Player #494

Appearances:

1

Starts:

1

Goals:

0

Seasons:

1

Ralph Brown
Ralph Brown

Source: Notts County Official Programme, 23 August 1962.

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Ralph Brown
Ralph Brown

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Ralph Brown

Position

Forward

From

1961-62

To

1961-62

IMAGE CREDIT

Ralph Brown

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

17

Division

D1

Appearances

1
1

Starts

1
1

Substitute

0
0

Unused

0
0

Goals

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

Ralph Brown

Birth Date

Saturday, 26 February 1944

Birth Place

Ilkeston, Derbyshire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Derby County

From

For

Free

On

February 1961

Previous Clubs

Ilkeston Boys |
Derby County |
Youth Team |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Notts County

For

Free

On

May 1962

Subsequent Clubs

1962-63 Notts County |
1963 Nuneaton Borough |
1964 Ilkeston Town |

Ralph Brown
Ralph Brown

Source: Notts County Official Programme, 23 August 1962.

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Ralph Brown
Ralph Brown

Source: Notts County Official Programme, 23 August 1962.

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Villa Career

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

1961-62 Aston Villa, Free, 1 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Joe Mercer |

First Squad Appearance

Tuesday, 22 August 1961

Debut Appearance

Tuesday, 22 August 1961

Rotherham United (a), League Cup Final

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Tuesday, 22 August 1961

Rotherham United (a), League Cup Final

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Tuesday, 22 August 1961

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Ralph Brown

Player #494 for Aston Villa, Ralph Brown, played as a forward for the club.

Ralph played for Villa in 1961-62 making a single appearance.

Ralph was born in Ilkeston on 26 February 1944 and made his sole appearance for Villa on Tuesday, 22 August 1961 aged just 17.

Ralph’s only game for Villa must rank as one of the most bizarre of debuts - appearing in the Final of the 1960-61 Football League Cup Final which was played in the 1961-62 season due to fixture congestion.

In other words Ralph Brown made his one appearance in the final of a major cup competition in the year following its scheduled running and so ‘won’ a trophy that is recorded as having happened before he made his debut.

Villa had signed Ralph from Derby County Juniors and he was to move on to Notts County in May 1962.