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James Brown

James Brown

Clubs played for: Manchester United, Brentford, Tottenham Hotspur (1932-1937).




Biography: Was signed by United abroad an Atlantic liner after manager Scott Duncan took a tug boat out to meet it, in a bid to beat rivals to his signature. He scored on his debut against Grimsby but came into conflict with the club's management because of his support for the Players' Union, and was allowed to leave for Brentford despite his fantastic scoring record. After retiring from playing, he worked as a riveter in a Troon shipyard, a trade he learnt in the States, where he eventually returned to became head coach of Greenwich High School. He then coached Brunswick School for 22 years and the Elizabeth Falcons in the American Soccer League. He died in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, in November 1994, aged 85.

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