Robert Brown (footballer, born 1860)

Robert 'Plumber' Brown (born c. 1860 in Motherwell) was a Scottish footballer.

Robert Brown
Personal information
Full name Robert Brown
Date of birth c. 1860
Place of birth Motherwell, Scotland
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1882–1887 Dumbarton[1]
National team
1885 Scotland[2] 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Brown was one of two contemporary players of the same name (both Robert) who played for Dumbarton and Scotland. To distinguish them, they were given nicknames 'Plumber' and 'Sparrow'.



- Scottish Cup: Winners 1882–83 - Runners Up 1886–87
- Dumbartonshire Cup: Winners 1884–85
- Glasgow Charity Cup: Runners Up 1884–85
- 1 cap for Scotland in the 1884–85 season
- 4 representative caps for Dumbartonshire
- 1 representative cap for Scotch Counties.


  1. ^ McAllister, Jim (2002). The Sons of the Rock - The Official History of Dumbarton Football Club. Dumbarton: J&J Robertson Printers.
  2. ^ Smith, Paul (2013). Scotland Who's Who. Pitch Publishing. ISBN 9781909178847.
  3. ^ Litster, John. Record of Pre-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications.

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