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 / Striker
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 Argentine football. He won 10 league titles and captained the Argentina national team between 1908 and 1913.

Jorge started playing football in the 2nd team of the English High School team. In 1896 he joined Club Palermo and in 1897 he joined Lanús.

In 1900 he returned to English High School 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 in the "Liga de los sábados" (Saturday league) where he captained Buenos Aires Cricket Club, an institution he would go on to serve as president.

Brown had four brothers who were also Argentine international players – Alfredo, Carlos, Eliseo and Ernesto – as well as one cousin, Juan Domingo.[1][2] Two other brothers – Diego and Tomás – were also footballers.[1]


Brown won a total of 21 titles during his career, 14 with Alumni, 1 with Quilmes and 6 with the Argentina national team.



1900, 1902, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1909, 1910, 1911
1907, 1908, 1909
1905, 1906



Argentina national team[edit]

1903, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909


  1. ^ a b Dan Brennan (15 November 2008). "Argentine football returns to roots of its Scottish founder". The Scotsman. Retrieved 4 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "The dynasty of Argentina's Brown brothers". IFFHS. Retrieved 4 July 2009. 

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