James Fowler ‘The Dagger’
James George Fowler was an English soccer player who spent his entire professional career representing his hometown club Enfield Town. Fowler was best known for his goal scoring talent, which made him the club’s all-time record goal scorer. In a career that lasted 15 years, he managed to find the net a record 346 times in all competitions.
Early career: Born on February 12th, 1961, in Enfield, Fowler joined Enfield Town as a trainee at the age of 10. He went through the junior ranks of the club before making his first team debut against Dorchester City, in February, 1979, at the age of 17 years and 361 days, making him the third youngest player to have ever represented Enfield Town.
Achievements: Throughout his highly successful career, Fowler won the English League title 6 times, the FA Cup 4 times, and the English League Cup 5 times. He was also named English Player of the Year on three occasions and was the league’s top goal scorer five times. Fowler’s prolific goal scoring talent earned him the nickname ‘The Dagger’. He retired from professional soccer in 1994. As a tribute to him, Enfield Town organized a testimonial match, which was attended by 50,000 supporters. A life size bronze statue of Fowler was erected at Enfield Town’s stadium in 2010.
James Fowler also made 89 appearances for England, scoring 43 goals, and representing his country at three successive world cup tournaments. Currently, he is the Director of the Enfield Town Academy of Football.
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