William Davie Brown

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William Davie Brown
Birth nameWilliam Davie Brown
Date of birth(1852-05-29)29 May 1852
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
Date of death(1876-03-24)24 March 1876
Place of deathBlantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Glasgow Academicals ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Glasgow District ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1871-75 Scotland 5 (0)

William Davie Brown (29 May 1852 – 24 March 1876) was a Scottish international rugby union player. He played as a full back.[1]

He played for Glasgow Academicals, one of the top teams in Scotland at the time.

He was called up to the Glasgow District side for the world's very first provincial rugby match on 23 November 1872.[2] He went on to captain the side in the match against Edinburgh District on 5 December 1874.[3]

He was called up to the Scotland squad for the world's very first international rugby match in 1871. He represented Scotland 5 times in total.


  1. ^ "William Brown - Rugby Union - Players and Officials - ESPN Scrum". ESPN scrum.
  2. ^ "The Glasgow Herald - Google News Archive Search".
  3. ^ "The Glasgow Herald - Google News Archive Search".