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George Brown (footballer, born 1907)

George Brown (footballer, born 1907)

George Clark Phillips Brown (7 January 1907 – 1988) was a Scottish footballer who played for Rangers and the Scotland national team at left half.

George Brown
Personal information
Full name George Clark Phillips Brown
Date of birth (1907-01-07)7 January 1907
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 1988 (aged 8081)
Place of death Glasgow, Scotland
Position(s) Left half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1929–1942 Rangers 229 (22)
National team
1930–1938 Scotland 19 (0)
1931–1936 Scottish League XI 5 (0)
1941 Scotland (wartime) 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Football career

Brown was born in Glasgow on 7 January 1907. He joined Rangers in September 1929 from Ashfield and made his debut against Ayr United in November of that year.[1] He remained at Rangers for the remainder of his career, winning a total of seven League Championships and four Scottish Cups before retiring in 1942.[2][1]

He was capped 19 times by Scotland, making his debut against Wales in October 1930. He captained Scotland on two occasions. Brown also played in one unofficial wartime international, in February 1941.[3]

After football

After retiring from playing, Brown became a director at Rangers. He was also a school teacher, having graduated from the University of Glasgow, and became headmaster of Bellahouston Academy in Glasgow.[1]

See also


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