James Brown (Australian footballer)

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James Brown
Personal information
Full name James Brown
Date of birth (1990-02-19) 19 February 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth Sydney, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Melbourne City
Number 14
Youth career
Burleigh Heads
2005–2006 QAS
2007–2008 AIS
2009 Gold Coast United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 AIS 22 (4)
2009–2012 Gold Coast United 38 (9)
2012–2014 Newcastle Jets 28 (0)
2014– Melbourne City 14 (1)
National team
2005–2007 Australia U-17 7 (2)
2007–2008 Australia U-20 11 (0)
2010–2011 Australia U-23 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 March 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 March 2015

James Brown (born 19 February 1990, Australia) is an Indigenous Australian football (soccer) player who plays for A-League club Melbourne City.

Club career[edit]

From the AIS, James Brown originally began his football career in the Tweed Heads region of N.S.W. Australia, with Bilambil F.C. and then Kingscliff Soccer Club, before moving on to play for Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast. After being scouted by several representative teams, and playing football with the Gold Coast Representative Side and an Australia Selection at the Under 13 National Championships, Brown came through the ranks of the QAS, and was then signed by the AIS in 2007.[1]

A terrific start to the Victorian Premier League season in 2007, saw Brown rise through the ranks at the AIS and become a regular starter and key player for them. As the season came to a close, Brown was found to have developed the Osteitis pubis condition, which has limited his footballing over the past 12 months.[2]

Gold Coast United[edit]

On 9 December 2008 Brown was signed to a three-year deal by Gold Coast United.[3][4][5]

On 2 June 2009 Brown broke his right fibula in training, sidelining him for 8 weeks.[6][7] On 13 January 2010 Brown scored his first senior goal in a 2-0 win over the Newcastle Jets at Skilled Park from a beautiful one-two with captain Jason Culina.[8][9]

In the 2011 season debut, Brown scored a stunning late equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Wellington Phoenix, the goal was voted goal of the week. In the second game of the season, Brown scored another terrific goal in a 1-1 draw against the Central Coast Mariners. In Round 4, Brown scored in a 3-1 win over the Newcastle Jets. In Round 6, Brown scored a goal from a heavy deflection in a 2-1 away defeat to Adelaide United.[10] Brown was subsequently voted October's young player of the month.[11]

Newcastle Jets[edit]

On 15 February 2012 it was announced he had signed a two-year contract with A-League club Newcastle Jets starting at the beginning of the 2012-13 A-League season.[12]

Melbourne City[edit]

On 20 May 2014 it was announced that Brown joined Melbourne City alongside two other youth players, Connor Chapman and Jacob Melling. He scored his first goal in the 70th minute against Sydney FC to boost the team's finals hopes[13]


With Australia:

With Gold Coast United:


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