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George Brown

Huddersfield Town AFC, Aston Villa FC

9 appearances, 5 goals

P 9 W 4 D 3 L 2 F 29: A 13
61% successful

1926-32

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
810

Profile

Full name George Brown
Born 22 June 1903 in West Mickley, Stocksfield, Northumberland [registered in Hexham, September 1903].

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, George is the youngest of the five children (the youngest son) to George and Mary, they had ten children, three of which had died, up until this point. His father is a hewer in the coal mines. They live in West Mickley.

Married to Annie Bell [registered in Hexham, December 1925]
Died 10 June 1948 at 1532 Stratford Road, Halls Green, Birmingham, aged 44 years 355 days [registered in Birmingham, Warwickshire, June 1948]. Left £492 8s. 4d. to his widow Annie.
Height/Weight 5' 10½", 11st. 2lbs [1927].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career with Mickley Colliery FC of the Northern Alliance, from where he joined Huddersfield Town FC in May 1921. After 213 league appearances and 142 goals, on 17 August 1929, Brown joined Aston Villa FC for a £5000 transfer fee and returned 116 league appearances with 79 goals. Burnley FC then paid £1400 for him on 4 October 1934 and he scored another 24 goals in 35 league appearances. Leeds United AFC then paid £3100 on 12 September 1935, making another 37 league appearances, scoring nineteen times. He then joined Darlington FC as a player-manager on 15 October 1936 until October 1938, he made 44 league appearances, scoring twelve goals.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1921-22, runners-up 1927-28; FA Charity Shield winners 1922; Football League Champions 1923-24, 1924-25, 1925-26, runners-up 1926-27, 1927-28, 1928-29;
Individual honours Football League (three appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of two who became 510th players (511) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-forward, centre-forward
First match No. 151, 20 October 1926, England 3 Ireland 3, a British Championship match at Anfield Road, Anfield, Liverpool, aged 23 years 120 days.
Last match No. 183, 16 November 1932, Wales 0 England 0, a British Championship match at The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 29 years 147 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1926-27, 1927-28, 1928-29, 1932-33;
Team honours British Championships shared 1926-27;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Cousin of Joe Spence

Beyond England

On leaving the game, employed as a licensee in Birmingham. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.50.

 

George Brown - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
9 9 6 810 5 162 min 1 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.

 

George Brown - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 0 1 1 4 5 -1 0 0 2.00 2.50 25.0 -1
Away 7 4 2 1 25 8 +17 2 2 3.571 1.143 71.4 +3
All 9 4 3 2 29 13 +16 2 2 3.222 1.444 61.1 +2

 

George Brown - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 6 1 3 2 9 10 -1 2 1 1.50 1.667 41.7 -1
Friendly 3 3 0 0 20 3 +17 0 1 6.667 1.00 100.0 +3
All 9 4 3 2 29 13 +16 2 2 3.222 1.444 61.1 +2

 

George Brown - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1926-27 3 1 2 0 8 7 +1 0 0 2.667 2.333 66.7 +1
BC 1927-28 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
BC 1928-29 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
BC 1932-33 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
BC All 6 1 3 2 9 10 -1 2 1 1.50 1.667 41.7 -1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 6 1 3 2 9 10 -1 2 1 1.50 1.667 41.7 -1
All 6 1 3 2 9 10 -1 2 1 1.50 1.667 41.7 -1

 

George Brown - Match History
 Club: Huddersfield Town A.F.C. - 8 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 9 full capsx

Age 23
1 151 20 October 1926 - England 3 Ireland 3, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HD Start 8 ir
2 152 12 February 1927 - Wales 3 England 3, The Racecourse, Wrexham AD Start ir
3 153 2 April 1927 - Scotland 1 England 2, Hampden Park,Glasgow AW Start ir
4 154 11 May 1927 - Belgium 1 England 9, Stade du Daring Club de Bruxelles, Bruxelles tour AW Start 11, 34 ir
5 155 21 May 1927 - Luxembourg 2 England 5, Stade de la Frontière, Esch-sur-Alzette AW Start ir
6 156 26 May 1927 - France 0 England 6, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris AW Start 4, 50 ir
There is confusion as to whether he or Rigby scored twice. The Sporting Life, L'Equipe 1984-85 and Rothman's favour Brown. The Guardian, L'Echo des Sports, Gamage's and Granidge's suggest Rigby.
Age 24
7 158 28 November 1927 - England 1 Wales 2, Turf Moor, Burnley BC HL Start ir
Age 25
8 164 13 April 1929 - Scotland 1 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL Start ir
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 29
9 183 16 November 1932 - Wales 0 England 0, The Racecourse, Wrexham BC AD Start cf

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