Jason Brown (footballer)
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|Full name||Jason Roy Brown|
|Date of birth||18 May 1982|
|Place of birth||Southwark, England|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Current club||Cambridge United|
|2010||→ Leeds United (loan)||4||(0)|
|2010||→ Leyton Orient (loan)||3||(0)|
|2011||→ Cardiff City (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:01, 28 March 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Brown was voted the fans' player of the year for his performances during the 2005–06 season and was named in the Wales team for a friendly against a Basque XI on 20 May, although he ended up pulling out of the match due to the birth of his first child. Brown eventually made his full Welsh debut in a friendly against Trinidad and Tobago on 27 May 2006.
On 11 September 2010, Brown signed for Leeds United on an initial one-month loan after an injury to Kasper Schmeichel, and made his Leeds debut as a substitute against Ipswich Town on 2 October after Shane Higgs was injured, after which Brown's loan was extended by a further month, until 13 November. On 5 October, Brown revealed an interest in joining Leeds on a permanent basis. Brown made his first start for Leeds against Middlesbrough. His loan came to an end on 15 November.
On 19 November 2010, Brown signed for Leyton Orient on a one-month loan. On 3 March 2011, he joined Championship side Cardiff City on an emergency loan deal, after injuries to Cardiff's goalkeepers David Marshall, Tom Heaton and Jordan Santiago. The following day, Stephen Bywater also joined on loan, and kept Brown out of the side, but despite not making an appearance during his initial spell, Cardiff decided to extend his loan until the end of the season.
Mid-way through the season first-choice goalkeeper David Gonzalez began to fall out of favour with manager Craig Brown, and with Jamie Langfield still recovering from a seizure suffered in the previous season, Brown was handed the starting position on a regular basis. He went on to make a further 24 appearances in the 2011–12 season. In a Scottish Cup quarter-final away to Motherwell, he saved a Michael Higdon penalty as the Dons won 2–1. On 29 January 2013, Brown was released by Aberdeen.
Brown made his senior Welsh debut in a friendly against Trinidad and Tobago on 27 May 2006, in a 2–1 victory for Wales. He gained his second cap later on in the year, when Wales took on European minnows Liechtenstein. He kept his first clean sheet, in a 4–0 victory. He suffered his first defeat in a Welsh shirt in May 2012, in Chris Coleman's first game in charge as Wales manager. The game ended in a 2–0 defeat against Mexico with goals from Aldo de Nigris either side of half-time, doing the damage.
Brown has two children.
- Wales 2–1 Trinidad & Tobago match report from bbc.co.uk
- "Gills keeper seals Blackburn move". BBC News. 26 June 2006.
- http://www.leedsunited.com/news/20100911/kasper-out-as-brown-joins-on-loan_2247585_2150560 Brown joins Leeds United on Loan
- Leeds United Football Club | News | News | News | 10-MAN UNITED GO DOWN AT IPSWICH
- Leeds United Football Club | News | News | News | LOANS EXTENDED FOR DUO
- "Brown open to Leeds stay". Sky Sports.
- Leeds United Football Club | News | News | News | BECCHIO SEALS BATTLING WIN AT BORO
- Leeds United Football Club | News | News | News | DUO'S LOAN DEALS COME TO AN END
- http://msnsport.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11676_6514918,00.html Brown joins Leyton Orient on Loan
- "Blackburn keeper Jason Brown completes Cardiff loan". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 3 March 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
- "Cardiff City extend Jason Brown's loan from Blackburn". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 14 April 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
- "Dons sign new keeper". Aberdeen Football Club. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
- "Aberdeen sign goalkeeper Jason Brown". BBC Sport. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
- "Goalkeeper Jason Brown makes Aberdeen exit". BBC Sport. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
- Watson, Stuart (28 March 2013). "Ex-Blackburn keeper Jason Brown joins Ipswich Town on a short-term deal". East Anglian Daily Times. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
- Mexico 2–0 Wales match report from bbc.co.uk
- "Jason Brown says players are sick of unions not doing enough to fight racism". Sky Sports. 22 October 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013.