Jimmy Brown (footballer, born 1924)

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Jimmy Brown
Personal information
Full name James Brown[1]
Date of birth (1924-02-16)16 February 1924
Place of birth Cumnock, Scotland
Date of death 17 January 2002(2002-01-17) (aged 77)
Place of death New Cumnock, Scotland
Playing position Centre Forward
Youth career
Kello Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1947 Motherwell 18 (16)
1948 Chesterfield 5 (2)
1948–1949 Bradford City 20 (11)
1949–1950 Queen of the South 14 (1)
1950–1952 Carlisle United 15 (9)
Annan Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James Brown (16 February 1924 – 17 January 2002)[2] was a Scottish footballer who played as a centre forward for clubs in Scotland and England.

Brown was born in Cumnock. He was a prolific goal-scorer in a brief career following the Second World War, notably scoring 16 goals in just 18 games for Motherwell and being Bradford City's club top scorer in his one season at the club, in 1948–49, when he amassed 11 goals in 20 games. He also played for Chesterfield and the Queen of the South side of Billy Houliston, Roy Henderson, Jim Patterson and Dougie Sharpe. Brown then played for Carlisle United, before dropping down to the Carlisle and District League with Annan Athletic.


  1. ^ "Jimmy Brown". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 28 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Neil Brown profile