Player #334

Appearances:

127

Starts:

127

Goals:

89

Seasons:

6

George Brown
George Brown

Source: Football card #14 George Brown issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the Footballers In Action 1919-39 series, sixth series.

press to zoom
George Brown
George Brown

Source: Football card #14 George Brown issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the Footballers In Action 1919-39 series, sixth series.

press to zoom
1/1

George Brown

Position

Forward

From

1929-30

To

1934-35

IMAGE CREDIT

George Brown

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

26
27
28
29
30
31

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

127
45
17
17
41
6
1

Starts

127
45
17
17
41
6
1

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

89
36
6
12
35
0
0

*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

George Brown

Birth Date

Monday, 22 June 1903

Birth Place

Mickley, Northumberland

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Huddersfield Town

From

For

£5,000

On

August 1929

Previous Clubs

Mickley Juniors |
Mickley Colliery |
1921-29 Huddersfield Town |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Burnley

For

£1,400

On

1934

Subsequent Clubs

1934-35 Burnley |
1935-36 Leeds United |
1936-38 Darlington FC |

George Brown
George Brown

Source: Football card #14 George Brown issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the Footballers In Action 1919-39 series, sixth series.

press to zoom
George Brown
George Brown

Source: Football card #14 George Brown issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the Footballers In Action 1919-39 series, sixth series.

press to zoom
1/1

Villa Career

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

1929-34 Aston Villa, £5k, 127 | 89 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Billy Smith led Management Committee |
Jimmy McMullan |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 31 August 1929

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 31 August 1929

Birmingham City (h), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Monday, 9 September 1929

Final Appearance

Saturday, 8 September 1934

Leicester City (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 8 September 1934

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

England

Died

10 June 1948, Aged 45

George Brown

Player #334 for Aston Villa, George Brown, nicknamed Bomber, played as a centre forward for the club.

George played for Villa between 1929-30 and 1934–35 making 127 appearances and scoring 89 goals.

George was born in Mickley, Northumberland on 22 June 1903 and made his debut appearance for Villa on the 31 August 1929 aged 26.

Villa had signed George from Huddersfield Town earlier in August 1929 for a fee of £5,000.

George immediately flourished in the claret and blue of Villa, scoring 36 goals in his first season to not only finish top scorer but also to make the most appearances - 45 in a 46 game season.

Although 1929-30 was George’s most prolific season he continued to enjoy plundering the opponents’ goal throughout his Villa career - scoring five in one game against Leicester in January 1932.

At the start of the following season, 1932-33, George hit 11 goals in the first seven games, helping Villa finish runners up in the First Division once again.

In total during five years with Villa George scored 89 goals in 127 appearances, twice finishing runners up in the First Division.

George played his final game for Villa on 8 September 1934 aged 31 before moving on to Burnley in return for a fee of £1,400.

George had played under the Billy Smith led Management Committee and Villa’s first manager proper, Jimmy McMullan.

George passed away in Birmingham on 10 June 1948 aged just 45.