George Brown (footballer, born 1903)

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Bomber Brown
Personal information
Date of birth (1903-06-22)22 June 1903
Place of birth Mickley, England
Date of death 10 June 1948(1948-06-10) (aged 44)
Place of death Birmingham, England
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Mickley Colliery
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1921–1929 Huddersfield Town 213 (142)
1929–1934 Aston Villa 116 (79)
1934–1935 Burnley 35 (24)
1935–1936 Leeds United 37 (19)
1936–1938 Darlington 44 (12)
Total 445 (276)
National team
1926–1932 England 9 (5)
The Football League XI 1
Teams managed
1936–1938 Darlington (player)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

George Brown (22 June 1903 – 10 June 1948), nicknamed Bomber, was an English professional footballer and football manager, who played most of his career with Huddersfield Town.

Playing career

A centre-forward, he was the highest ever goal-scorer for Huddersfield Town with 159 goals; 142 in the League in 213 appearances and 17 from 16 outings in the FA Cup. Signed straight from his pit team at Mickley in May 1921, he was eventually sold to Aston Villa in August 1929 for £5,000.

During his career he scored 273 goals in 440 games, between 1921 and 1938, after which he retired to run a pub. He gained 9 full England caps and represented the Football League once.


As a player

Huddersfield Town

Managerial statistics

Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
Darlington England October 1936 October 1938 90 23 45 22 25.6

External links

  • George Brown at Soccerbase
  • George Brown management career statistics at Soccerbase
  • Aston Villa profile
  • Profile on
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