Laurie Brown (footballer)
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|Full name||Laurence Brown|
|Date of birth||22 August 1937|
|Place of birth||Shildon, England|
|Date of death||30 September 1998(aged 61)|
|Place of death||England|
|Playing position||Striker, Centre half|
|1968–1970||Bradford Park Avenue||36||(1)|
|1968–1969||Bradford Park Avenue (player)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Laurence ("Laurie") Brown (22 August 1937 – 30 September 1998) was an English former football player and manager.
Brown played 109 times for Arsenal between 1961 and 1964. In February 1964 he was the subject of a controversial ₤40,000 move to North London rivals Tottenham. While Arsenal had used him as a central defender (centre-half), at Tottenham he was played in attack, replacing centre forward Bobby Smith. The gamble did not pay off, and Brown was dropped after nine matches. The following season, he re-appeared at centre half, where he remained until Tottenham bought Mike England to replace him. Soon after, Laurie Brown joined Norwich City.
Later life and death
Brown died in September 1998.
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the last Highbury player for whom their rivals paid a fee was Laurie Brown, a ₤40,000 buy in 1965.
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