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John Browning

John Browning

Birthdate: 27 January 1915
Birthplace: Alexandria, Scotland
Date of death: 14 August 1971
Other clubs: Bridgton Waverley (1931-32), Dunoon Athletic (1932-34), Gillingham (1939); Dumbarton, Albion Rovers (wartime guest), Cowdenbeath (1945-47)
Bought from: Dunoon Athletic
Signed for LFC: March 1934
Liverpool debut: 20.04.1935
Last appearance: 04.03.1939
Contract expiry: 1939
Win ratio: 31.58% W:6 D:9 L:4
LFC league games/goals: 19 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 19 / 0

Player profile

Left-half Browning made his Reds' debut towards the end of the 1934/35 season, playing in three of the last four League fixtures of that campaign. But due to the consistency of regular half-back Jimmy McDougall, he was only picked six times in 1935/36 and that was the highest number of appearances he made for the club during any one season. His father, John senior, was a Scottish international who scored 63 goals in 217 games for Celtic between 1911 and 1919. His reputation suffered a bitter blow when in 1924 he and ex-Rangers player, Archie Kyle, were found guilty of attempting to bribe Bo'Ness player Peter Brown. John received 60 days hard labour for this misdemeanour. John Jr. moved to Southern League‘s Gillingham in August 1939. He moved to Dumbarton in November at a time when World War Two had derailed the British game. As well as featuring for Dumbarton he worked for the government. Liverpool held Browning‘s Football League registration until December 1945.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 19 0 0 0 0 19
1934-1935 3 0 0 0 0 3
1935-1936 6 0 0 0 0 6
1936-1937 3 0 0 0 0 3
1937-1938 5 0 0 0 0 5
1938-1939 2 0 0 0 0 2

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
3 Stoke City
3 Grimsby Town
2 Portsmouth
2 Sunderland
2 Chelsea
2 Leicester City
1 WBA
1 Blackpool
1 Manchester City
1 Leeds United
1 Preston North End
Total Competition
19 League

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 20.04.1935 Chelsea Anfield League
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