YORK CITY SOUTH
Gordon Brown was one of 4 part time players in City's 1954/5 Happy Wanderers side, whilst working as a storeman in Mansfield. The other part time players were Norman Wilkinson (North East based cobbler), Sid Storey (West Yorkshire based pit worker) and Billy Fenton (York based draughtsman).
He joined City from Nottingham Forest (one appearance) in 1950 and spent 8 seasons with City before being released and joining Sutton nearer his home.
Although he scored on his City debut, City lost the game at Tranmere by 7-2.
Originally an inside forward, he moved back right half (the half backs (left and right) were the anonymous workhorses who tackled, passed and traditionally took the throw ins), from where he continued to show his attacking prowess. He was classy and had an ability to spray passes about.
In total, he made 351 appearances, scoring 25 goals for City in 8 seasons before leaving the professional game and playing in non league football in Nottinghamshire for a number of years. He died in 2010.
In February 1958, he shipped six goals after replacing the injured Mick Granger in goal during a 9-2 defeat at Chester.