Frankie Brown

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Frankie Brown
Frankie Brown (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-10-08) 8 October 1987 (age 27)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Bristol Academy
Youth career
Falkirk Girls
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Falkirk Ladies
Whitehill Welfare
2005–2014 Hibernian
2014– Bristol Academy 5 (0)
National team
2008– Scotland[1] 61 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:20, 3 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:20, 3 August 2014

Frankie Brown (born 8 October 1987) is a Scottish international footballer who currently plays for Bristol Academy in the FA WSL.


A right sided defender, Brown began her footballing career with Falkirk Girls and was called up to the national under-17 squad in 2004.[2] After leaving school to study at Edinburgh University, Brown joined Whitehill Welfare before moving to Hibernian.[3] She also played in the UEFA Women's Champions League for Cypriot side Apollon Limassol alongside fellow Scot Hayley Lauder.[4]

Brown was called up to the full Scotland squad for the first time in August 2008 and won her first cap the following month in a friendly match against Switzerland.[5][1]

She attended the Scottish Football Association National Performance Centre at the University of Stirling as a Ph.D. student.[6][7] After graduating, Brown took up a research post at the University of Bath and in April 2014 she left Hibs to join FA WSL side Bristol Academy.[8][9]

In July 2014 Brown was party to an unseemly spat between her Bristol teammate Natalia Pablos and Birmingham City's Karen Carney. On the strength of Brown's witness statement, Carney was fined, banned and sent on an education course for telling Natalia to "fuck off back to Spain". Natalia branded Carney a "puta madre" (English: mother fucker) during a lively exchange which Brown had drawn to the attention of the match referee.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Frankie Brown - Women's A Squad". Scottish FA. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Frankie Brown chosen for national squad". Falkirk Ladies FC. 20 March 2004. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Jon Doran. "Fame academy". Daily Record. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  4. ^ John Leonidou (16 August 2011). "Scottish duo loving island life at Apollon". UEFA. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Hibs' Brown wins Scotland call-up". BBC Sport. 21 August 2008. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Frankie Brown". University of Stirling. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  7. ^ Johnathon Menzies (10 December 2010). "Women’s football academy at Stirling University". Stirling Observer. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  8. ^ Payne, Richard (4 April 2014). "Hibs’ Frankie Brown eyes World Cup with Scotland". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Edmondson reveals 2014 squad". FA WSL. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "The written reasons of the Regulatory Commission". The Football Association. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 

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