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Tony Brown (English footballer)

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Full nameAnthony Brown
Date of birth3 October 1945(age 71)
Place of birthOldham, England
Playing positionWing half, Inside forward

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Anthony 'Tony' Brown (born 3 October 1945 in Oldham, Lancashire) is an English former footballer who played as a wing half and an inside forward, often referred to by his nickname Bomber or Bomber Brown. He joined West Bromwich Albion as a youth in 1961 and turned professional in 1963. In the late 1960s and early 1970s Brown was part of an Albion team that built a reputation as a successful cup side, winning the 1966 Football League Cup Final and the 1968 FA Cup Final and finishing as runners-up in the League Cup in 1967 and 1970. He was the top scorer in Division One in 1970 71 and received his only England cap at the end of that season.

After relegation in 1973, he helped Albion to win promotion back to Division One in 1976. He scored 279 goals in 720 competitive games for Albion, both club records. Brown finished his playing career playing for the New England Tea Men, Torquay United and non-league Stafford Rangers. Since retiring from playing he has worked as a coach and a commentator. He was awarded a place on Broad Street's Walk of Stars in 2009 - winning the West Bromwich Albion vote.

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