Sandy Brown (footballer, born 1879)
|Full name||Alexander Brown|
|Date of birth||7 April 1879|
|Place of birth||Beith, Scotland|
|Date of death||6 March 1944(aged 64)|
|Place of death||New Zealand|
|1896–1899||Preston North End||63||(25)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Sandy Brown was a prolific scorer in Scottish youth football, and earnt his nickname as the "Glenbuck Goalgetter" as a 15-year-old playing for Glenbuck Athletic. Turning professional with St Bernard's two years later, he was soon induced across the border to English football with Preston North End. After three years, his career continued with Portsmouth, then Tottenham Hotspur.
During the 1900–01 season, Brown scored 15 goals during Tottenham's FA Cup run, including a goal in every round, which resulted in the club becoming the only non-League team to win the Cup. Brown scored both of Tottenham's goals in the first Final against Sheffield United, a 2–2 draw; in the replayed match Brown scored another as Spurs beat United 3–1 to win the Cup. In total, during his brief spell at Tottenham, Brown scored 45 goals in just 57 games. A spell back at Portsmouth and a time at Middlesbrough followed before Brown settled at Luton Town in 1905. After 33 goals in 69 league games, Brown left for Kettering Town before returning to Scotland with first Nithsdale Wanderers, then Ayr United.
- Sandy Brown at the Scottish Football Association
- Before Shankly: Sandy Brown, Glenbuck's first Scotland internationalist http://www.scottishsporthistory.com/sports-history-news-and-blog/before-shankly-sandy-brown-glenbucks-first-internationalist
- This day in 1879, Sandy Brown http://www.thfclatest.com/2014/04/07/this-day-in-1879/