Player #546

Appearances:

87

Starts:

84

Goals:

1

Seasons:

7

Jimmy Brown
Jimmy Brown

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Jimmy Brown

Position

Midfielder

From

1969-70

To

1975-76

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Jimmy Brown

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Seasons

Age*

15
16
17
18
19
20
21

Division

D2
D3
D3
D2
D2
D2
D1

Appearances

87
7
14
9
18
26
13
0

Starts

84
7
14
8
18
26
11
0

Substitute

3
0
0
1
0
0
2
0

Unused

32
7
11
7
3
0
4
0

Goals

1
0
0
0
1
0
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

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James Keith Brown

Birth Date

Saturday, 3 October 1953

Birth Place

Musselburgh, East Lothian

Birth Country

Scotland

Villa Youth

Aston Villa Youth |

From

Transfer in

Midlothian Boys

From

For

Free

On

Wednesday, 1 October 1969

Previous Clubs

Youth Team

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Preston North End

For

Free

On

October 1975

Subsequent Clubs

1975-78 Preston North End |
1978-80 Ethnikos Piraeus 1923 FC, Greece |
1980 Portsmouth |
1980-81 Hibernian |
1981 Worcester City |

Jimmy Brown
Jimmy Brown

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Villa Career

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

1969-74 Yth, 87 | 84 (3) | 1 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Vic Crowe |
Ron Saunders |

First Squad Appearance

Wednesday, 17 September 1969

Debut Appearance

Wednesday, 17 September 1969

Bolton Wanderers (a), Division Two

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 20 January 1973

Final Appearance

Saturday, 28 December 1974

Cardiff City (a), Division Two

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 15 February 1975

Honours

1971-72 Third Division Champions |
1974-75 League Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Jimmy Brown

Player #546 for Aston Villa, James Keith Brown known as Jimmy Brown played as a midfielder for the club between 1969-70 and 1974-75 making 87 appearances and scoring once.

Jimmy was born in Musselburgh on 3 October 1953 and he made his debut appearance for Villa on Wednesday, 17 September 1969 aged 15. In doing so Jimmy became Villa’s youngest player (15 years, 349 days) to play for the first team.

In fact Jimmy has yet to sign professional forms with Villa - something he would finally do in October 1970 having signed for the club from Midlothian Boys a year previously.

Jimmy’s early debut promised much and the clamour for his first team opportunities grew when he became part of the side to win the FA Youth Cup 1972 with the club.

However despite 7 starts under Tommy Docherty, Jimmy got no game time under new boss Vic Crowe.

1970-71 and with Villa in the third tier Jimmy was given his first start by Vic Crowe after 4 unused substitute appearances on Saturday, 12 September 1970 and that led to a run of 8 starts in 15 games through to November 1970. Thereafter however he made a single appearance to the end of the campaign as Villa finished in their lowest ever position in League football.

Jimmy would not get another chance for over 12 months and would again have a run of 8 starts plus one substitute appearance in 12 games before again being out of the reckoning for the rest of the season as Villa clinched the Championship and promotion back to the second tier.

1972-73 and the second tier would give Jimmy and Villa a new lease of life and though he didn’t play for over 12 months again he embarked on his best run in the side - 17 consecutive starts to the end of the campaign.

The beginning of the 1973-74 season saw Brown still in the line up and as such he increased his consecutive starts to 38 before once again barely featuring for the rest of the campaign.

Following Vic Crowe’s departure and the arrival of Ron Saunders as Villa boss for 1974-75, Brown made just 9 appearances, 2 as substitute before making his final appearance for Villa on Saturday, 28 December 1974 still aged just 21 and he moved on to Preston North End in October 1975 aged 22 with the promise unfulfilled.