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Key Facts

Full name
Edward Vincent Brown

Known as
Vin Brown

5 February 1922

11 May 1989 (aged 67)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 101d
Last game: 26y 170d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 15

Family links
Ted Brown (Father)John Brown (Brother)

Vin Brown

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 4,914th player to appear, 1,968th most games played, 6,628th most goals kickedCarlton: 561st player to appear, 135th most games played, 597th most goals kicked

Carlton’s best player on Saturday was Vin Brown who revealed great dash and sound judgment in defence of his goal against taller opponents. Brown has played in many positions with the Blues, and in all with credit.¹

With pace to burn, Vin Brown was ideally suited to a wing, which was where he played his early football with Carlton. Later, however, he was transformed into a fine defender. Between 1941 and 1948 he played 117 VFL games and kicked four goals for the Blues. He was at full back in the victorious 1945 grand final against South Melbourne and on a half back flank two years later when Essendon was bested.

Vin Brown’s father Ted Brown (profiled above) was also a dual premiership player with Carlton.

Author - John Devaney


1. “Sporting Globe”, 26/9/45, page 16. The match in question was the 1945 VFL preliminary final in which Carlton overcame Collingwood by 10 points after trailing by 32 points at the last change.


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* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.