|Written by Warren|
|Wednesday, 02 February 2011|
Name: William 'Willie' Brown
D.O.B: 5th February 1950
Place of Birth: Falkirk
Clubs: Burnley, Carlisle United, Barrow (Loan), Newport County, Hereford United (Loan), Brentford, Torquay United
Clubs Managed: Minehead
Burnley Fee: from youth
Signed by Harry Potts
Burnley Debut: 24th August 1968, West Bromwich Albion (A) (Sub)
Last appearance for Burnley: As above
Claret Stats: (1) Appearance no goals
Claret Honours: FA Youth Cup Winner 1968
International Honours: Scottish Youth International
Claret Stat: Willie Brown began his career as a junior with The Clarets, turning professional in February 1967. His only league appearance for the Clarets came as a substitute against West Bromwich Albion in the 1968-69 season, coming of the bench to replace Dave Thomas.
He will be remembered though as Burnley's centre forward, it there FA Youth Cup triumph in 1968, scoring four goals in the run which saw Burnley crowned FA Youth cup winners.
He fitted into the Newport side and became a regular goalscorer, scoring 50 goals in 168 league appearances, before joining Hereford United on loan in March 1974.
In November 1974 he joined Brentford for a fee of £4,000, a year later he joined Torquay United for a fee of £5,000.
His regular goalscoring soon made him a crowd favourite at Plainmoor, Brown scoring 47 goals in 139 league games before leaving league football in 1978. He was later commercial manager at Western League side Minehead, and since owned a newsagents in Minehead.
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