Former Scotland international and former Bristol City and Manchester City midfielder and Yeovil Town player-boss, Gerry Gow has died aged 64 after being diagnosed with cancer this year.
Former Manchester City tough-tackling midfielder, Gerry Gow, who became a cult hero at Maine Road during a short spell during the mid-1980s, has lost his battle with lung cancer in the early hours of this morning, aged 64.
The late player’s 45-year-old son, Chris, posted the sad news on the Facebook of ‘Manchester City Supporters’ page and said:
“I know how much he loved playing and still supporting City; myself and my family are broken hearted but we needed to share it with the club he loved.”
The late player made more than 30 appearances for City including the 1981 FA Cup final against Spurs. He was also a legend at Bristol City, where he made 375 appearances in 11 years before singing for John Bond’s City in 1980.
An official statement by Manchester City read in part;
“Everyone at Manchester City FC is saddened to learn of the passing of Gerry Gow at the age of 64 following his B.rave battle with illness.
“A cult hero in his short spell at Maine Road in the eighties, Gow made 36 appearances for the Blues between 1981 and 1982, including both games of the famous FA Cup final against Spurs.
“Signed by John Bond following a difficult start to the 1980/81 season, the tough-tackling midfielder made an immediate impact, helping City to a run of just two defeats in 11 games between November and the New Year.
“Gow is remembered as a Bristol City legend, making nearly 400 appearances for The Robins between 1969 and 1981.
“Following his brief spell in Manchester, he joined Rotherham in the middle of the 1981/82 season before retiring at Yeovil in 1984 where he was player-manager for three years.
“Our thoughts are with Gerry’s friends and family at this sad time.”