Gordon Brown (rugby league)

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Gordon Brown
Personal information
Full name Gordon F. Brown
Born October→December 1930 (age 86–87)
Leeds district, England
Playing information
Position Stand-off/Five-eighth
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1950–60 Leeds ≥250 94 17 0 316
1960–≥62 Keighley
Total 94 17 0 316
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1954–55 Great Britain 6 7 0 0 21
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
19??–?? Keighley
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Gordon F. Brown (birth registered October→December 1930 (age 86–87)[1]) birth registered in Leeds district, is an English professional Rugby League World Cup winning footballer of the 1950s, and 1960s, and coach of the 1960s, playing at representative level for Great Britain, and at club level for Leeds, and Keighley, as a Stand-off/Five-eighth, i.e. number 6, and coaching at club level for Keighley.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Gordon Brown won caps for Great Britain while at Leeds in the 1954 Rugby League World Cup against Australia (2-tries), France (1-try), New Zealand (1-try), France (2-tries); and in 1955 against New Zealand (2 matches).[2]

Gordon Brown played Stand-off/Five-eighth in all four of Great Britain's 1954 Rugby League World Cup matches, including Great Britain’s 16-12 victory over France in the 1954 Rugby League World Cup Final at Parc des Princes, Paris on 13 November 1954.

Gordon Brown also represented Great Britain while at Leeds between 1952 and 1956 against France (1 non-Test match).[3]

Club career[edit]

Gordon Brown made his début for Leeds against Halifax at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 22 April 1950.[4]


  1. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Edgar, Harry (2007). Rugby League Journal Annual 2008 Page-110. Rugby League Journal Publishing. ISBN 0-9548355-3-0
  4. ^ Dalby, Ken (1955). The Headingley Story - 1890-1955 - Volume One - Rugby. The Leeds Cricket, Football & Athletic Co. Ltd ASIN: B0018JNGVM

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