OzWhite's Leeds United F.C. History
Leeds United F.C. History : Foreword
1919-29 - The Twenties
1930-39 - The Thirties
1939-46 - The War Years
1947-49 - Post War Depression
1949-57 - The Reign of King John
1957-63 - From Charles to Revie
1961-75 - The Revie Years
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1996-04 - The Rollercoaster Ride
2004-17 - Down Among The Deadmen
2018-22 - The El Loco Era: Back Where We Belong
2022-24 - Marsch back to the Championship
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Greatest Leeds United Games
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Brown: Anthony John (Tony)

1983-1985 (Player Details)

Centre Half

Born: Bradford: 17-09-1958

Debut v Leicester City (h): 02-05-1983

6’2” 12st 10lb (1984)

Brown was a late starter in League football, being twenty-four when Eddie Gray signed him from Northern Counties East League side, Thackley, in March 1983. He failed to establish himself and when Andy Linighan was signed he found himself out of the first team. He had a loan spell with Doncaster Rovers in November 1984 before making the move permanent in March 1985. He became Rover’s skipper and was a consistent and reliable defender for them, being voted "Player of the Year" in 1985-86, until he departed for Scunthorpe United in August 1987 for £10,000. While at Belle Vue he scored twice in eighty-seven League games, two of which were as a substitute. Despite suffering injuries, he gave the Irons good service scoring twice in fifty-four League games, eight of which were from the bench. His final move was to Rochdale in August 1989, where he made one hundred and eleven starts and three as a substitute without scoring, before retiring from League football in 1993. He later played for Bradford Park Avenue and Managed Eccleshill United. After retiring he worked as Customer Service Manager for Pennington Power Tools in Shipley and has been there over ten years.

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