Brendan Gan playing for Sydney
|Full name||Brendan Gan|
|Date of birth||3 June 1988|
|Place of birth||Sutherland Shire, Australia|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2011–2012||Bonnyrigg White Eagles||20||(2)|
|2013||Rockdale City Suns||25||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 25, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Gan began playing football for his local club, the Marton Hammers before he signed for the Sutherland Sharks in 2000 when he was twelve years old and came up through their youth grades to make his senior debut for the club in 2008. It was this debut season that shot Gan to prominence within the local media which brought with it a growing reputation to match. He did not disappoint with dazzling performances week in week out which eventually led him to being crowned the New South Wales Premier League player of the year, taking out the Gold Medal award for the competition.
Gan was given his full senior debut on 13 December against Central Coast Mariners. He scored his second senior goal against Melbourne Victory with a long range strike from outside the penalty area.
Gan scored his third senior goal against Wellington Phoenix with a powerful header from a corner. This goal gave Sydney FC a 2–0 win over Wellington and placed them on the top of the table, leapfrogging Gold Coast United.
On 2 December 2010, in only his second start for the season, he scored the opening goal in a 3–1 win, once again over Wellington Phoenix.
He was released from Sydney, along with several other players at the end of Sydney's 2011 Asian Champions League campaign.
Bonnyrigg White Eagles
On 17 November 2011, Brendan joined the Malaysian club, Sabah FA as one of the two foreign players allowed in the 2012 Malaysia Super League. Brendan, alongside his fellow countrymen, Michael Baird signed a one year contract with Sabah.
Rockdale City Suns
On November 2013, Brendan come back to Malaysia and signed to Malaysian side, Kelantan FA for three years contract.He was supposed to be registered as a local player for Kelantan but he did not get the approval from FAM because it is a rules from FAM that set any player who want to be registered as local player must have a Malaysian identity card or passport.On 6 April,he officially get his identity card and can be registered by Kelantan as a local player on April transfer window.
Brendan has not been capped for Australia nor Malaysia. Brendan is qualified to play for Australia as he was born and raised at Australia. He is also qualified to play for Malaysia through parentage. But Brendan has yet not decided to play for either Australia or Malaysia. however, in a recent interview Gan revealed that he is interested to play for Malaysia and he would be open to play for Malaysia if the opportunity arises. He has decided that he wants to play for the Malaysia national football team
- A-League Premiership: 2009–10
- A-League Championship: 2009–10
- National Youth League Championship: 2008–09
- A League Final Series:2010
- NSW Premier League
- NSW Premier Championship:Runner Up 2012
- NSW Premier League Premierships:2012
- NSW Premier League Club Championship:2012
- White Eagles Cup:Runner Up 2012
- Brendan Gan – living the dream
- 2008 Gold Medal Dinner a huge success as Brendan Gan scoops major award
- Gan: I'm Only Here For A Year
- Sydney's Gan set for homecoming
- Kosmina turns to young Gan
- Gan's the man most likely to soar
- Brendon Gan helps lift Sydney FC to victory over Newcastle Jets
- Kosmina to give Brendan Gan full debut
- Gan lights up Sydney's darkest days
- "Sydney FC player clean out". SBS – The World Game. 14 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
- "Bonnyrigg White Eagles snap up Brendan Gan". NSW Premier League. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
- Bore draw at Edensor Park - Football NSW Article
- Former rising star given another chance for shot at Glory Retrieved at 18 November 2011
- Transfer News: Kelantan want Brendan Gan as local player Retrieved at 23 November 2013
- "KAFA will find a way to sign Brendan Gan as a local player". Yahoo.com (malaysia).
- "Brendan Gan sedia lepas kerakyatan Australia demi Liga Malaysia". astro awani.com (malaysia).
- "Brendan Gan sah milik Kelantan". Sinar Harian (malaysia).
- "Gan but not forgotten: Brendan's back in the mix for Sydney after Heart start". Sydney Morning Herald. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 30 November 2010.