THE HISTORY OF WIMBLEDON FOOTBALL CLUB
Full Name:
Stanley Brown
Date of Birth:
15 September 1941
Place of Birth:
Lewes, Sussex
Stan Brown
(1973/74)
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.

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Signed for Colchester United in December 1972 and made his debut on 29th December 1972 vs Hartlepool (h) 1-1 Aged 31 years 105 days. Played his final game on 30th April 1973 vs Gillingham (h) 4-0 Aged 31 years 227 days.

Made 15 appearances for Wimbledon the following season before signing for Haywards Heath.
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Stanley Brown (15 September 1941 – 15 March 2018) was an English footballer who played as a wing half in the Football League.

Life and career

Brown was born in Lewes, East Sussex. Between 1960 and 1972, he made 353 league appearances for Fulham, scoring 16 goals in that period. He was sent on loan to Brighton & Hove Albion in 1972, before moving to Colchester United. At the end of the 1972–73 season, Brown moved on to Wimbledon. He later played non-league football for clubs including Margate, Haywards Heath Town, Ringmer, Southwick and Burgess Hill Town, and went on to coach children in the Lewes area. Brown died in March 2018 at the age of 76.

Brown was one of six brothers who all played football; two of the six, Alan and Irvin, also played at Football League level.

Honours

Fulham

  • Football League Third Division runner-up: 1970–71
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1973/74: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
- Total: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0