Bremner Gordon Image 1 Motherwell 1948

Bremner Gordon Image 1 Motherwell 1948


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Cathcart, Glasgow born inside right Gordon Bremner began his football career with Cartha Athletic from where he was signed by First Division club Arsenal in March 1937, where he started out in the Football Combination, scoring 15 times in 43 appearances for Arsenal’s reserves and making his Football League debut at Leeds United in April 1938, scoring the only goal of the match, also playing in the last match of the season, a 5-0 win over Bolton Wanderers at Highbury as Arsenal won the League Championship. He had scored 3 more goals in 14 more appearances before the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939 forced the abandonment of peacetime football and made 22 appearances for The Gunners during wartime football.

In April and October 1942 he played twice in unofficial wartime internationals for Scotland against England and also scored representing The Scottish League in a wartime inter League representative match against The Football League at Bloomfield Road in October 1941.

Bremner also featured in ‘The Arsenal Stadium Mystery’, the 1939 murder mystery film set at Highbury, and after the War he was sold to Motherwell for £2,750 in January 1946 after his demobilisation from the Army. He went on to score 20 goals in 122 appearances for The ‘Well before retiring in 1951.

His older brother Hutton Bremner was a Scottish Amateur international who played for Queen’s Park, Motherwell, Aberdeen and Hamilton Academical.

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