Player #74

Appearances:

55

Starts:

55

Goals:

4

Seasons:

3

James Brown
James Brown

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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James Brown

Position

Midfielder

From

1890-91

To

1892-93

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James Brown

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

22
23
24

Division

FL
FL
D1

Appearances

55
17
19
19

Starts

55
17
19
19

Substitute

0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0

Goals

4
1
2
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

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James Richard Brown

Birth Date

June 1868

Birth Place

Renton, West Dunbartonshire

Birth Country

Scotland

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Renton

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

Renton Union |
Renton Thistle |
Renton |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Leicester Fosse

For

Free

On

1893

Subsequent Clubs

Leicester Fosse |

James Brown
James Brown

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Villa Career

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

1890-93 Free, 55 | 4 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 25 October 1890

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 25 October 1890

Derby County (h), Football League

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 22 November 1890

Final Appearance

Saturday, 21 January 1893

Darwen (a), FA Cup

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 21 January 1893

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

1 January 1924, Aged 55

James Brown

Player #74 for Aston Villa, James Richard Brown, known as James Brown played as a midfielder for the club.

James represented Villa between 1890-91 and 1892-93.

James was born in Renton, Scotland in June 1868 and made his debut as a 22 year old on 25th October 1890.

Villa had signed James from Renton FC and he went on to represent the club on 55 occasions scoring 4 goals.

James was brought to the club alongside fellow Rentonian George Campbell and they had remarkably similar Villa careers, debuting in the same game, scoring their first goals in the same game, making 50+ appearances and both leaving at the tail end of the 1892-93 season.

James proved a regular starter for Villa as the helped the club to one Top 10 and two Top 5 finishes as well as appearing once in the run to the 1891-92 FA Cup final.

James’ final game came as a 24 year old on 21st January 1893, after which James moved on to Leicester Fosse.

James played under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

James passed away in Leicester in 1924 aged just 55.