Sidney Brown (footballer)

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Sidney Brown
Personal information
Place of birth Brierley Hill, England[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1923–1927 Port Vale 16 (0)
1927 Gillingham 8 (0)
West Bromwich Albion
Congleton Town
Dudley Town
Total 24+ (0+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Sidney Brown was an English footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Port Vale, Gillingham, West Bromwich Albion, Congleton Town, and Dudley Town.

Playing career[edit]

Brown joined Port Vale in November 1923, making his debut in a 5–1 FA Cup qualifier defeat to Wrexham at the Racecourse Ground on 1 December.[2] He went on to play eight Second Division games in the 1923–24 season, but remained as Tommy Lonsdale's understudy.[2] New signing Tom Fern then took the number one jersey at The Old Recreation Ground, and Brown was limited to four games in the 1924–25 and 1925–26 campaigns, before he was released at the end of the 1926–27 season.[2] He moved on to Gillingham, West Bromwich Albion, Congleton Town and Dudley Town.[2]

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Sidney Brown profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1923–24 Second Division 8 0 1 0 9 0
1924–25 Second Division 4 0 0 0 4 0
1925–26 Second Division 4 0 0 0 4 0
Total 16 0 1 0 17 0
Gillingham 1927–28 Third Division South 8 0 0 0 8 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Triggs, Roger (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. p. 12. ISBN 0-7524-2243-X. 
  2. ^ a b c d Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 46. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.