Alexander Brown
Alexander Brown
A. Player

probably born in Scotland

Alexander Brown was probably born in Scotland, although his place and date of birth remain unknown to us. *

The defender joined Thistle in 1884.

He made his first known appearance on Saturday, 23rd August, 1884, in a 4-2 friendly win at home to Morton.

There were no known goals for Alexander during his time with Thistle.

He played his last known game for the club on Saturday, 16th January, 1886, in a 1-0 friendly defeat away to Airdrieonians, having appeared for the Thistle on at least 33 occasions.

His club-list included only Partick Thistle and Falkirk.

We don't know where or when Alexander died. *

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Bio Extra

This full back was around for two seasons - 1884-85 & 1885-86 and, somewhat confusingly, both he and Bobby Brown both played as full backs during that time. Both Alex and Bobby were voted onto the match committee for season 1885-86. Although the (otherwise unheard of) name "J. Brown" also appeared as a full back a few times in contemporary line-ups in 1885-86, we believe that "J. Brown" was a mis-heard represenation of "A. Brown". In September 1886, local papers in Falkirk reported that Brown, most recently with Partick Thistle, had signed for Falkirk. His initial was given as "A. Brown" in subsequent match reports and he played at full-back and captained the Bairns for a while. Falkirk historian John Meffen confirms that this was Alexander Brown, which dots the i's and crosses the t's to our satisfaction!

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