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LNER Train of Fame Bio: Grant Brown

22 March 2021

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Our next LNER Train of Fame bio features our all-time record appearance holder, Grant Brown. We shall continue to release more bios of notable Imps legends to help you decide who gets your vote. Keep voting, Imps!

Grant Brown

  • Signed for the Imps initially on loan from Leicester City in August 1989.
  • Former centre back and skipper.
  • Made City debut versus Wolves (away) in the League Cup on 22nd August 1989.
  • League debut for Imps against Aldershot (away) – August 26th
  • Signed permanently for City for a reported fee £63,000 a then club record at the end of his loan spell.
  • Remained at Lincoln in a playing capacity until the end of 2001-02 season playing under 11 different managers.
  • Holds the record for the most total appearances for the Imps (League and Cup) overtaking Tony Emery’s 424 appearances in the LDV Vans Trophy against Morecombe in November 2000.
  • Holds the record for most Football League appearances for City finishing on 407 (401 starts and 6 sub appearances) – having broken Tony Emery’s previous record of games in March 2002 in away game at York.
  • Scored 15 Football League goals for the Imps – most memorable being a 35 yard right foot ‘piledriver’ at Saltergate, Chesterfield.
  • Had the rare honour in modern football of being granted a testimonial which took place during the 1999-2000 season.
  • On leaving the Imps played part time for Telford United, Alfreton Town and Grantham Town.
  • Returned to Lincoln in August 2005 as Youth Team coach and then held various roles at the club at Youth and 1stteam level until leaving in the Summer of 2016.


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