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NFL legend Jim Brown is dead – aged 87 | Nfl

“Jim Brown is truly an icon not only with the Cleveland Browns but throughout the NFL. He was without a doubt the greatest to ever wear a Browns jersey and one of the greatest players in NFL history,” the Haslam family, who owns the club, wrote on the club’s website.

Jim Brown played the position of running back in the NFL team between the years 1957 and 1965. He was named the league’s most valuable player three times (1957, 1958 and 1965) and helped win the league once (1964).

Off the football pitch, he made himself a household name in his fight for human rights. When the American sports magazine Sports Illustrated in 1999 listed the world’s top sportsmen of the 20th century, Brown won in the category of top American football players.

Jim Brown was 87 years old.

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