Players - Norman Low

Norman Low
Birthdate: 23 March 1914
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland
Date of death: 21 May 1994
Other clubs: Rosehill Villa, Newport County (1936-46); Bristol City, Everton, Liverpool, Lovell's Athletic, Swindon Town (wartime guest), Norwich City (1946-50)
Bought from: Unafilliated
Signed for LFC: 28.10.1933
Liverpool debut: 05.09.1934
Last appearance: 26.09.1936
Contract expiry: 13.11.1936
Win ratio: 38.46% W:5 D:2 L:6
Wartime games/goals: 1 / 0
League games / goals: 13 / 0
Total games / goals: 13 / 0

Player Profile

Norman's father, Scottish international defender Wilf Low, was a certified legend at Newcastle United. Norman was never on the Magpies' books but had appeared for his local side, Rosehill Villa, before becoming a professional at Liverpool in 1933. Tom Bradshaw was the club’s recognized centre-half at that time but Low replaced him for 11 consecutive first division matches in the first half of the 1934/35 season, Bradshaw playing in the other 31. In the following season Bradshaw only missed one league match, Low again deputising for him and the last of his 13 Football League appearances for Liverpool came on 26 September 1936 in a 2-0 defeat away at Leeds. Norman was manager of third division Norwich from 1950 to 1955 and Port Vale from 1957 to 1962 where he won the fourth division championship in the 1958/59 season. Low was also chief scout at Liverpool for a while before emigrating to North America in 1968.
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 13 0 0 0 0 13
1934-1935 11 0 0 0 0 11
1935-1936 1 0 0 0 0 1
1936-1937 1 0 0 0 0 1
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Total Opponent
2 Leeds United
1 Preston North End
1 Chelsea
1 Manchester City
1 Everton
1 Wolves
1 Birmingham City
1 Sheffield Wednesday
1 Grimsby Town
1 Portsmouth
1 Huddersfield Town
Total Competition
13 League
Wartime Appearances / Goals
Season Appearances Goals
1942-1943 1 0
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 05.09.1934 Manchester City Anfield League
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Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury report

Liverpool Post and Mercury report on EVERTON 1 LIVERPOOL 0 played on September 15 1934.

Related Quotes

"Tiny Bradshaw was the Liverpool centre half against me in most of the derby matches but I remember one time he was off injured and Norman Low was his deputy. Norman was only a kid at the time and he'd been told that wherever I went he was to follow me and not leave me alone for a yard. Norman did a good job. He went everywhere with me and I didn't get much chance to beat him until a couple of minutes from the end. Then Teddy Critchley went down the right wing with the ball. I moved across as though I was going to run with Teddy and Norman Lowe followed me. Suddenly I back pedalled, moved back into the middle and when Teddy crossed the ball, only about three feet off ground I flew through the air at it, met it with the head and the ball went into the far corner. We beat the Reds 1-0 with that goal and poor Norman got a dog's life but he had done a great job in my opinion in that match.

Dixie Dean on his match-up with Norman Low on 15 September 1934

Echo sketch -1936
Echo sketch -1936
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Rosehill Villa N/A N/A N/A N/A
Newport County 1936-1937 England Third Division South 28 0 30 0
Newport County 1937-1938 England Third Division South 38 0 44 0
Newport County 1938-1939 England Third Division South 42 0 48 0
Norwich City 1946-1947 England Third Division South 32 0 35 0
Norwich City 1947-1948 England Third Division South 36 0 39 0
Norwich City 1948-1949 England Third Division South 40 0 42 0
Norwich City 1949-1950 England Third Division South 42 0 47 0
Total 258 0 285 0