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Bobby Brown

Full name: Robert Henry "Bobby" Brown
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: May 2, 1940 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Barnet FC, Barnet (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Football


Bobby Brown was Great Britain’s top scorer at the 1960 Olympic Games with five goals. He scored two in the opening game, a 4-3 defeat by Brazil, including a brilliant individual solo effort that equalized Gerson’s third minute opener. He scored Britain’s first equalizer in the 2-2 draw with Italy and then bagged another brace in the 3-2 win over Chinese Taipei (then Taiwan) in the final group game. A buyer with cricket bat manufacturer Stuart Surridge he started his career as an amateur at non-league Barnet in 1958 and scored two goals in the 3-2 defeat by Crook Town in the 1959 Amateur Cup final. He joined Fulham shortly after the 1960 Olympics and toured Malaya, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the United States with the English FA Xi in 1961. After Fulham he stayed in the Football League and turned professional with Watford. He then moved to Northampton Town and, following a £15,000 transfer went to Cardiff City, where he won his only major honour in the game, the Welsh Cup in 1967. He played in three of Cardiff’s four games alongside John Toshack in the following season’s European Cup-winners’ Cup before a knee injury sustained against Aston Villa before the end of the year (1967) forced a premature end to his career after 136 League games and 60 goals. After his playing days, he acted as a schools liaison officer in South Wales and worked as a youth team coach at Cardiff before he invested in a pub/restaurant and caravan site at Haverfordwest, South Wales before retiring to his nearby farmhouse standing in 30 acres.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 20 Roma Football Men's Football Great Britain GBR 9T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1960 Summer 20 Roma Football Great Britain GBR Final Standings 9T 1960-08-26 5 0 0
1960 Summer 20 Roma Football Great Britain GBR Group B Match #1 2 1960-08-26 BRA 4, GBR 3 2
1960 Summer 20 Roma Football Great Britain GBR Group B Match #4 1T 1960-08-29 ITA 2, GBR 2 1
1960 Summer 20 Roma Football Great Britain GBR Group B Match #6 1 1960-09-01 GBR 3, TPE 2 2
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