Vin Brown

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Vin Brown
Vin Brown 1945.jpg
Brown in 1945
Personal information
Full name Edward Vincent Brown
Date of birth 5 February 1922
Place of birth Warragul, Victoria
Date of death 11 May 1989(1989-05-11) (aged 67)
Original team(s) Thornbury CYMS
Debut Round 4, 1941, Carlton
vs. North Melbourne, at Arden Street
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1941–1948 Carlton 117 (4)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1948.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Edward Vincent Brown (5 February 1922 – 11 May 1989) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Carlton in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1940s.

Brown possessed exceptional pace, he was a Stawell Gift finalist, and was used on the wing when he started out at Carlton during the 1941 VFL season. In his second season Brown began playing as a key defender to fill the gap left by players who were serving in the war and was full-back in Carlton's 1945 premiership side, where he stood South Melbourne's star forward Laurie Nash.

Brown was a half back flanker in Carlton's next premiership, playing most of the Grand Final on Essendon's leading player Dick Reynolds. A twisted ankle sustained in the 1948 VFL season prompted Brown to announce his retirement.

His father Ted Brown was also a dual premiership player at Carlton, only Sergio and Stephen Silvagni have repeated this feat for the club. He also had a younger brother John who played for Carlton.

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