Bob Brown (footballer, born 1870)

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Robert 'Bob' Brown (August 1870 – c. post-1901) was a Scottish professional football player whose career included periods at Sheffield Wednesday and Bolton Wanderers.


Brown was born in Cambuslang, Scotland, in August 1870. He died after 1901.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Bob left his local club to travel to England to play for Sheffield Wednesday before the club gained admission to the Football League in 1892, making a name for himself when scoring in a 4-1 defeat of League side Bolton Wanderers in the F A cup earlier that year.[2] He went on to make forty-five appearances in Wednesday's first two League seasons and after a brief spell back in his native Scotland with Third Lanark, he then joined Bolton Wanderers in 1895, making one hundred and twenty-one appearances, ninety-four of them in the top flight. Brown also briefly had a loan spell at Burnley in 1896, making four appearances but was unable to save them from relegation. He retired in 1901.[3]


  1. ^ "Bob Brown - Walking Down the Manny Road". 5 May 2007. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 11 August 2007. 
  2. ^ Giant Killers 1892
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