Oliver Brown (footballer)

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Oliver Brown
Personal information
Full name Oliver Maurice Brown
Date of birth (1908-10-10)10 October 1908
Place of birth Burton upon Trent, England
Date of death 1953 (aged 44–45)
Place of death London, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Trent Villa
Robirth Athletic
Burton Town
1930–1931 Nottingham Forest 9 (6)
1931–1933 Norwich City 51 (33)
1933 West Ham United 0 (0)
1933–1937 Brighton & Hove Albion 58 (38)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Oliver Maurice Brown (10 October 1908 – 1953), also known as Buster Brown,[1] was an English professional footballer who scored 77 goals from 118 appearances in the Football League playing as a centre forward for Nottingham Forest, Norwich City and Brighton & Hove Albion.[2] He was Brighton's top scorer in the 1933–34 and 1934–35 seasons with, respectively, 15 and 26 goals in all competitions.[3]

Brown was born in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, and died in London. His younger brother Ambrose was also a professional footballer who played League football for Chesterfield, Portsmouth and Wrexham.[1][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Carder, Tim; Harris, Roger (1997). Albion A–Z: A Who's Who of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Hove: Goldstone Books. p. 37. ISBN 0-9521337-1-7. 
  2. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 39. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  3. ^ Carden & Harris, p. 338.
  4. ^ Joyce, p. 38.