Bill Brown (footballer, born 1943)

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Bill Brown
Personal information
Full name William Frederick Thomas Brown[1]
Date of birth (1943-02-07) 7 February 1943 (age 75)
Place of birth Croydon, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1961 Southampton 0 (0)
1961–1962 Charlton Athletic 0 (0)
1962–1964 Romford 80 (29)
1964–1965 Chelmsford City
1965–1966 Bedford Town 35 (13)
1966–1968 Gillingham 105 (33)
1968–1969 Portsmouth 8 (2)
1969 Brentford 4 (0)
1969–1970 Margate
1970 Bedford Town 8 (1)
Dunstable Town
Ford United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

William Frederick Thomas Brown (born 7 February 1943) is an English former professional football forward.[2] His clubs included Portsmouth, Brentford and Gillingham, for whom he made over 100 Football League appearances.[1] Either side of his spell in the Football League, Brown had a long career in non-league football.[1]

Personal life

As of October 1969, Brown was running his own haulage business.[3] As of 2014, he was living in Essex.[3]

Career statistics

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bedford Town 1965–66[4] Southern League Premier Division 35 13 6 1 11[a] 3 42 17
Gillingham 1965–66[5] Third Division 24 10 24 10
1966–67[5] 41 9 2 0 5 1 48 10
1967–68[5] 40 14 1 0 3 0 44 14
Total 105 33 3 0 8 1 116 34
Portsmouth 1968–69[6] Second Division 8 2 0 0 1 0 9 2
Brentford 1969–70[7] Fourth Division 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Bedford Town 1969–70[8] Southern League First Division 8 1 5[b] 0 13 1
Bedford Town total 43 14 6 1 16 3 55 18
Career total 160 49 9 1 9 0 16 3 194 53
  1. ^ 6 appearances and 3 goals in Eastern Professional Floodlit Competition, 4 appearances in Southern League Cup, 1 appearance in Huntingdonshire Premier Cup.
  2. ^ 3 appearances in Eastern Professional Floodlit Competition, 2 appearances in Southern League Cup.

References

  1. ^ a b c "Barry Hugman's Footballers – Billy Brown". hugmansfootballers.com. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Triggs, Roger (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. p. 68. ISBN 0-7524-2243-X. 
  3. ^ a b Trice, Jeff. "Bill Brown". www.margatefootballclubhistory.com. Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "1965/6 Results and teams – bedfordoldeagles". sites.google.com. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c "Gillingham FC Career Details". Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "PompeyRama – William Brown". Retrieved 19 April 2018. 
  7. ^ White, Eric, ed. (1989). 100 Years Of Brentford. Brentford FC. p. 390. ISBN 0951526200. 
  8. ^ "Teams 69.70.xlsx". docs.google.com. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 


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