Tommy Brown (footballer, born 1921)


Thomas Law Brown (17 April 1921 – 1966) was a Scottish footballer who played for clubs including Heart of Midlothian, Millwall,[3] Charlton Athletic[4] and Leyton Orient, as a wing half. In a career interrupted by World War II, he had been selected for the Scottish League XI within his first season as a professional at Hearts aged 17,[5] and played for Scotland in three unofficial wartime international matches, two of them while still a teenager.[6] After the war, he moved to English football, playing only for clubs in east London.

Tommy Brown
Personal information
Full name Thomas Law Brown
Date of birth 17 April 1921[1]
Place of birth Glenbuck, Scotland
Date of death 1966 (aged 4445)
Place of death Edinburgh, Scotland
Position(s) Wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1936–1938[2] Cambuslang Rangers
1938–1942 Heart of Midlothian 29 (1)
1945–1968 Millwall 69 (7)
1948–1950 Charlton Athletic 34 (1)
1950–1953 Leyton Orient 98 (5)
Dartford
National team
1939 Scottish League XI 1 (0)
1939–1941 Scotland (wartime) 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He was born in the small Ayrshire mining community of Glenbuck which produced several professional footballers, among them a pair of brothers with the same surname and even including another Tommy Brown; however, it is believed he was not directly related to them.[7]

References


  1. "[Hearts player] Tommy Brown". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  2. McGlone, David; McLure, Bill (1987). The Juniors - 100 Years. A Centenary History of Scottish Junior Football. Mainstream. p. 218. ISBN 1-85158-060-3.
  3. A-Z of Millwall players | A-D, The Millwall History Files
  4. Tommy Brown, 11v11.com
  5. "[SFL player] Thomas Brown". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  6. "[Scotland player] Thomas Brown". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  7. The Cherrypickers – Glenbuck nursery of footballers, 1951 via ScottishLeague.net