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Full Name: Henry 'Ernie' Brown
Normal Position: Inside Forward
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 11st
Born: 17/03/1902 (Aberaman, Aberdare)
Died: 17/07/1984 (Merthyr Tydfil)

He had the unfortunate distinction of turning out for 5 clubs who later lost football league status!

Before making his football league bow he represented the Welsh League against the Southern League on 4th October 1922 at Fratton Park.

Aberdare Athletic’s Official Supporters Handbook said of him in 1923 that he was ‘possessed of youth, speed and dash and undoubtedly has a good future in front of him’.

Though Liverpool were induced to pay money for him, his appearances were restricted to 26 in their Central League side and he joined Southport on a free transfer.

He reserved his best scoring performance for his last game with the club when he netted four times against Accrington Stanley Reserves.

A quiet unassuming man who worked down the Welsh pits and later for Powell Duffryn, he was with the NCB up to retiring at 65.

He was twice widowed.




Statistics include the following competitions
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Challenge Cup, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1925/1926 2707
Total 27 0 7


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
21/04/1926 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 0
17/04/1926 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 1
10/04/1926 LeagueH ROCHDALE 1 - 7
06/04/1926 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 1 - 6
03/04/1926 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 0 - 5
02/04/1926 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 2 - 1
27/03/1926 LeagueH DURHAM CITY 6 - 1
20/03/1926 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 0 - 3
18/03/1926 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 3
06/02/1926 LeagueH ASHINGTON 1 - 1
25/01/1926 LeagueA ROCHDALE 1 - 3
23/01/1926 LeagueH NELSON 2 - 1
02/01/1926 LeagueH WREXHAM 0 - 1
05/12/1925 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 1
11/11/1925 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2A MANCHESTER UNITED 0 - 9
07/11/1925 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 1 - 3
03/11/1925 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H NEW BRIGHTON 2 - 1
31/10/1925 LeagueA WALSALL 2 - 2
28/10/1925 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1A NEW BRIGHTON 1 - 1
24/10/1925 LeagueH ROTHERHAM UNITED 1 - 1
17/10/1925 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 2 - 3
19/09/1925 LeagueH BARROW 2 - 0
15/09/1925 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 3 - 2
12/09/1925 LeagueA NELSON 3 - 3
07/09/1925 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 0 - 3
05/09/1925 LeagueH COVENTRY CITY 1 - 2
29/08/1925 LeagueA WREXHAM 2 - 3

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
21/04/1926LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 0
27/03/1926LeagueH DURHAM CITY 6 - 1
25/01/1926LeagueA ROCHDALE 1 - 3
23/01/1926LeagueH NELSON 2 - 1
15/09/1925LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 3 - 2
29/08/1925LeagueA WREXHAM 2 - 3