William Brown (footballer, born 1907)

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William Brown
Personal information
Full name William Brown
Date of birth (1907-02-27)27 February 1907
Place of birth Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England
Date of death 17 August 1976(1976-08-17) (aged 69)
Place of death City of London, England
Playing position Right back
Youth career
Bishop Auckland
Crook Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1927–1928 Huddersfield Town
1928–1935 Watford 220 (0)
1936–1939 Exeter City
1939 Darlington
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

William Brown (27 February 1907 – 17 August 1976) was an English professional association footballer and sprinter. He played as a right back for Football League clubs Huddersfield Town, Watford, Exeter City and Darlington, before his playing career was interrupted by the Second World War.[1] After its conclusion, Brown began coaching sports in the town of Apsley, becoming a football coach at nearby Hemel Hempstead Town in 1950. He continued living in Hertfordshire, and died in the City of London.[1]

As of 2010, Brown holds the dubious distinction of having played more first team games for Watford without scoring than any other outfield player.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Jones, Trefor (1996). The Watford Football Club Illustrated Who's Who. p. 48. ISBN 0-9527458-0-1.