Isaiah Brown

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Izzy Brown
Personal information
Full name Isaiah Jay Brown[1]
Date of birth (1997-01-07) 7 January 1997 (age 18)
Place of birth Peterborough, England
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Winger
Club information
Current team
Chelsea
Number 37
Youth career
2010–2013 West Bromwich Albion
2013– Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 West Bromwich Albion 1 (0)
2013– Chelsea 0 (0)
National team
2012–2013 England U16[3] 2 (1)
2012–2014 England U17[3] 16 (4)
2014– England U19[3] 2 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:48, 4 May 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:41, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Isaiah Jay "Izzy" Brown (born 7 January 1997) is a professional footballer who plays as a forward or a winger for Chelsea in the Premier League. Brown played for West Bromwich Albion's academy and under-21 teams before making his senior debut in 2013. Since signing for Chelsea, he has played for their under-21 team.[4]

Brown has represented England at under-16, under-17 and under-19 levels.[3]

Football career[edit]

West Bromwich Albion[edit]

On 2 March 2013 Brown made the bench for the first time in an away league match against Chelsea, an unused substitute as West Brom lost 1–0.[5] On 6 April 2013, again Brown made the bench and was again not used as West Brom lost 2–1 to Arsenal at The Hawthorns.[6]

Brown made his debut for West Bromwich Albion on 4 May 2013 in a 3–2 home Premier League defeat to Wigan Athletic, replacing Youssouf Mulumbu for the last four minutes[7] and becoming the second-youngest player in Premier League history at the age of 16 years and 117 days.[8]

On 8 July 2013, West Bromwich Albion rejected an offer for Brown from Chelsea.[9] Later that month, Chelsea confirmed that they had signed Brown,[10] with compensation between the clubs reportedly set to be decided by a tribunal.[11] After Brown left the club West Brom's chairman considered scrapping the club's category one development academy as the EPPP rules Chelsea used to sign Brown meant that the club were losing their best prospects for nominal fees that failed to cover the cost of running an academy.[12]

Chelsea[edit]

2014–15 season[edit]

Brown scored his first goals for the Chelsea first team on 16 July 2014 in a 5–0 pre-season friendly victory over Wycombe Wanderers.[13] On 29 July 2014, Chelsea manager José Mourinho said that he should be blamed if Brown were not to become a senior England international under his management.[14]

On 28 October 2014, Brown made the Chelsea bench for the first time in a competitive fixture, but was an unused substitute as Chelsea beat Shrewsbury Town 2–1 to advance into quarter-finals of the League Cup.[15]

On 3 February 2015, Brown was promoted into Mourinho's first team alongside fellow teenager Ruben Loftus-Cheek.[16][17]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 4 May 2013.[18]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
West Bromwich Albion 2012–13 Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Chelsea
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Honours[edit]

England U17
Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Squad Lists 2013/14". premierleague.com. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Isaiah Brown". Player profile. West Bromwich Albion FC. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Isaiah Brown". The FA. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Under-21s win warm-up away". chelseafc.com. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Chelsea 1–0 WestBrom". ESPN. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "West 1–2 Arsenal". ESPN. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "West Brom 2 – 3 Wigan". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Saturday Sundae: West Brom throw Brown boy in the ring". guardian.co.uk. 4 May 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Albion reject Chelsea offer for Brown". wba.co.uk. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Isaiah Brown". chelseafc.com. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Tribunal will settle West Brom's Isaiah Brown cash tussle". expressandstar.com. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  12. ^ http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/west-bromwich-albion-fc/2013/07/02/jeremy-peace-could-scrap-west-brom-academy/
  13. ^ http://hereisthecity.com/en-gb/2014/07/16/photo-chelsea-wonderkid-izzy-brown-celebrates-first-chelsea-goal/
  14. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2709249/Jose-Mourinho-says-Chelsea-kids-Lewis-Baker-Izzy-Brown-Dominic-Solanke-dont-play-England-blame-ME.html
  15. ^ "Chelsea needed a late own goal to spare potential embarrassment against gutsy League Two side Shrewsbury and reach the League Cup quarter-finals.". BBC Sport. 27 October 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Izzy Brown promoted to Chelsea's first team", SB Nations, 3 February 2015, retrieved 3 February 2015 
  17. ^ "More Academy graduates in first team squad", Chelsea Offical Site, 3 February 2015, retrieved 3 February 2015 
  18. ^ Isaiah Brown career stats at Soccerbase
  19. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUI_skdy-EM

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