Crewe's record appearance holder Tommy Lowry sadly passed away at the weekend.
Everyone at Crewe Alexandra was deeply saddened by the passing of club legend Tommy Lowry on Saturday. After meeting with Tommy’s son Steven and members of the Lowry family today, the club will be paying special tribute to our record appearance holder ahead of our next home match against Swindon Town on 5th September with one minute of applause to mark his career and life. Tommy would have turned 70 on Wednesday and all our thoughts are with the Lowry family, his friends and former team-mates.
Crewe Alexandra’s record appearance holder Tommy Lowry sadly passed away on Saturday morning. The long-serving right back made a record 436 league appearances for the club between seasons 1966-1977, scoring twice against Carlisle United in 1971 and Brentford four years later. His overall record stands at 481 starts and one substitute appearance in all competitions. It is a record that is unlikely ever to be broken.
October 1966. ndTommy moved to Gresty Road from his hometown club Liverpool in the summer of 1966 but his official debut for the club was put on hold following floodlight failure and the match had to be abandoned. He made his first ‘start’ against Southend United on 22
He had previously made one appearance for Liverpool under the great Billy Shankly against Wolverhampton Wanderers, fulfilling a dream to represent his boyhood club.
Serving under four of the club’s most notable managers Ernie Tagg, Dennis Violett, Jimmy Melia and Harry Gregg, Tommy was granted a testimonial match in November 1976 against an all-star team that featured England World Cup winners Gordon Banks and Nobby Stiles.
Tommy later worked at Rolls Royce for over 25 years.