Death of 'Mr Scunthorpe United'
THE man who holds the appearance record for Scunthorpe United has died at the age of 86.
Jack Brownsword was a one-club man, making a record 597 appearances for the Iron between 1950 and 1964.
He also scored 50 goals – 49 of them from the penalty spot, and was widely recognised in his time as one of the best uncapped full-backs in England.
After hanging up his boots, he became trainer for United and was eventually made an honorary vice-president of the club.
Known by many as 'Mr Scunthorpe United', Brownsword was a member of the Iron team that were crowned champions of the old Third Division North in 1958.
He went on to play for them during six golden seasons in the old second division.
He played alongside other star names such as Barrie Thomas, Jackie Marriott, Brian Godfrey and Peter Neale.
Earlier in the Third Division North days. he formed a long-serving full-back partnership with Jack Hubbard.
His last appearance for the Iron was in a 1-1 draw at home to Workington in a third division game in September1964.
Jack lived for most of his life in Burton-upon-Stather and was also a keen golfer in his younger days, being a member at Normanby Park.
Funeral arrangements have still to be announced.