Jimmy Brownlie - Manager Profile

Full Name: James Brownlie
Spell 1 - Jun 1st, 1923 to Apr 30th, 1931

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Jock Kay - 191
2. Jacky Kay - 155
3. Bobby Bauld - 143
4. Bill Taylor - 134
5. Johnny Hart - 131
6. Dave Walker - 120
7. Jock McDonald - 115
8. Tommy Simpson - 105
9. John Bain - 95
10. Duncan Hutchison - 83
1. Jacky Kay - 71
2. Duncan Hutchison - 70
3. Bobby Bauld - 30
4. Johnny Hart - 28
5. Geordie Henderson - 25
6. Tim Williamson - 22
7. Willie Welsh - 21
8. Jimmy Cameron - 20
9. Dave Walker - 20
10. Micky Campbell - 18

First Match In Charge: Saturday, August 18th, 1923 vs. Cowdenbeath (0-0)

Last Match In Charge: Saturday, April 25th, 1931 vs. Dunfermline Athletic (2-1)

Total Players Used: 116

Biggest Win(s)
Jan 17th, 1931 14 - 0 vs. Nithsdale Wanderers, Scottish Cup (1st Round)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Mar 1st, 1930 0 - 7 vs. Celtic, League (Division One)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
327 129 74 124 593 593 +0
(39.4%) (22.6%) (37.9%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
167 90 37 40 385 233 +152
(53.9%) (22.2%) (24.0%)

Spell 2 - Mar 1st, 1934 to Oct 13th, 1936

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. George A Ross - 84
2. Bobby Gardiner - 78
3. Dave Corbett - 66
4. Arthur Milne - 63
5. Willie MacRitchie - 63
6. Bill Masson - 63
7. Jimmy Smith - 59
8. Duncan Hutchison - 44
9. Dave Skelligan - 42
10. Bobby Yorke - 38
1. Arthur Milne - 68
2. George A Ross - 38
3. Bobby Gardiner - 33
4. Jimmy Smith - 22
5. Alec King - 20
6. Duncan Hutchison - 16
7. Jacky Kay - 9
8. Bobby Yorke - 9
9. Dave Corbett - 7
10. John Milne - 7

First Match In Charge: Saturday, March 3rd, 1934 vs. King's Park (8-1)

Last Match In Charge: Saturday, October 10th, 1936 vs. Airdrieonians (2-1)

Total Players Used: 52

Biggest Win(s)
Apr 13th, 1936 12 - 1 vs. East Stirlingshire, League (Division Two)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Oct 26th, 1935 0 - 7 vs. Cowdenbeath, League (Division Two)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
94 42 17 35 273 209 +64
(44.7%) (18.1%) (37.2%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
47 29 10 8 181 83 +98
(61.7%) (21.3%) (17.0%)

Spell 3 - Jul 6th, 1938 to Jun 30th, 1939

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Bob Temple - 36
2. Andrew Meikleham - 35
3. Rab Smith - 32
4. William Benzie - 31
5. Willie Black - 31
6. Dave Skelligan - 30
7. George D Sutherland - 30
8. Duncan Hutchison - 30
9. James Christie - 27
10. Robert Beattie - 23
1. Willie Black - 24
2. William Benzie - 15
3. Bob Temple - 9
4. George S Ross - 7
5. Robert Beattie - 6
6. Duncan Hutchison - 6
7. Joe Black - 2
8. Bob Howe - 2
9. Johnny Hutton - 2
10. Horace Woolley - 2

First Match In Charge: Saturday, August 13th, 1938 vs. Montrose (5-4)

Last Match In Charge: Saturday, April 29th, 1939 vs. Stenhousemuir (0-3)

Total Players Used: 32

Biggest Win(s)
Mar 25th, 1939 10 - 0 vs. East Stirlingshire, League (Division Two)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Feb 4th, 1939 1 - 5 vs. Motherwell, Scottish Cup (2nd Round)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
36 16 3 17 81 74 +7
(44.4%) (8.3%) (47.2%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against GD
19 13 0 6 53 31 +22
(68.4%) (0.0%) (31.6%)

Brownlie had been with Third Lanark for 19 years and had international experience, winning 16 caps for Scotland. He joined Dundee Hibs as Player/Manager in the summer of 1923 and was first choice keeper until he retired in April 1924, but would later return to play in one or two emergency situations.

During his first year at Tanndice, he oversaw team matters while the Club changed from Dundee Hibs to Dundee United after their return to the Scottish League set-up.

In only his second season in charge, Brownlie pulled off the unthinkable - leading the Club to the Division Two championship and promotion to the top flight for the first time in the Club's history.

Dropping down to Division Two again in 1927, he won the title again in 1929, and won United promotion for a third time in 1931 as runners-up.

Just weeks after their promotion, the Club took the bizarre step in letting Brownlie go in April 1931 after 8 years as manager, however he would return to manage the side again three years later.

After having left the Club in mysterious circumstances in 1931 after 8 years at Tannadice, Brownlie returned to the Managers position in March 1934, when the new owners of the Club brought him back to replace out going manager Willie Reid.

Brownlie missed out on a fourth promotion with the Club by just 10 points during the 1934/35 season, but in 1936 the Club hit financial difficulties yet again, with director George Greig taking over the Club's debt and the Managers position.

Two years later Brownlie returned to Tannadice once more, and was appointed a Director of Dundee United and took on the role of Manager for a third time, jointly with Sam Irving. This partnership lasted until the outbreak of WW2, when Brownlie announced that he was giving up both roles due to the pressure of his other business interests.

After retiring, Brownlie was a regular visitor to Tannadice, rarely missing a home match, and witnessed the Club's return to the top Division in 1960.