Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Percy Bowyer

Known as
Percy Bowyer

6 September 1909

17 November 1998 (aged 89)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 228d
Last game: 28y 257d

Height and weight
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 71 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Collingwood: 3, 4, 2

Percy Bowyer

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,367th player to appear, 1,236th most games played, 2,760th most goals kickedCollingwood: 315th player to appear, 92nd most games played, 220th most goals kicked

Percy Bowyer's VFL career with Collingwood spanned 154 games over more than a decade, during which time he played in almost every position on the field. He was a member of Magpie premiership teams in 1929 (on a wing), 1930 (in the back pocket), and 1935-6 (as a ruckman). Exceptionally strong overhead, Bowyer also read the play well, and was an excellent team man. He retired prematurely in 1938 when he wrongly believed himself to be suffering from a stomach ulcer.

Author - John Devaney


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.