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.

Career[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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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