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Key Facts

Full name
Edward Brown

Known as
Ted Brown

18 October 1891

8 December 1958 (aged 67)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 214d
Last game: 28y 221d

Height and weight
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 68 kg

Senior clubs
St. Kilda; Carlton

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 2, 9

Recruited from
St. Kilda (1914)

Family links
Vin Brown (Son)John Brown (Nephew)Jack Brown (Brother)

Ted Brown

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
St. KildaV/AFL1911410.250%0
V/AFL1911, 1914-19209920.0263%0
Total1911, 1914-19209920.0263%0

AFL: 1,766th player to appear, 2,403rd most games played, 7,617th most goals kickedSt. Kilda: 361st player to appear, 1,103rd most games played, 939th most goals kickedCarlton: 288th player to appear, 186th most games played, 799th most goals kicked

After an aborted start to his VFL career with St Kilda  in 1911, when he managed just four games for the season, Ted Brown returned to the big time with Carlton in 1914 and proved himself a decided acquisition. His seven season stint with the club saw him play 95 games and kick one goal. At the end of his first season in the dark navy blue he played on a wing as the Blues accounted for South Melbourne in the premiership decider by a single straight kick. A year later, playing at half back left, he was one of the best players on view as the Blues went 'back to back' with a resounding 11.12 to 6.9 challenge final defeat of Collingwood. In 1916 he played in a third straight grand final but Fitzroy proved to have Carlton's measure on that occasion.

In addition to the wing and half back flank Brown played many games as a centreman, particularly during the early part of his time with Carlton. He was a gritty competitor who boasted considerable pace and was a sound, one grab mark.

After departing the VFL scene Brown spent three seasons as captain-coach of the Yarragon Football Club, in the Central Gippsland Football Association, following which he spent time with Maffra, Traralgon and Yea. He was a premiership player with Maffra in 1921 and Traralgon in 1925.

Ted Brown’s son Vin also played with distinction for Carlton and was a member of the club’s 1945 and 1947 premiership-winning teams.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article;, Crème de la Crème


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
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