David Brown (footballer, born 1887)

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David Brown
Personal information
Full name David Carre Brown[1]
Date of birth 26 November 1887[1]
Place of birth Broughty Ferry, Scotland[1]
Date of death 1970 (aged 83)[1]
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Dundee St. Joseph's
Dundee
Greenock Morton
Peebles Rovers
Dundee
1919–1921 Stoke 50 (17)
1921–1922 Notts County 14 (7)
1922–1923 Kilmarnock
1923–1925 Darlington 97 (74)
1926–1927 Crewe Alexandra 37 (21)
1927–1928 Barrow 23 (7)
Total 221 (126)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

David Carre Brown (26 November 1887 – 1970) was a Scottish footballer who played extensively in both England and Scotland. He played in the Football League for Barrow, Crewe Alexandra, Darlington, Notts County and Stoke.[1] A centre-forward, he scored 39 league goals as Darlington won the Third Division North title in 1924–25.

Playing career[edit]

Brown played for Dundee St. Joseph's, Dundee (in two spells), Greenock Morton and Peebles Rovers. During the war he guested for Rangers, Nottingham Forest, Birmingham and Port Vale.[2] After the war he joined Second Division side Stoke and he made an instant impact, scoring twice on his debut against Rotherham County on 1 November 1919.[1] He then scored six goals in four matches in December as Brown went on to become top-scorer in 1919–20 with 13.[1] Stoke had a poor 1920–21 campaign, almost being relegated, and Brown only managed four goals in 20 matches before he was sold to Notts County.[1] He scored seven goals in 14 Second Division games at Meadow Lane in the 1921–22 campaign. He returned to Scotland to play for First Division club Kilmarnock in the 1922–23 season. He left Rugby Park and returned to England with Darlington. He was a prolific striker for the "Quakers", scoring 27 goals in 1923–24 and then a club record 39 league goals in 1924–25 as Darlington won the Third Division North title.[3] His goalscoring tally left him as the division's top-scorer for two consecutive seasons. He then departed Feethams, and played for Crewe Alexandra. He scored 21 goals in 37 Third Division North appearances in the 1926–27 season, in a brief stay at Gresty Road. He then spent the 1927–28 season with Barrow, before retiring to become honorary reserve team manager of former club Darlington.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke 1919–20 Second Division 31 13 1 0 32 13
1920–21 19 4 1 0 20 4
Notts County 1921–22 14 7 0 0 14 7
Darlington 1923–24 Third Division North 40 27 3 0 43 27
1924–25 40 39 5 1 45 40
1925–26 17 8 2 2 19 10
Crewe Alexandra 1926–27 37 21 3 2 40 23
Barrow 1927–28 23 7 1 0 24 7
Career Total 221 126 16 5 237 131

Honours[edit]

Darlington

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  2. ^ Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 45. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  3. ^ "Club Honours & Records". Darlington 1883 F.C. Retrieved 17 November 2012.