Jorge Brown

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Jorge Brown
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Brown during his tenure in Alumni
Personal information
Full name Jorge Gibson Brown
Date of birth (1880-04-03)April 3, 1880
Place of birth San Vicente, Argentina
Date of death January 3, 1936(1936-01-03) (aged 55)
Place of death San Isidro, Argentina
Playing position Defender / Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1896 Palermo Athletic
1897-1899 Lanús Athletic
1900-1911 Alumni
1912-1914 Quilmes
National team
1902-1913 Argentina 23 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jorge Gibson Brown (3 April 1880 – 3 January 1936) was an Argentine footballer who was one of the most important figures in the early years of the sport in that country. He won 10 Primera División titles and captained the Argentina national team between 1908 and 1913.

Biography[edit]

Jorge started playing football in the 2nd team of the English High School team. In 1896 he joined Club Palermo where he played until 1897 when he moved to Lanús Athletic Club.

In 1900 he returned to the English High School A.C. where he was part of the team that won the 1900 league championship. In 1901 the club changed their name to "Alumni Athletic Club" and over the following decade the club dominated Argentine football, winning 9 of the 12 championships between 1900 and their disollution in 1911.

Jorge Brown made his debut for the Argentina national team in 1902. He went on to make 23 appearances, scoring four goals. he captained the team for 18 matches between 1908 and 1913.

After the disollution of Alumni, Jorge Brown joined Quilmes where he won the 1912 league championship. He played for the club until 1914.

Between 1914 and 1927 he played cricket competing at the Liga de los Sábados (Saturday League), a local competition where he captained Buenos Aires Cricket Club, an institution he would go on to serve as president. Brown played in the cricket league during 13 years.[1]

The secret of Alumni's success was the friendship and comradeship existing among the players rather than their skills with the ball. In football, a drop of "bad blood" between two teammates would also extend to the rest of the team, and fortunately, this never happened, largely due to the Brown brother's temperament, particularly Jorge's.

Carlos Lett, player of Alumni.[1]

Brown had four brothers who were also Argentine international players; Alfredo, Carlos, Eliseo and Ernesto, as well as one cousin, Juan Domingo.[2][3] Two other brothers – Diego and Tomás – were also footballers.[2]

Honours[edit]

Brown won a total of 21 titles during his career, 20 with Alumni and 1 with Quilmes.

Alumni:

Quilmes:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Los hermanos Brown, base de Alumni y el fútbol argentino", 13 Sep 2011
  2. ^ a b Dan Brennan (15 November 2008). "Argentine football returns to roots of its Scottish founder". The Scotsman. Retrieved 4 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "The dynasty of Argentina's Brown brothers". IFFHS. Retrieved 4 July 2009. 

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