Donald Gow

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Donald Robertson Gow (8 February 1868 – 1945) was a Scottish footballer who played for Rangers, Sunderland and the Scottish national football team as a full back.

Club career[edit]

Previously playing for Rangers, he made his debut for Sunderland against Bolton Wanderers on 19 September 1891 in a 4–3 defeat at Pike's Lane.[1] Gow won the English Football League Championship while at Sunderland in 1892 and 1895.[2] He played for Sunderland on two separate occasions, in 1891–1892 and 1893–1897 respectively, in total, making 96 league appearances scoring 1 goal at his time at Sunderland.[3]

International career[edit]

Gow made his debut and only appearance for Scotland against England on 17 March 1888 in a 5–0 defeat at Hampden Park. Gow captained the Scottish side in this game.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

His brother John was also a Scottish international.[6]


  1. ^ "Bolton 4-3 Sunderland". The Stat Cat. Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 30 July 2008.
  2. ^ "Donald Gow". A Love Supreme. Retrieved 2008-07-30.
  3. ^ "Donald Gow". The Stat Cat. Archived from the original on 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2008-07-30.
  4. ^ "Sat 17 Mar 1888 Scotland 0 England 5". London Hearts. Retrieved 2008-07-30.
  5. ^ "Donald Gow". London Hearts. Retrieved 2008-07-30.
  6. ^ Paul Smith (2013). Scotland Who's Who: International Players 1872–2013. Pitch Publishing. p. 107.