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Born: 03 December 1899
Came from: Maerdy Went to: Swansea Town
First game: 17 December 1921 Last game: 23 February 1924
Appearances: 39 (39/0) Goals: 25
Cardiff-born Fowler joined Argyle from Welsh non-League club Maerdy, beginning his Home Park career in the Pilgrims's second season of League football. He played most of his career as a centre-forward or sometimes as an inside-forward, and despite often considered as Argyle's second choice striker, first behind Frank Richardson and then Percy Cherrett, he finished the 1922-23 season as leading scorer with 17 goals, including a hat-trick against Exeter City in the 5-1 home win in March 1923. With an impressive scoring record of 25 goals from 39 games, he was bound to attract interest and moved back closer to home with Swansea Town in February 1924. Town paid £1,280 – then a Welsh club record fee – and were duly rewarded as he chalked up a century of both appearances and goals, and was also capped six times by Wales. On leaving Vetch Field, Fowler saw out his career with Clapton Orient where he still found the net frequently during a two-season spell.
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