| Nathan John Brownsword|
| (1923-05-15)15 May 1923|
19 December 2009(2009-12-19) (aged 86)
December 20, 2009, England
Jack Brownsword Wikipedia
Jack Brownsword (15 May 1923 – 19 December 2009) was a professional footballer who spent 18 seasons with Scunthorpe United, and holds the club's all-time appearance record, having played 597 league games, and 791 first-team games overall for the club. He was a defender, playing in the left-back position.
Jack was a colliery worker from Doncaster. He started his league career at Hull City but was released in 1947, having played just ten games for the club. He then returned to his first club Frickley Colliery in the Midland League, before moving to Scunthorpe United, also then in the Midland League at the end of the 1946/47 season.
Scunthorpe United was elected to The Football League in 1950, and Brownsword went on to make a club-record 597 league appearances for the club between 1950 and 1965. In total (including non-league and cup games) he appeared 791 times. He only missed 26 League matches and never missed an F.A. Cup game. He was appointed coach for the 1964-65 season, and still made 3 appearances.
He scored 50 league goals for Scunthorpe United, all but one from penalties.
He died at the age of 86 on 19 December 2009.
The approach road to Glanford Park, Scunthorpe United's current home, was named Jack Brownsword Way on 4 July 2010 as a memorial to him. There is also a small memorial stone dedicated to him in St. Andrew's churchyard, Burton-upon-Stather.
He was chosen to play five times by the Third Division North against the Third Division South, but was only able to play in three matches because of club commitments.