Millwall Football Club is saddened to hear of the passing of former player Mick Brown, aged 76.
Mick began his senior career as an apprentice with Fulham before signing as a professional in September 1961, and would make his debut soon after as a 17-year-old against Sheffield Wednesday.
His four-year spell at Craven Cottage ended when Billy Gray signed him for Millwall in February 1965 to supplement the attack for a promotion spot. A speedy, willing and direct inside-forward, Mick could be a handful when in the mood.
Making his debut in a 1-1 draw at Crewe Alexandra at the beginning of March, he followed this up a week later with his only goal that season in a 4-0 drubbing of Newport County at The Den. His involvement the following season was more evident, with The Lions pushing for a second successive promotion, by scoring the vital goals in 1-0 wins over Swindon Town and Brentford.
Following Millwall's rise to the Second Division, Mick's presence in the first-team lessened and his last match finished like his first, a 1-1 draw at Cardiff City.
In the summer of 1967 he joined Luton Town, but his stay at Kenilworth Road lasted just 15 months before moving to Colchester United in October 1968. Mick's League appearances mirrored those of his time at Cold Blow Lane (47 starts, five sub appearances) but he registered one more goal, 12 in all at Layer Road.
After leaving Colchester, Mick dropped down into non-League football and would serve the likes of Wealdstone (the club he scored against for his only Millwall Cup goal), Maidstone United, Tonbridge and Hillingdon Borough before retiring in Spain.
The thoughts of everyone at Millwall are with the family and friends of Mick at this sad time.