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John Brown (footballer, born 1947)

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John Brown (born 30 December 1947) is an English former goalkeeper, who played for Preston North End, Stockport County, Wigan Athletic and Macclesfield Town.

John Brown
Personal information
Full name John Christopher Brown
Date of birth (1947-12-30) 30 December 1947 (age 71)
Place of birth Bradford, Yorkshire
Height 6Ft
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Preston North End
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1975 Preston North End 67 (0)
1970–1971Stockport County (loan) 26 (0)
1975–1976 Stockport County 15 (0)
1976–1982 Wigan Athletic 162 (0)
Macclesfield Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

In 1976, he signed for Wigan Athletic when they were still in the Northern Premier League and made 69 league appearances for the club before they were voted into the Football League.[1] Brown was Wigan's first ever goalkeeper in the Football League and was the club's Player of the Year in 1980. He made a further 93 league appearances for the club before joining Macclesfield Town in 1982.


  1. ^ "Latics A-Z". Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2010.

External linksEdit

  • John Brown at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database