James Brown (Australian footballer)
|Full name||James Brown|
|Date of birth||19 February 1990|
|Place of birth||Sydney, Australia|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder|
|2009||Gold Coast United|
|2009–2012||Gold Coast United||38||(9)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 March 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
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.
Gold Coast United
On 2 June 2009 Brown broke his right fibula in training, sidelining him for 8 weeks. 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.
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. Brown was subsequently voted October's young player of the month.
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
With Gold Coast United:
- A-League Stars Help Award AIS Scholarships
- It's a sign of United faith in our talent
- Gold Coast United signs James Brown
- United Snap Up Teen Starlet
- Gold Coast United signing excites Brown
- James Brown is hurt
- Young Socceroo James Brown breaks leg
- GOLD COAST V NEWCASTLE - 13 JANUARY 2010
- Gold Coast moves to second
- "Melbourne Heart FC Captures New Signings". Football Federation Australia. 20 May 2014.