Brown, Jon

Birth Date

8th September 1966

Birthplace

Barnsley, United Kingdom

Occupation

Defender

Biographical Text

An extremely versatile player, who although primarily a defender, was used by Exeter City in a number of positions, and he even played part of one match in goal when the regular keeper was injured.

Snapped up from Denaby United in June 1990 for a fee of £3,000 by manager Terry Cooper.

Prior to playing for Denaby, Brown had been with Worsbrough Bridge Athletic and had also appeared for Sheffield United reserves in 1989-90.

Brown made his Grecians’ debut four months later at Deepdale against Preston North End.

Prior to joining Exeter, Brown had been studying for four years to qualify as an Architectural Technician.

He was offered a place at Leeds Polytechnic to do a degree in architecture, but turned that down in order to sign a two-year contract with Exeter City.

His father, Edward, played semi-professionally for Barnsley during the Second World War, and older brother Stephen was an apprentice with Norwich City and then had a year at Grimsby Town.

A popular player amongst City fans, Brown stayed at St James’ Park until July 1995, when he moved back to his native Yorkshire to link up with Halifax Town.

After winning the Conference championship with Halifax, he went on to make 40 league appearances for the Shaymen, Brown then signed for Nuneaton Borough in 1999, along with two of his Halifax team mates.

Brown was playing for Stocksbridge Park Steels in the 2000-01 season.

Appearances

164

Goals

3

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