Brown Jimmy Image 1 Blackburn Rovers 1884

Brown Jimmy Image 1 Blackburn Rovers 1884


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Born in Blackburn, he played for Mintholme College and the Blackburn Law Club before joining Blackburn Rovers in August 1879, and he was part of the team that won the FA Cup in three successive seasons between 1884 and 1886 (captaining the side in 1885 and 1886), as well as appearing on the side which lost in 1882. He scored goals in both the 1885 and 1886 Cup finals. He continued to play for Rovers until 1889 playing 4 times in their inaugural 1888-89 Football League season.

Brown was capped on five occasions by the England national team. His debut was against Wales on 26th February 1881. He was 18 years and 210 days old making him the 10th youngest player for England of all time. He scored his first goal against Ireland on 18th February 1882. His last cap was versus Scotland on 21st March 1885. He scored three goals in total for England.


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