T. Brown
T. Brown
A. Player

probably born in Scotland

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

The forward may have joined Thistle in 1876 or 1877.

He made his first known appearance on Saturday, 19th May, 1877, in a 4-0 friendly win away to Partick Ramblers.

That day, Brown became a member of our scoring debutant's club.

He scored the last of his 8 known goals on Saturday, 16th March, 1878, in a 4-0 friendly win at home to Springvale.

He played his last known game for the club on Saturday, 5th April, 1879, in a 1-0 neutral-venue win against Marchton in the West Of Scotland Cup, having appeared for the Thistle on at least 7 occasions.

His known club-list included only Partick Thistle.

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

* If you can help us to improve any of these marked points on The Thistle Archive, then please do get in touch →

Bio Extra

With his appearance and goal in a 4-0 win away to Partick Ramblers on 19th May 1877, Brown was amongst the very first to be quoted as a Partick Thistle player, with only Jack Beattie, Hugh McColl and John Young ahead of him by a mere 5 days. Frustratingly, we've been unable to establish his identity beyond the intitial "T" as a forename. The name T. Brown appeared fairly often in reports and, although he was quoted as "P. Brown" in a match report for 2nd June 1877, we're comfortable in putting this down to a misheard "T. Brown" as was so often the case with many other examples in this era. We note that the official history book lists a "Tony Brown" in relation to 4 later games in season 1884-85, but the contemporary press for those games in question lists "R. Brown" i.e. Robert 'Bobby' Brown, so we've ruled out the identification of "Tony" as things stand.

T. Brown was a man of many firsts in our story and, judging by his goals ratio of 8 known goals in 7 known games, he's likely to have been a very prolific goalscorer indeed. He was one of the eleven to be listed in the first fully quoted Partick Thistle team line-up, namely those who played in our first-ever cup final against Marchton on the 5th April, 1879. He was listed at #7 that day, and we've assigned him that number nominally throughout his 7 quoted games. The inference would be that he was a right sided forward player. Thistle won the West of Scotland cup in the aforementioned game, and we know that medals were awarded to the victors and that at least one still exists with a collector today. Ironically, the cup final, played at the original Hampden Park, was Brown's last quoted game and was the first in which he was not quoted as a goalscorer. We're certain, however, that he'd have been delighted with the history-making one nil win all the same!


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