David Brown (footballer, born 1989)

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David Brown
Personal information
Full name David Patrick Brown[1]
Date of birth (1989-05-29) 29 May 1989 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Tadcaster, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1997–2007 Leeds United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Nottingham Forest 0 (0)
2007–2008 Eastwood Town (loan) 10 (5)
2008 Bradford City 5 (1)
2008–2009 Guiseley 17 (10)
2009 Halifax Town 4 (1)
2009–2010 Eastwood Town
2010–2011 Bradford Park Avenue
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:16, 2 August 2008 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

David Patrick Brown (born 29 May 1989) is an English footballer who plays as a striker. He most recently played for Bradford Park Avenue. He scored on his Football League debut for Bradford City, before he was released after just five games.


Brown was born in Tadcaster, North Yorkshire,[1] and spent ten years in Leeds United's youth set up before he moved to Nottingham Forest at the start of the 2007–08 season.[2] In November 2007, he joined Eastwood Town on an initial one-month loan, which was later extended for a second month.[3] He returned to Forest in January 2008, after scoring five goals in ten games with Eastwood.[4] He was released by Forest and joined Bradford City on trial. After scoring twice in a 4–4 reserve game with Sunderland and another against Hull City,[2] he was handed a contract until the end of the season.[5] He made his debut two days later on 2 February 2008 as a second half substitute and scored six minutes after he came on to give Bradford a 1–0 victory over Macclesfield Town.[6] On 29 April 2008, Brown was deemed to be surplus to requirements at Valley Parade and was released by manager Stuart McCall along with 13 other Bradford players.[7] He played five games for City, all as substitute.[8]

Following his release, Brown joined Conference National club York City on trial in July 2008,[9] scoring twice in a pre-season friendly game against Tadcaster Albion, which York won 6–0.[10] However, York manager Colin Walker said Brown and two other trialists were only making up the numbers and were unlikely to be signed permanently.[11] Later the same month, he was given a trial at Northern Premier League Premier Division side Guiseley, coming on as a second half substitute in a 2–1 pre-season friendly victory over former side Bradford City.[12] After scoring in another pre-season trial, he joined Guiseley on a permanent basis.[13]

In January 2009, he joined Northern Premier League Division One North side Halifax Town along with fellow Bradford City player Paul Evans.[14] Brown's debut was as a substitute one day after signing for Halifax, when he scored the final goal during a 4–1 victory against Wakefield.[15]

Brown finished the season with Halifax, but in June 2009, he returned to Conference North side Eastwood Town, where he had previously played on loan.[16] In December 2011, Brown joined Garforth Town.


  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream Publishing. p. 68. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ a b Parker, Simon (1 February 2008). "Brown joy at teaming up with boyhood hero". Telegraph & Argus (Bradford). Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Brown extends Eastwood stay". Nottingham Evening Post. 7 December 2007. Retrieved 2 February 2008. 
  4. ^ "Brown returns to resolve future". Nottingham Evening Post. 19 January 2008. Retrieved 2 February 2008. 
  5. ^ "Bradford sign Bullock from Pools". BBC Sport. 31 January 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Macclesfield 0–1 Bradford". BBC Sport. 2 February 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  7. ^ Parker, Simon (29 April 2008). "Johnson one of 13 axed by City". Telegraph & Argus (Bradford). Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "David Brown". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 May 2008. 
  9. ^ Flett, Dave (8 July 2008). "Brown stakes claim to be a full-time Minsterman". The Press (York). Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  10. ^ Flett, Dave (9 July 2008). "City boss weighs up final signing to bolster squad". The Press (York). Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "York squad is complete – Walker". BBC Sport. 10 July 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  12. ^ Parker, Simon (22 July 2008). "Evans gets second chance". Telegraph & Argus (Bradford). Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  13. ^ Whiting, Ian (1 August 2008). "Guiseley have plenty of options up front". Telegraph & Argus (Bradford). Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  14. ^ "Wakefield v FC Halifax Town: Two in, one out at the Shay". Halifax Courier. 30 January 2009. Retrieved 30 January 2009. 
  15. ^ "Wakefield FC v FC Halifax Town: Stott at the double". Halifax Courier. 31 January 2009. Retrieved 1 February 2009. 
  16. ^ Duffy, Mark (11 June 2009). "New signings to bring youth and experience". Eastwood Advertiser. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 

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