Simon Brown (footballer, born 1983)

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Simon Brown
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Brown playing for York City in 2009
Personal information
Full name Simon Alexander Brown[1]
Date of birth (1983-09-18) 18 September 1983 (age 30)[1]
Place of birth Wednesbury, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder, striker
Club information
Current team
Eastwood Town
Youth career
000?–2003 West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 West Bromwich Albion 0 (0)
2004 Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 8 (2)
2004 Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 13 (0)
2004–2008 Mansfield Town 113 (21)
2008–2010 Wrexham 13 (2)
2008–2009 Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 3 (0)
2009 York City (loan) 17 (0)
2009–2010 Tamworth (loan) 8 (1)
2010– Eastwood Town 1 (0)
2012– Chasetown 6 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:29, 22 March 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Simon Alexander Brown (born 18 September 1983) is an English footballer who plays for Chasetown[2] as a midfielder.

He started his career with West Bromwich Albion and was loaned out to Kidderminster Harriers twice in League Two, before joining Mansfield Town. Here, he scored a hat-trick in 14 minutes, which was the fastest in the history of the club. He was released by Mansfield following their relegation to the Conference Premier and he signed for Wrexham in 2008.

Career[edit]

Born in Wednesbury, West Midlands, Brown grew up as an Aston Villa supporter.[3] He was educated at Wood Green High School and while playing football for their school side, he was spotted by West Bromwich Albion and was signed on by the club at the age of 11.[3] He signed professional terms with the club in July 2003.[3] He joined League Two side Kidderminster Harriers on loan in March 2004, where he impressed on his debut in a 1–1 draw against Lincoln City.[4] He returned to West Brom in May 2004, having scored twice in eight appearances at Kidderminster.[5] He went to Kidderminster on loan for a second time in July 2004 and made 14 appearances before breaking a bone in his leg in October 2004.[6][7][8] He made one more appearance for Kidderminster in the following month and then joined Mansfield Town in December 2004 on an 18-month contract for an initital fee of £50,000 and made 21 appearances in the remainder of the 2004–05 season for Mansfield, scoring two goals.[7][9]

Brown playing for York City in 2009

Brown had a fine 2005–06 season and was Mansfield's second leading scorer behind Richie Barker with 12 goals before his season was ended by a hernia operation in April 2006.[10][11] He was offered a new contract in July 2006 and made 40 appearances in the 2006–07 season, scoring five goals.[12][13] He was offered a further contract in May 2007 and in November scored a hat-trick in 14 minutes,[14][15] the fastest in the club's history, as Mansfield beat Macclesfield Town 5–0,[16] which earned him a place in the League Two team of the week.[17] After Mansfield Town were relegated to the Conference Premier at the end of the 2007–08 season, he was released by the club.[18] Brown had made over 120 appearances in all competitions for Mansfield.[5] He joined newly relegated Conference Premier side Wrexham in June 2008 on a two-year contract.[19][20] In November 2008 he joined Rushden & Diamonds on loan until January 2009.[21] He made his debut in a 4–0 victory over Altrincham and returned to Wrexham following the expiry of the loan on 5 January, making three appearances for Rushden.[22][23]

