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Tony Brown

West Bromwich Albion FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 1 L 0 F 0: A 0
*(actual F 0: A 0)
50% successful

1971

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
74

Profile

Full name Anthony Brown

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 3 October 1945 in Oldham, Lancashire [registered in Oldham, December 1945].
Brought up in Wythenshaw, Manchester
Married to Irene Gardner [registered in West Bromwich, June 1969], two children, Paul and Adam
Height/Weight 5' 6½", 11st. 6lbs [1971].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies Bomber Brown: The Tony Brown Story - Tony Brown with John Homer and Glenn Willmore (Perspective Publishing, Tonbridge 1998)

 

It is not the handful of appearances that he made for England, Torquay or American side Jacksonville which make 'Bomber' a legend; between 1963 and 1979 he played 561 games scoring 218 goals for West Bromwich Albion, a phenomenal rate for a player largely selected as a midfielder, ensuring his immortality in the West Midlands. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football for South Manchester Boys and for Lancashire before being taken on as an apprentice at West Bromwich Albion FC on 13 April 1961, turning professional on 27 September 1963, where he remained until October 1981, scoring 218 goals in 574 league appearances. He had assisted the New England Teamen (31 apps, eight goals) and the Jacksonville Teamen (32 apps, nine goals) in USA during 1980 and 1981. He joined Torquay United FC for £6000 until 1983, making 45 league appearances, scoring eleven times. He ended his career with Stafford Rangers FC.
Club honours Football League Cup winners 1965-66, runners-up 1966-67, 1969-70; FA Cup winners 1967-68; FA Charity Shield winners 1968;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances); Midlands Footballer of the Year 1968-69, 1970-71, 1978-79;
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 875th players (877) to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
Only match No. 454, 19 May 1971, England 0 Wales 0, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 25 years 228 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1970-71;
Team honours British Championships winners 1970-71;
Individual honours England Youth (1964, no appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Coached West Bromwich Albion FC from 1984 until 1986. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.49.

 

Tony Brown - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
5 1 1 1 0 1 74 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Tony Brown - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - White 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All - British Championship 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0

 

Tony Brown - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1970-71 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
BC All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0

 

Tony Brown - Match History
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: Alf Ramsey - 1 full capx

Age 25
- 450 3 February 1971 - Malta 0 England 1, The Stadium, Gzira ECP AW squad/sub ?
- 452 12 May 1971 - England 5 Malta 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley ECP HW squad/sub ?
- 453 15 May 1971 - Northern Ireland 0 England 1, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW squad/sub ?
1 454 19 May 1971 - England 0 Wales 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley HD Start off 74 8
- 455 22 May 1971 - England 3 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW squad/sub ?

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