Lot # 2: *Unique* Jorge Gibson Brown Alumni AC (Argentina) Match Worn Shirt 1923 (Museum Piece - Argentine footballer of Scottish ancestry, who was one of the most important figures in the early years of the sport in that country)

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Item was in Auction "José Luis Brown & Friends, The Tribute",
which ran from 5/25/2019 10:00 PM to
6/8/2019 6:00 PM


Jorge Gibson Brown Alumni AC (Argentina) Match Worn Shirt for Friendly Match Played in July, 1923. Provenance: Former Buenos Aires English High School Member.

Camiseta del Club Alumni (Argentina) usada por Jorge Gibson Brown durante amistoso jugado el mes de julio en 1923. Procendencia: Ex miembro de la Buenos Aires English High School.

Historic piece for any collector or museum piece for both Argentine and Scotland football history. We are talking of one of the best footballers of early 19th century. Argentina National Team Captain from 1909 to 1913.


Jorge Gibson Brown (3 April 1880 – 3 January 1936) was an Argentine footballer of Scottish ancestry, who was one of the most important figures in the early years of the sport in that country.During his career, he won a total of 21 titles playing for Alumni and Quilmes and captained the Argentina national team between 1908 and 1913. Jorge Brown (right) with his brother Juan in an exhibition game played by Alumni in 1923. Jorge started playing football in the reserve team of the English High School A.C. team. In 1896 he joined Club Palermo where he played until 1897 when he moved to Lanús Athletic Club. In 1900 he returned to the English High School A.C. where he was part of the team that won the 1900 league championship. In 1901 the club changed its name to "Alumni Athletic Club" and over the following decade the club dominated Argentine football, winning 9 of the 12 championships between 1900 and its dissolution in 1911. Jorge Brown made his debut for the Argentina national team on July 20, 1902, being part of the line-up that played Uruguay in the Albion Football Club field, playing as forward and even scoring a goal.[1] He went on to make 23 appearances, scoring four goals. Brown also captained the team for 18 matches between 1908 and 1913. After the dissolution of Alumni, Jorge Brown joined Quilmes where he won the 1912 league championship. He played for the club until 1914. Between 1914 and 1927 he played cricket competing at the "Liga de los Sábados" (Saturday League), a local competition where he captained Buenos Aires Cricket Club, an institution he would go on to serve as president. Brown played in the cricket league during 13 years.The secret of Alumni's success was the friendship and comradeship existing among the players rather than their skills with the ball. In football, a drop of "bad blood" between two teammates would also extend to the rest of the team, and fortunately, this never happened, largely due to the Brown brother's temperament, particularly Jorge's. — Carlos Lett, player of Alumni. Brown had four brothers who were also Argentine international players; Alfredo, Carlos, Eliseo and Ernesto, as well as one cousin, Juan Domingo.Two other brothers, Diego and Tomás, were also footballers. 


Brown won a total of 21 titles during his career, 20 with Alumni and 1 with Quilmes. Alumni: Primera División (9): 1900, 1902, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1909, 1910, 1911 Copa de Competencia Jockey Club (3): 1907, 1908, 1909 Copa de Honor Municipalidad de Buenos Aires (2): 1905, 1906 Tie Cup (5): 1903, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909 Copa de Honor Cousenier (1): 1906 Quilmes: Primera División (1): 1912

Shirt details: Cotton material. Gath & Chaves trademark.

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