Robert "Bobby" Brown
(born 19 March 1923 in Dunipace
) is a former Scottish
internationalist Association footballer
Bobby Brown made his debut as a goalkeeper for Queen's Park
in 1939. He went on to establish himself as the first-choice goalkeeper for the next two seasons, but like many others at this time, his appearances were interrupted by the Second World War
, where he served in the Fleet Air Arm
as a pilot.
Brown played in several war time internationals, and in his last season at Hampden
in season 1945-46 he shared the Queen's goalkeeper's jersey with another future Scottish international, Ronnie Simpson
. His form was rewarded with a full international call up, and in January 1946 he made his Scotland
debut in a friendly against Belgium. He remains the last amateur player to earn a full international cap for Scotland, and is also the last player to earn a full Scotland cap whilst still a signed player at Hampden.
At the end of the 1945-46 season, he left Queen's Park for Rangers
, where he played for ten years. During his time at Rangers, he won 5 League championships and 4 Scottish Cups. He also won a further five caps for Scotland before moving to Falkirk
in 1956. He played at Brockville for a further two years before retiring from the playing field in 1958 and becoming manager at St Johnstone
Bobby became the first full-time Scotland manager in 1967, and his first international match as manager was the famous 3-2 victory over world... Read More