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John Brownlie

Personal information
Date of birth11 March 1952(age 64)
Place of birthCaldercruix, Scotland
Playing positionDefender

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John Brownlie (born 11 March 1952) is a Scottish former football player who played for Pumpherston Juniors, Hibernian, Newcastle United, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool United, Berwick Rangers, Blyth Spartans and Scotland. He was a right back.

Brownlie joined Hibernian from Pumpherston Juniors in 1969 and remained at Easter Road for nine years. He was part of the 1972 League Cup winning team and also earned runners-up medals in 1972 (Scottish Cup) and 1974 (League Cup). He later played for Newcastle United, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool United, Berwick Rangers and Blyth Spartans. Following his retirement in 1986, he ran a hotel in the English North-East.In 1988 Brownlie gained his first managerial appointment at Cowdenbeath, which lasted until 1992. He subsequently joined Clyde, where he worked as assistant manager under Alex Smith, before managing East Stirlingshire from 1997 until 1998. After a spell running the youth teams at Raith Rovers, Brownlie managed Arbroath between 2000 and 2003. He later returned to East Stirlingshire as a coach, taking temporary charge of the first team in 2008 after the resignation of Gordon Wylde.

His son Paul was also a professional footballer.

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