Fred Brown (footballer)

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Fred Brown
Personal information
Full name Frederick Brown
Date of birth 28 June 1895
Place of birth Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England
Date of death 6 November 1960(1960-11-06) (aged 65)
Place of death Gainsborough, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1913–1919 Gainsborough Trinity
1919–1923 Sheffield United 38 (8)
1923–1924 Brighton & Hove Albion 19 (3)
1924–1927 Gillingham 95 (26)
1927–1928 Gainsborough Trinity
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:47, 21 November 2007 (UTC).

Frederick "Fred" Brown (28 June 1895 – 6 November 1960) was an English professional footballer who played as an inside forward. His clubs included Sheffield United, Brighton & Hove Albion and Gillingham.[1]


The younger brother of former Sheffield United and England striker Arthur Brown[2] Fred started his career with his hometown club of Gainsborough Trinity. During the war he would regularly guest for Sheffield United as he had taken up a job in a munitions factory in the city.[2] After a spell in the army he joined the Blades on a full-time basis after the end of World War I where he played for four seasons. Never a regular first choice he made only 44 appearances for the club before moving to Brighton & Hove Albion and Gillingham.[2]


  1. ^ Triggs, Roger (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. p. 12. ISBN 0-7524-2243-X. 
  2. ^ a b c Denis Clarebrough & Andrew Kirkham (2008). Sheffield United Who's Who. Hallamshire Press. pp. 68–69. ISBN 978-1-874718-69-7.