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Chelsea FC Player Profile: John Brown

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Full Name: John Brown

Born: Saturday, 15th October 1887
Place of Birth: Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Height: 5' 11"
Died: Monday, 6th December 1943

Alexander removed as middle name. Marriage whilst at Celtic (occupation stated as pro footballer) led to correct birthplace (Clackmannan NOT Dysart). Spouse name led to death certificate/funeral info in Dundee.

Playing Career:

Alloa Athletic
--->Chelsea (L) (Dec 1912 to Feb 1913)
Chelsea (Feb 1913 to Sep 1915) - cost: unknown - Retired

* (L) = On Loan
* Retired = Retired from playing at the end of Chelsea contract, or for reason stated

Chelsea Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 1st March 1913, Chelsea 2 - 1 Manchester City

Age on debut: 25 years 4 months 14 days

Last Appearance: Wednesday, 17th March 1915, Newcastle United 2 - 0 Chelsea


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1912 / 13 11000011
1913 / 14 300003
1914 / 15 200002


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1912 / 13 300003
1914 / 15 100001

* oth = other competitive matches such as Full Members Cup, Charity/Community Shield, Fifa World Club Cup.
Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. John Brown made 16 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League1st Mar 1913Chelsea21Manchester City35,000 match won
League8th Mar 1913West Bromwich Albion01Chelsea16,293 match won scored 1 goal
League15th Mar 1913Chelsea13Everton45,000 match lost
League21st Mar 1913Chelsea12Aston Villa65,000 match lost
League22nd Mar 1913The Wednesday32Chelsea8,000 match lost scored 1 goal
League24th Mar 1913Liverpool12Chelsea25,000 match won scored 1 goal
League29th Mar 1913Chelsea16Blackburn Rovers30,000 match lost
League5th Apr 1913Derby County31Chelsea10,000 match lost
League12th Apr 1913Chelsea10Tottenham Hotspur50,000 match won
League19th Apr 1913Middlesbrough03Chelsea8,000 match won
League26th Apr 1913Chelsea52Notts County20,000 match won
League6th Sep 1913Chelsea13Tottenham Hotspur61,500 match lost
League8th Sep 1913Chelsea11West Bromwich Albion21,000 match drawn
League13th Sep 1913Oldham Athletic32Chelsea20,000 match lost
League6th Feb 1915Chelsea31Aston Villa15,000 match won scored 1 goal
League17th Mar 1915Newcastle United20Chelsea5,000 match lost
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Chelsea FC Player John Brown

Games Won: 7
Win Percentage: 43.75%
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea career of 16 appearances, John Brown played alongside the following 27 players (number of appearances together in brackets)

Lawrence Abram (1)
Wally Bettridge (13)
David Calderhead (Jnr) (3)
Jack Cameron (1)
Bill Cartwright (1)
Jimmy Croal (1)
Sam Downing (8)
Harry Ford (16)
Charlie Freeman (14)
Harold Halse (4)
Jack Harrow (2)
George Hunter (13)
Tommy Logan (4)
Alexander MacFarlane (1)
Owen Marshall (2)
Bobby McNeil (1)
James Molyneux (13)
Alec Ormiston (3)
Jimmy Sharp (13)
William Steer (2)
Frederick Taylor (14)
Bob Thomson (2)
James Turnbull (9)
Andy Walker (2)
Jack Whitley (3)
Bob Whittingham (7)
Vivian Woodward (7)