Michael Brough

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Michael Brough
Personal information
Full name Michael Brough[1]
Date of birth (1981-08-01) 1 August 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Nottingham, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Harrogate Town
Youth career
1996–1998 Notts County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2004 Notts County 89 (2)
1999–2000 Spalding United (loan) ? (?)
2004–2006 Stevenage Borough 37 (3)
2006–2008 Forest Green Rovers 87 (6)
2008–2010 Torquay United 4 (0)
2009 Salisbury City (loan) 13 (0)
2009 Stevenage Borough (loan) 6 (0)
2009–2010 Mansfield Town (loan) 7 (0)
2010 Mansfield Town 13 (0)
2010–2011 Darlington 11 (0)
2011 Guiseley[3] 5 (1)
2011– Harrogate Town 5 (0)
National team
2003 Wales U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:59, 3 March 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Michael Brough (born 1 August 1981) is a footballer who plays for Harrogate Town. Although born in England, he has represented Wales at under-21 level.[4]

Career[edit]

Brough was born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. He began his career as a trainee with Notts County, turning professional in August 1998. In December 1999 he joined Spalding United on loan before returning to Meadow Lane. His League debut came on 7 March 2000 in a 1–0 win away to Gillingham.

He fell out of favour at Notts County and was allowed to join Macclesfield Town on trial in January 2004, after being told that his short-term contract would not be renewed.[5] He also had a trial with Lincoln City the following month.[6]

He was released by Notts County in March 2004 and joined Stevenage Borough,[7] moving on to Forest Green Rovers in January 2006 on a free transfer.[8] He was made captain at Forest Green, under the management of his former Notts County teammate Gary Owers, but left in May 2008 to join Paul Buckle's Torquay United.[9]

He made his Torquay debut in August 2008, playing in the 3–1 defeat away to Crawley Town, after which he lost his place, starting only one other game that season. On 2 February 2009, Brough and fellow Torquay defender Chris Todd joined Salisbury City on loan.[10]

Brough was then loaned to Mansfield Town, and was signed by the club in January 2010,[11] but then went on to join Darlington for the 2010–11 season.[12] He injured a knee in pre-season,[13] and played only seven games for Darlington before undergoing further surgery which was to keep him out of football for nine months.[14][15] Given a short-term contract in September 2011, he made six appearances for Darlington,[16] but then left the club and spent a month with Conference North club Guiseley, before signing for divisional rivals Harrogate Town in December.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1984 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Michael Brough profile". ESPNsoccernet. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 25 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Appearances/Goals". Guiseley A.F.C. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Welsh U21s win at last". BBC Sport. 19 November 2002. Retrieved 2 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "Silkmen hand duo trials". BBC Sport. 21 January 2004. Retrieved 2 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "Lincoln look at Brough". BBC Sport. 6 February 2004. Retrieved 2 December 2008. 
  7. ^ "Brough joins Stevenage". BBC Sport. 7 March 2004. Retrieved 2 December 2008. 
  8. ^ "Brough seals Forest Green switch". BBC Sport. 13 January 2006. Retrieved 2 December 2008. 
  9. ^ "Torquay sign Forest Green skipper". BBC Sport. 19 May 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2008. 
  10. ^ "Three in for City". Non-League Daily. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 
  11. ^ "Mansfield Town sign Michael Brough from Torquay". BBC Sport. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  12. ^ "Quakers sign midfielder Brough". Darlington F.C. 5 July 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  13. ^ "Michael Brough injury news lifts Darlington boss Cooper". BBC Sport. 13 August 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  14. ^ "Darlington lose Michael Brough to knee injury". BBC Sport. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  15. ^ "Michael Brough grateful to Darlington boss Mark Cooper". BBC Sport. 7 October 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  16. ^ Stoddart, Craig (9 November 2011). "Campbell exits Quakers, with more to follow". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  17. ^ "Michael Brough Joins Harrogate Town". Harrogate Town F.C. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 

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