Cup Tie Winner: QPR vs. Coventry at Loftus Road in the replay of the Fifth Round of the FA Cup. With a couple of QPR players injured, and moving into injury time with extra time set. A free kick to QPR. Stan Bowles took it. Ball in the net. Final Whistle blew immediately: QPR 3 Coventry 2. (read more)
  • February 17, 1973 - Stan's First Hatttrick: Stan Bowles scored his first QPR hattrick in a 5-0 win against Swindon at Loftus Road. (Francis and Givens were the other QPR scorers). Swindon had recently sold Don Rogers to Crystal Palace and had Mick McGovern making his debut after his £10,000 transfer from QPR. (QPR's team that day: Parkes - Clement, Mancini, Hazell, Watson - Venables, Francis, Leach - Thomas, Bowles, Givens) (read more)

See Also


  • Stan Bowles Official Website - (stanbowles.net)
  • Stan Bowles Official Facebook Page - (Facebook)
  • "To Stan, With Love: A Stanthology" The contribution to the Plan for Stan fund from the writers of AKUTR's - and featuring a host of guest contributors - Gordon Jago MBE, Gerry Francis, Ed Vulliamy, Les Ferdinand, John Byrne, Sheila Marson, Glen Matlock, Robert Elms, Don Shanks, Phil Beadle, Alan Johnson MP, Michael Wale, Terry Dormer, Russell Clarke, Joanne Connolly, John O'Mahony, Ray Eaton, Simon Dorset and Alistair Attwood - (details)
  • Stan Bowles - The Autobiography (2005) - (amazon.co.uk)
  • Stan Bowles' page on Wikipedia - (Wikipedia)
  • Stan Bowles' player stats - (Transfermarkt)



Stan Bowles in 1975

Stan Bowles in 1975

Queens Park Rangers’ greatest ever player

Photo credit: Action Images / QPR


Two Number 10s

The Two Number 10's

In Later Years

Photo credit: Colin H.