Roberto Brown

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Roberto Brown
Personal information
Full name Roberto Ronaldo Brown Perea
Date of birth (1977-07-15) July 15, 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Panama City, Panama
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996 Alianza
1997 Cartaginés
1998 Real España
1999 FAS
2000 Alianza
2001 Sporting '89
2001 San Francisco
2002–2004 Sheriff Tiraspol 10 (4)
2004–2005 Austria Salzburg 9 (1)
2005–2006 Peñarol 16 (1)
2006–2007 Tacuarembó 4 (2)
2007 Colorado Rapids 13 (3)
2007–2010 Montreal Impact 59 (13)
2010– San Francisco
National team
2000–2011 Panama[1] 49 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 24, 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 13, 2009
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Brown and the second or maternal family name is Perea.

Roberto Ronaldo Brown Perea (born July 15, 1977) is a Panamanian footballer who plays for San Francisco.



Nicknamed el Bombardero, Brown spent the majority of his early career playing for numerous teams in Central America and Europe. He helped Real España to the runner-up spot of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras in 1998 and, after moving to play for FC Sheriff Tiraspol in Moldova in 2002, won three consecutive Divizia Naţională titles, as well as the 2002 Moldavian Cup, in which he scored Sheriff's second goal in the final against Nistru Otaci.

In 2007 Brown signed with the Colorado Rapids in the Major League Soccer, and during his short tenure there tallied scored three goals in 13 games until eventually being released on July 12, 2007.

Brown signed with the Montreal Impact on July 30, 2007.[2] He made his Impact debut on August 16 against the California Victory which he registered his first goal for the club in a 2-0 victory. For the remainder of the season he appeared in eight matches. In the playoffs Brown tallied one goal and one assist in the first game of the quarterfinal series against the Puerto Rico Islanders on September 14. In the following season Brown missed a series of nine matches due to a thigh injury and a suspension. But from his return he recorded one goal and two assists on June 22 against the Carolina RailHawks, the goal scored by Brown was the 300th Impact goal in history scored at home. In the Nutrilite Canadian Championship, Brown scored two goals and most notably the tying goal against Toronto FC on July 22 at BMO Field that clinched the 2008 Nutrilite Canadian Championship for the Impact, and helped the club qualify to the CONCACAF Champions League. During the Impact tenure in the Champions League, Brown played a dominant role in scoring crucial goals for the Impact throughout the tournament. In total he scored four goals out of eight games and helped the Impact reach the quarterfinals before losing out to Santos Laguna to 5-4 on aggregate.

On January 12, 2009 the Montreal Impact announced the re-signing of Brown for the 2009 season.[3] During the 2009 USL season Brown contributed by helping the Impact clinch a playoff spot under new head coach Marc Dos Santos. He recorded his first playoff goal in the semifinal match against Puerto Rico Islanders. The match resulted in 2-1 victory for the Impact, and allowing the Impact to advance to the finals by winning their second match on aggregate.[4] Montreal would advance on to the finals where their opponents would end up being the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, thus marking the first time in USL history where the final match would consist of two Canadian clubs. On October 17, 2009 in the second game of finals Brown scored the third and final goal for the Impact, therefore winning the match and claiming Montreal's third USL Championship.[5] Brown had come to terms with Montreal to extend his contract for another year.[6] On July 12, 2010 the Montreal Impact released Brown.[7]


Brown made his debut for the Panama national football team in 2000 against Guatemala, immediately making an impact by scoring a goal. He collected over 60 caps since, scoring 20 goals.


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