James Brown (footballer, born 1862)

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James Brown
Personal information
Date of birth 31 July 1862
Place of birth Blackburn, England
Date of death 4 July 1922(1922-07-04) (aged 59)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1881–1889 Blackburn Rovers 4 (0)
National team
1881–1885 England 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
The Blackburn Rovers team which won the FA Cup in 1884. Brown (front row, centre) holds the trophy.

James Brown (31 July 1862 – 4 July 1922[1]) was an English association football player of the Victorian era. Born in Blackburn, he played for Blackburn Rovers and was part of the team that won the FA Cup in three successive seasons between 1884 and 1886 (captaining the side in 1885 and 1886[2]), as well as appearing on the side which lost in 1882. He scored goals in both the 1885 and 1886 cup finals.[3]

Brown was capped on five occasions by the England national team. His debut was against Wales on 26 February 1881. He was 18 years and 210 days old making him the 10th youngest player for England of all time.[4] He scored his first goal against Ireland on 18 February 1882. His last cap was versus Scotland on 21 March 1885. He scored three goals in total for England.[5]


  1. ^ "England's Players - Bach to Byrne". England Football Online. Retrieved 28 October 2008. 
  2. ^ Collett, Mike (1993). The Guinness Record of the FA Cup. Guinness. ISBN 0-85112-538-7. 
  3. ^ Barnes, Stuart (2008). Nationwide Football Annual 2008–2009. SportsBooks Ltd. pp. 134–135. ISBN 1-899807-72-1. 
  4. ^ Home of football statistics and History www.11v11.com
  5. ^ "Jimmy Brown". England internationals player database. englandstats.com. Retrieved 3 June 2011.