Robert Brown
Robert Brown
A. Player

probably born in Scotland

Robert Brown was probably born in Scotland, although his place and date of birth remain unknown to us. *

The midfielder first appeared for Thistle in August, 1887.

He made his first known appearance on Saturday, 13th August, 1887, in a 3-2 friendly win at home to Northern.

There were no known goals for Robert during his spell with Thistle.

He played his last known game for the club on Saturday, 18th August, 1888, in a 6-2 friendly defeat away to Cowlairs, having appeared for the Thistle on at least 6 occasions.

His known club-list included only Partick Thistle.

We don't know where or when Robert died. *

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Bio Extra

Although press reports on this player are scant he was singled out a couple of times as not being a "regular" and this, togther with the timeline and the fact that he never played as a full-back, gives enough cause to assume that his identity should remain distinct from the "Bobby Brown" who played from 1881 to 1886.

Robert's time at Inchview spanned around a year from August 1887, just touching into a second season. He seems to have been fairly versatile, with 6 known appearances in the half-back line (3 of which were in the reserves) and 3 known appearances in the forward line. Whilst playing at centre half, he scored for the reserves in the 3-1 New Year 1888 tour win at Newcastle East End.


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