What Happened To John Bowler? Former Crewe Alexandra Chairman Dies At 85

John Bowler, a former Crewe Alexandra chairman, died at the age of 85, but most of the details are still unknown. 

John Bowler was a chairman who knew everything there was to know about football, and his working relationship with manager Dario Gradi was the most fruitful in the club’s history.

His leadership talents were instrumental in the club’s six promotions.

What Happened To John Bowler? Death Cause & Obituary

John Bowler MBE, the former chairman of Crewe Alexandra, died just two days after his 85th birthday.

Many of his fans were stunned when he died suddenly. His cause of death, however, has yet to be revealed.

There was no news of his critical sickness; therefore, he could have died of old age.

The American Bowling Congress named him the world’s oldest living bowler.

His family hasn’t said anything about his funeral, but they may make it public once they announce the date.

He joined the Alex board at Gresty Road in 1980 and rose through the ranks to become chairman in 1987.

Crewe had a successful tenure under manager Dario Gradi, reaching the English second tier in 1997 and spending eight of the following nine seasons there.

He held the position of chairman until March 2021, when he stepped down at the age of 84.

Following the release of the Sheldon investigation into historical sexual assault in football, which included Crewe players, Bowler expressed his “truly disgusted and sorry” for the players and their family’s suffering.

John Bowler Age And Wikipedia

John Bowler was born on 14 February 1937; therefore, he was 85 years at his death.

He was the chairman of Crewe Alexandra Football Club, currently in EFL League One, the English football league system’s third tier.

He was elected chairman in 1987 and resigned in March 2021 after criticism of him and the club in the Football Association’s sex abuse inquiry.

He joined the Crewe Alexandra board in 1980 and became chairman in 1987. Before joining Crewe, he worked at Welcome Pharmaceuticals as a marketing director.

His time at Crewe coincided with Dario Gradi’s long-term arrival as manager, which was the club’s most successful period.

The club earned a promotion six times while he was chairman. After defeating Brentford in the Division Two play-off final in 1997, the team was promoted to the second tier. It ended 11th in the 1997-98 First Division season, their most excellent finish.

In 2013, Crewe also won the Football League Trophy. It was also known for its youth development approach, bringing in more than £32 million in revenue from player sales.

At The Football League Awards 2014, Bowler received the Contribution to League Football Award.

When Crewe was embroiled in the UK football sexual abuse crisis in late 2016, Bowler was chairman.