Nathan Brown (Australian footballer born 1988)

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For the Australian rules footballer who played for Melbourne, see Nathan Brown (Australian footballer, born 1976). For the Australian rules footballer who played for Richmond and the Western Bulldogs, see Nathan Brown (Australian footballer, born 1978).
Nathan Brown
Personal information
Full name Nathan Brown
Date of birth (1988-12-17) 17 December 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth North Ballarat
Original team North Ballarat Rebels (TAC Cup)
Draft #10, 2006 National Draft, Collingwood
Height/Weight 195cm / 101kg
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current club Collingwood
Number 16
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2008– Collingwood 93 (7)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of Round 10, 2014 season.
Career highlights

Nathan J. Brown (born 17 December 1988) is a professional Australian rules football player currently playing for Collingwood Football Club in the AFL.

Nathan Brown became the third player with the same name in the AFL when he was selected by Collingwood with the 10th selection in the 2006 National AFL Draft. Tall and mobile, Brown is a former basketballer who converted to football recently, and has been earmarked for centre halfback, following some well acclaimed performances for Vic Country in the 2006 Under 18 National Championships.

Brown made his debut for Collingwood in Round One of the 2008 against Fremantle at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in front of 45,000 fans. He immediately made impressions with speed and great defensive attributes against Matthew Pavlich, who is recognised as one of the best forwards in the game, holding him to only one goal. He would follow up immediately, playing on one of the competition's best players, Jonathan Brown of the Brisbane Lions, and Matthew Richardson of Richmond in the next fortnight, holding each to two and one goal(s) respectively.

Even though Brown was yet to make his senior debut, he was selected as the Collingwood alternative delegate for the AFLPA in 2008, behind Tarkyn Lockyer and Nick Maxwell.

Nathan was nominated for the AFL Rising Star Award for his performance in round 10 2008 against the West Coast Eagles in which Collingwood won by 100 points.

Brown won the Harry Collier Trophy (Best first year player) in 2008.

Brown celebrated his 50 game in the 2010 AFL Grand Final Replay.

He has a twin brother who plays for the West Coast Eagles, Mitchell Brown and an older brother named Cameron. As a child Nathan was a Carlton supporter, while his twin brother was a Collingwood supporter.[1]


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Preceded by
Tyson Goldsack
Harry Collier Trophy
Succeeded by
Dayne Beams