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Stanley Brown - Player profile

General information
Squad number:
-
 
First name:
Stanley
 
Middle name:
-
 
Last name:
Brown
 
Playing Position:
Midfielder
 
Nationality:
England
 
Date of Birth:
Monday, 15 September 1941
 
Place of Birth:
Lewes, England
 
 
Player description
A loyal clubman who played in three divisions of the League during a 15-year stay with Fulham, Stan Brown was an adaptable utility player whose record places him in the Cottagers' top 20 appearances' chart. Born in Sussex, where he lived throughout his career and still resides today, Stan captained East Sussex Boys before joining Fulham as a 16-year-old in 1957. He signed professional forms two years later and in January 1961 made his debut in an embarrassing 6-1 home defeat by Sheffield Wednesday.

He did not get another game for nearly two years but, from the autumn of 1962 until he left the Cottage ten years later, he was a fixture in the side. Initially he was a centre-forward but, at 5ft 7ins, he was a bit on the small side to lead the attack, and so switched to midfield and then into the back four. There he was the model of reliability and consistency playing alongside the likes of Bobby Robson, John Dempsey and Reg Matthewson. He had six seasons as a regular in the old First Division, two in the Second and two in the Third, and his loyalty was rewarded with a well-earned testimonial.

Despite his size, the perpetually youthful-looking Stan was good in the air, an excellent tackler and a good passer of the ball. His contribution often went unnoticed by the supporters but he was much appreciated by his team-mates.

With the arrival of Alec Stock as manager and the return of Alan Mullery as captain in the summer of 1972 Stan, now past 30, lost his place. He went on loan to Brighton in October 1972, signed for Colchester two months later and joined Wimbledon in the summer of 1973. His brothers, Alan and Irvine, played for Brighton and Bournemouth respectively.

Sadly Fulham FC announced Stan had died on 16th March 2018.

Fulham FC statement
Fulham Football Club are deeply saddened to learn of the death of former player Stan Brown at the age of 76.

Born is Lewes, Sussex Brown began his Fulham career as a centre-forward but was soon performing as a wing-half in Fulham’s First Division side of the 60s. A hard working and consistent performer Stan was beloved by his teammates and went on to make 397 appearances for the Whites.

His first goal for the Whites in September 1962 proved to be the winner against eventual champions Everton, a 1-0 victory at Craven Cottage.

Brown played in the original ‘Great Escape’ side of 1966 but also experienced two relegations from the First to the Third Division. Appearing in two League Cup quarter-finals in 1967 and 1970 he was an ever present in the Whites side throughout the 1969-70 Season and played in most games the following season.

After leaving Fulham Brown went on loan to Brighton before moving permanently to Colchester United and finally Wimbledon.

Following his retirement and returning to the Lewes area Brown managed non-League Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill & Ringmer Southwick.

The thoughts of all at Fulham are with Stan’s family and friends at this sad time.

Transfer information
Transferred in from:
Trainee
 
Transferred in date:
Monday, 01 July 1957
 
Transferred in value:
N/K
 
Transferred out to:
Colchester Utd
 
Transferred out date:
Friday, 01 December 1972
 
Transferred out value:
N/K
 
 
Playing information
Season League FA Cup Lg Cup Europe Other Total
P G Y R P G Y R P G Y R P G Y R P G Y R P G Y R
1972/1973 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
1971/1972 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 0 0
1970/1971 35 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 1 0 0
1969/1970 44 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 3 0 0
1968/1969 35 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 2 0 0
1967/1968 42 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51 1 0 0
1966/1967 40 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 0 0 0
1965/1966 36 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 3 0 0
1964/1965 35 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 1 0 0
1963/1964 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0
1962/1963 34 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 8 0 0
1960/1961 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

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