He was involved in a controversy when he wrote a message on the Facebook profile of Wrexham teammate Christian Smith, which regarded Wes Baynes's contract situation at the club, and caused an angry reaction by the fans.[24] Following the completion of his loan spell at Rushden, he was set to join York City on loan.[25] The move was completed on 15 January, when he signed for the rest of the 2008–09 season.[26] He made his debut in a 3–0 victory against Lewes on 17 January as a right midfielder.[27] He featured as a striker as part of a 4-3-3 formation in a 1–1 draw with Altrincham on 27 January.[28] He joined Tamworth on a month's loan on 13 November,[29] making nine appearances before returning to Wrexham in January 2010.[30] On 11 March 2010, he was released from his contract at Wrexham by mutual consent after failing to make a first team appearance for the club all season.[31] He later joined Eastwood Town and made his debut in a 2–1 defeat to Workington.[32]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 1 April 2009.
Club Performance
Club Season League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
West Bromwich Albion 2003–04[33] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004–05[34] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Subtotal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 2003–04[35] 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
Kidderminster Harriers (loan) 2004–05[36] 13 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 14 1
Mansfield Town 2004–05[37] 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 2
2005–06[38] 29 10 1 1 3 1 0 0 33 12
2006–07[39] 34 5 3 0 1 0 2 0 40 5
2007–08[40] 29 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 32 4
Subtotal 113 21 7 1 4 1 2 0 126 23
Wrexham 2008–09[41] 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 2
Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 2008–09[42] 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
York City (loan) 2008–09[43] 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
Total 169 26 7 1 5 2 2 0 183 29
A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League and Football Conference.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 88. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ Brown scores for Chasetown
  3. ^ a b c Bhurrut, Oliver (17 July 2003). "Alright guvnor!". West Bromwich Albion F.C. Retrieved 12 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "Molby praise for Brown". BBC Sport. 24 March 2004. Retrieved 2 May 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "Simon Brown". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 2 May 2008. 
  6. ^ "Brown back at Kidderminster". BBC Sport. 19 July 2004. Retrieved 2 May 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "Games played by Simon Brown in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 2 May 2008. 
  8. ^ "Harriers hit by Brown leg injury". BBC Sport. 20 October 2004. Retrieved 2 May 2008. 
  9. ^ "Mansfield complete Brown capture". BBC Sport. 6 December 2004. Retrieved 2 May 2008. 
  10. ^ "Mansfield 2005/2006 player appearances". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 2 May 2008. 
  11. ^ "Stags star to have hernia surgery". BBC Sport. 31 March 2006. Retrieved 2 May 2008. 
  12. ^ "Stags confident Brown will sign". BBC Sport. 5 July 2006. Retrieved 2 May 2008. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Simon Brown in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 2 May 2008. 
  14. ^ "Stags offer deals to 11 players". BBC Sport. 9 May 2007. Retrieved 2 May 2008. 
  15. ^ "Mansfield 5–0 Macclesfield". BBC Sport. 3 November 2007. Retrieved 2 May 2008. 
  16. ^ "Mansfield Town vs Macclesfield". Mansfield Town F.C. 3 November 2007. Retrieved 5 November 2007. 
  17. ^ "Coca-Cola League 2 Team of the Week (05/11/2007)" (pdf). The Football League. 5 November 2007. Retrieved 5 November 2007. 
  18. ^ "Seven players to leave Mansfield". BBC Sport. 16 May 2008. Retrieved 17 May 2008. 
  19. ^ "Wrexham swoop for striker Brown". BBC Sport. 4 June 2008. Retrieved 4 June 2008. 
  20. ^ Currie, Mark (5 June 2008). "Arrival of Simon Brown lifts mood at Wrexham FC". Daily Post. Retrieved 24 June 2009. 
  21. ^ "Cardiff striker loaned to Wrexham". BBC Sport. 25 November 2008. Retrieved 27 December 2008. 
  22. ^ "Altrincham 0–4 Rushden & D". BBC Sport. 29 November 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2009. 
  23. ^ "Brown Goes and Bolasie Stays". Wrexham F.C. 5 January 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2009. 
  24. ^ "Wrexham FC duo spark anger over Facebook comments". Wrexham Evening Leader. 8 January 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2009. 
  25. ^ "Simon set for York switch". Wrexham Evening Leader. 12 January 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2009. 
  26. ^ "Minstermen complete double swoop". BBC Sport. 15 January 2009. Retrieved 15 January 2009. 
  27. ^ "York 3–0 Lewes". BBC Sport. 17 January 2009. Retrieved 18 January 2009. 
  28. ^ Flett, Dave (28 January 2009). "Martin foyle hails York City battlers". The Press. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 
  29. ^ "Tamworth sign Brown and Christie". BBC Sport. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  30. ^ "Gainsborough trip postponed again". Tamowrth F.C. 11 January 2010. Retrieved 25 January 2010. 
  31. ^ Williams, Martin (12 March 2010). "Simon Brown quits Wrexham FC". Daily Post. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  32. ^ Walsh, John (22 March 2010). "Workington Reds come from behind to beat Eastwood Town". Times & Star. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  33. ^ "West Brom 2003/2004 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 
  34. ^ "West Brom 2004/2005 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 
  35. ^ "Kidderminster 2003/2004 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 
  36. ^ "Kidderminster 2004/2005 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 
  37. ^ "Mansfield 2004/2005 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 
  38. ^ "Mansfield 2005/2006 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 
  39. ^ "Mansfield 2006/2007 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 
  40. ^ "Mansfield 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 
  41. ^ "Wrexham 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 
  42. ^ "Rushden 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 
  43. ^ "York 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 

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