Player #410

Appearances:

31

Starts:

31

Goals:

9

Seasons:

2

Albert J Brown
Albert J Brown

Source: Football card #7 Albert Brown issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the Football Forgotten Caps of WW2 series, first series.

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Albert J Brown
Albert J Brown

Source: Football card #7 Albert Brown issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the Football Forgotten Caps of WW2 series, first series.

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Albert J Brown

Position

Forward

From

1947-48

To

1948-49

IMAGE CREDIT

Albert J Brown

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

31
32

Division

D1
D1

Appearances

31
24
7

Starts

31
24
7

Substitute

0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0

Goals

9
8
1

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Robert Albert John Brown

Birth Date

Sunday, 7 November 1915

Birth Place

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Nottingham Forest

From

For

£10,000

On

October 1947

Previous Clubs

Gorleston Town |
1934-46 Charlton Athletic |
1946-47 Nottingham Forest |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Gorleston Town

For

Free

On

June 1949

Subsequent Clubs

Gorleston Town |

Albert J Brown
Albert J Brown

Source: Football card #7 Albert Brown issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the Football Forgotten Caps of WW2 series, first series.

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Albert J Brown
Albert J Brown

Source: Football card #7 Albert Brown issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the Football Forgotten Caps of WW2 series, first series.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1947-49 Aston Villa, £10k, 31 | 9 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Alex Massie |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 18 October 1947

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 18 October 1947

Sheffield United (h), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 1 November 1947

Final Appearance

Saturday, 9 October 1948

Portsmouth (h), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 9 October 1948

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

(5ft 7in) 1.70 m

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

27 December 2008, Aged 93

Albert J Brown

Player #410 for Aston Villa, Robert Albert John Brown, known as Albert Brown, and nicknamed Sailor, played as an inside forward for the club. Albert played for Villa in 1947-48 and 1948-49 making 31 appearances and scoring 9 goals.

Albert was born in Great Yarmouth on 7 November 1915 and made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 18 October 1947 at the age of 31.

Albert started his football career with Charlton as a scheming inside forward, rising to sufficient prominence to represent the FA in their tour of South Africa in 1939 and to win full England recognition. Albert moved onto Forest where he was appointed captain and proved to be their leading goalscorer, he moved to Villa in October 1947 and brought his form with him for a fee of £10,000, fitting into the side as a constructive player with first rate ball control and plenty of dash with an aptness for taking chances that fell to him.

Despite the transfer fee paid - then the club’s record highest fee paid - Albert was only a prominent member of the Villa first team in his debut season with 8 goals in 23 appearances. The following season he made just 7 appearances, playing his final game on Saturday, 9 October 1948 before moving on to Gorleston as their player-manager.

Albert did return to Villa however, acting as a Villa scout from 1956-58.

Albert had played under manager Alex Massie.

Albert passed away in Forres, Scotland on 27 December 2008 aged 93.