Jimmy Brown (footballer, born 1953)

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Jimmy Brown
Personal information
Full name James Keith Brown
Date of birth (1953-10-03) 3 October 1953 (age 63)
Place of birth Bothwell, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1975 Aston Villa 75 (1)
1975–1978 Preston North End 64 (3)
1978–1980 Ethnikos 23 (0)
1980 Portsmouth 5 (0)
1980–1981 Hibernian 15 (1)
1981– Worcester City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James "Jimmy" Keith Brown (born 3 October 1953) is a Scottish former football player.[1]

Brown was signed from Midlothian boys by English football club Aston Villa in May 1969. He was Aston Villa's youngest ever player to play in a first team game at 15 years 349 days. He signed professional in 1970. He played in 75 League matches for Villa scoring 1 goal. He also played in 12 Cup games. Brown won the FA Youth Cup with Villa in 1972 before being sold to Preston North End in October 1975.[2]

Brown left Preston in 1978, and signed for Greek club Ethnikos.[3] He returned to English football two years later with Portsmouth, and ended his senior career after a season with Scottish club Hibernian.


  1. ^ "Jimmy Brown". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Jimmy Brown AVFC stats". Jörn Mårtensson. Retrieved 26 August 2007. 
  3. ^ Greece 1978/79, RSSSF.

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