Bobby Brown started as an amateur with Barnet and moved into the Football League with Fulham in September 1960. He then moved to Watford and made 28 League appearances for them before transferring to Northampton Town. He moved to in October 1966 for a fee of £15,000 and played for them in their 1967-1968 European Cup Winners" Cup campaign.
He was Assistant Manager to Mike Smith at Hull City AFC from 1979 to 1982 and Temporary Manager for 19 games between March and June 1982 after Smith"s departure (19 games.
9 wins, 4 draws). While still an amateur, Brown represented Great Britain at the 1960 Summer Olympics. He also toured with the FA XI in Summer 1961, playing in a number of the games against the New Zealand teams, and he scored hat-tricks against both Otago and the Minor Provinces.
From 1975 to 1979, Brown was Assistant Director of Coaching and Youth Team Manager for the Welsh FA. Brown worked for a shipping company and as a buyer for cricket bat manufacturers Stuart Surridge. Brown wrote a football training guide - "Letts" Guide to Successful Soccer", published by Charles Letts & Company in 1980.
Foreign many years until his retirement in 2012, Brown owned The Rising Sun, a public/restaurant in Pelcomb Bridge near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.