Russell Brown
Russell Brown
Russell Brown
● Russell Brown, 1969 (HA)

probably born in Scotland

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

The 5' 7½ (9st 4lbs) defender signed for Willie Thornton's Thistle circa Saturday, 28th October, 1967, having most recently been with Greenock Bellaire.

He made his debut appearance on Wednesday, 13th March, 1968, in a 1-0 win at home to Kilmarnock in the SFL First Division.

There were no goals for Russell during his spell with Thistle.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 24th August, 1968, in a 2-0 win at home to Morton in the League Cup, having appeared as a Jag on 8 occasions.

Russell's club-list included Greenock Bellaire and Partick Thistle.

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Bio Extra

Russell, raised in Greenock, was an accomplished left back and was predicted to have a great career. Sadly, his footballing dream was cut short following a tackle by one of Morton’s Scandinavian players of the era. Thistle were at home to Morton in the League Cup on 24th August 1968 and Russell was stretchered off 4 minutes after half-time with the score standing at nil nil. He couldn't be replaced as Thistle had already committed their single substitute as per the rules of the day. The ten men went on to win 2-0 without Russell! There were two Scandinavians in the Morton eleven, #2 Børge Thorup and #4 Benny Arentoft. Work took him to London in the early 70s, and Russell broke down after playing just 20 minutes for an amateur team down there, never to don his boots again. Russell worked for Customs & Excise while in London. Note - we have an out-of-date (but clearer) picture of Russell in the 'Gallery' tab above!


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