Robert Brown (footballer, born 1850)

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Robert Brown
Personal information
Full name Robert Brown
Date of birth c. 1850
Playing position Outside Right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1878–1885 Dumbarton[1]
National team
1884 Scotland[2] 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert 'Sparrow' Brown (born c. 1850 in Dumbarton) was a Scottish footballer, who played for Dumbarton and Scotland.



- Scottish Cup: Winners 1882–83 - Runners Up 1880–81;1881–82
- Dumbartonshire Cup: Winners 1884–85
- Glasgow Charity Cup; Runners Up 1881–82;1884–85
- 2 caps for Scotland in the 1883-84 season
- 3 representative caps for Dumbartonshire, scoring one goal
- 3 representative caps for Scotch Counties, scoring two goals.


  1. ^ McAllister, Jim (2002). The Sons of the Rock - The Official History of Dumbarton Football Club. Dumbarton: J&J Robertson Printers. 
  2. ^ Smith, Paul (2013). Scotland Who's Who. Pitch Publishing. ISBN 9781909178847. 
  3. ^ Litster, John. Record of Pre-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications. 

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