Joe Brown (footballer, born 1929)

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Joe Brown
Personal information
Full name Joseph Brown
Date of birth (1929-04-26)26 April 1929
Place of birth Cramlington, England
Date of death 30 October 2014(2014-10-30) (aged 85)
Place of death Burnley, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Left half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1952 Middlesbrough 11 (0)
1952–1954 Burnley 6 (0)
1954–1960 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 215 (5)
1960 Aldershot 5 (0)
Teams managed
1976–1977 Burnley
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Joseph Brown (26 April 1929 – 30 October 2014) was an English footballer and manager.



Brown started his career with First Division Middlesbrough, where he came through from the juniors team.[1] He joined Burnley in August 1952,[2] but his time at the club was restricted to just six appearances because of a serious back injury.[3] Picking up a slipped disc in his back at age seventeen, he recovered after the operation to salvage his playing career. He joined Bournemouth in June 1954, where he made a total of 215 appearances and 5 goals in the league.[2] He later moved onto Aldershot in July 1960.[2]


Brown re-joined Burnley as a coach in 1961 and was in charge of the Burnley team that won the FA Youth Cup in 1968. Almost two years later, he became first team coach when Jimmy Adamson took over as manager.[3] Brown became manager of Burnley in January 1976, but lost his job in February 1977.[3][4] Despite being offered another job at the club he decided to leave. He joined Manchester United where he worked with the youth set-up. He eventually retired and lived in the Burnley area.[3]

Managerial stats[edit]

As of 26 August 2007.[4]
Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
Burnley England 7 January 1976 20 February 1977 45 9 22 14 20.00

Personal life[edit]

Brown was born in Cramlington, England. He died on 30 October 2014 in Burnley following a long illness at the age of 85.[5]


  1. ^ "JOE BROWN". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 2007-08-27.
  2. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. The PFA Premier & Football League Player's Records 1946-2005. p. 86.
  3. ^ a b c d "Joe Brown – January 1976 to February 1977". Clarets MAD. Retrieved 2007-08-27.
  4. ^ a b "Joe Brown's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 August 2007.
  5. ^ "JOE BROWN - Claretsmad". Claretsmad. Retrieved 30 October 2014.