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Hibernian Player John Brownlie Details

Brownlie, John

Date of Birth11/03/1952
Place of BirthCaldercruix
Signed FromPumpherston
Sold ToNewcastle United
Games Played307 [Show all]
Games Started305
Games On As Sub2
Goals23 (including 10 penalties)
Yellow Cards0
Red Cards0
DebutVs Dunfermline Athletic on 18/04/1970 in Scottish League (A 2-1)
Age on Debut18 Years and 38 Days
First GoalVs Dundee United on 08/01/1972 in Scottish League (H 3-0)
Age at First Goal19 Years and 303 Days

Season Breakdown

 Scottish LeagueScottish CupLeague CupOtherTotal
SeasonStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)Goals
1977/197829 (0)03 (0)00 (0)01 (0)033 (0)0
1976/197736 (0)33 (0)06 (0)24 (0)249 (0)7
1975/197633 (0)56 (0)06 (0)12 (0)047 (0)6
1974/197528 (0)31 (0)07 (0)05 (0)041 (0)3
1973/197411 (0)00 (0)01 (0)00 (0)012 (0)0
1972/197319 (0)00 (0)012 (0)37 (0)138 (0)4
1971/197233 (0)36 (0)08 (0)00 (0)047 (0)3
1970/197122 (1)05 (0)06 (1)04 (0)037 (2)0
1969/19701 (0)00 (0)00 (0)00 (0)01 (0)0
Totals212 (1)1424 (0)046 (1)623 (0)3305 (2)23

Last 5 Games Started

DateVenueCompetition (Round)OpponentResultScore
29/04/1978HomeScottish League (Premier Division / 36)AberdeenDrawn1-1
22/04/1978AwayScottish League (Premier Division / 35)Ayr UnitedLost0-2
19/04/1978AwayScottish League (Premier Division / 34)Partick ThistleLost1-2
15/04/1978HomeScottish League (Premier Division / 33)CelticWon4-1
12/04/1978HomeScottish League (Premier Division / 32)CelticDrawn1-1

Last 5 Games As A Used Sub

DateVenueCompetition (Round)OpponentResultScore
21/11/1970HomeScottish League (Division One (old) / 12)KilmarnockWon1-0
08/08/1970AwayLeague Cup (Group 4)St JohnstoneWon3-1

Last 5 Games Scored In

DateVenueCompetition (Round)OpponentResultScore
08/01/1977AwayScottish League (Premier Division / 17)MotherwellDrawn1-1
23/10/1976AwayScottish League (Premier Division / 7)Ayr UnitedWon3-2
20/10/1976HomeUEFA Cup (R2 Leg1)Osters IFWon2-0
15/09/1976HomeUEFA Cup (R1 Leg1)SochauxWon1-0
04/09/1976HomeScottish League (Premier Division / 1)Dundee UnitedLost1-2

Current Comments

5 comments so far (post your own)

John Brownlie, aka "Onion", was a right-back of the 1970s noted for his attacking play.

Arguably the best right-back since Jimmy Main. (edited by moderator)

Posted by Patrick Roberts on 25/08/2010 - 13:49

Also, check out 'Player Profile' at ""

Posted by Patrick Roberts on 11/03/2011 - 17:49

Other clubs :- Middlesbrough, Hartlepool United, Vasalunds, Berwick Rangers and Blyth Spartans.

Posted by Patrick Roberts on 16/05/2011 - 18:08

Simply the greatest right back Scotland has ever produced, who knows how good he would have been if it wasn't for the leg break, Only McGrain comes close to JB.

Posted by Henry Bruce on 14/05/2012 - 22:27

The reason for going to a Hibs game was to watch John! From Amos

Posted by Sandra Plenderleith on 12/11/2014 - 04:56

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