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born 10th November 1956; Ranchos ARG
died 12th August 2019, aged 62; La Plata, ARG
1975–1983 Estudiantes La Plata 291/25
1983–1984 Atletico Nacional COL 87/14
1985 Boca Juniors 9/4
1986 Deportivo Espanol 5/0
1986–1987 Brest FRA 31/1
1987–1989 Murcia ESP 28/1
1989 Racing Club de Avellaneda 9/1
1983–1989 Argentina 36/1
1995 Los Andes
1996 Boca Juniors (assistant)
2000–2001 Club Almagro
2001–2002 Nueva Chicago
2002 Blooming BOL
2003–2004 Estudiantes La Plata (youth)
2004–2005 Atletico Rafaela
2005–2006 Club Almagro
2006–2007 Ben Hur
2007–2008 Ferro Carril Oeste
2007–2009 Argentina U17
2013 Ferro Carril Oeste
Brown was a direct descendant of Scotsman James Brown, a farmer who emigrated from Greenock in 1825.
Nicknamed Tata (Papa), Brown represented Argentina at the 1986 World Cup and three Copa America tournaments, winning the former and scoring in the final.
He scored 17 goals in 69 matches as Estudiantes won the Metropolitano and Nacional in the 1982 and 1983 editions of the Primera Division.
Brown won 36 caps and was selected for the 1983, 1987 and 1989 Copa America tournaments, helping the team to third place in 1989.
He was also picked for the 1986 World Cup in Mexico as a last minute addition despite having just been released by his club, Deportivo Espanol. In spite not being fully recovered from a serious knee injury suffered in 1984 he was chosen to start when Daniel Passarella became ill, only being informed by the coach the day before the opener.
He went on to play every minute of all seven matches, scoring his only international goal in the final against West Germany which they won 3-2. Early in the second half he dislocated his shoulder but refused to be substituted.
After retiring, Brown worked as an assistant for different managers, including Oscar Ruggeri at San Lorenzo de Almagro and Carlos Bilardo at Boca Juniors.
His first head coach role was in 1995 at lowly Los Andes de Lomas de Zamora, and five years later he was appointed at newly promoted Club Almagro with another former national teammate, Hector Enrique.
After one season the duo moved to Club Atletico Nueva Chicago, but resigned after only 11 matches due to poor results. In 2002, Brown was hired by Club Blooming in Bolivia, again being fired early into his tenure.
Brown again reunited with Bilardo in 2003–04, being in charge of Estudiantes youth sides. In the following years, in quick succession, he was in charge of Atletico de Rafaela, Almagro, Club Sportivo Ben Hur and Club Ferro Carril Oeste.
In December 2007, Brown became coach of the Argentine under 17 team when Sergio Batista took over the under 20s. As the latter's assistant at the 2008 Summer Olympics the country won the gold and the pair later joined Diego Maradona's staff at the full side.
Brown led Argentina under 17s to second at the 2009 South American qualifying zone but at the finals they were beaten by Colombia in the last 16.
In March 2013 he returned to Ferro Carril, with the club still in Primera B Nacional.
(This post was edited by John Treleven on Aug 16, 2019, 5:27 PM)