Ex-Rangers and Scotland keeper Bobby Brown dies aged 96

Brown joined the Light Blues under Bill Struth and made 296 appearances during a decade at Ibrox.

Club legend: Bobby Brown SNS
Club legend: Bobby Brown

Rangers legend and former Scotland goalkeeper Bobby Brown has died at the age of 96.

Brown, who joined the Light Blues under Bill Struth from Queen’s Park in 1946, made 296 appearances during a decade at Ibrox.

He kept 109 clean sheets and for six years, between August 19, 1946, and April 16, 1952 – he never missed a league game.

Originally from Dunipace, Brown went on to manage St Johnstone and Scotland after his retirement from playing.

He was inducted into the Rangers Hall of Fame in 2002 and then the Scotland Football Hall of Fame in 2015.

Rangers have said they are “deeply saddened” to hear of the club legend’s passing.

Chairman Dave King said: “All of us connected with Rangers are deeply saddened to hear that Mr Brown, a genuine Rangers and Scotland legend, has passed away.

“Our thoughts are with Mr. Brown’s family at this time.

“He was a wonderful servant of our club and we will remember him with great fondness.

“He was a gentleman of the game and set standards which typify what Rangers is about.”


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