Steve Brown (footballer born 1966)

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Steve Brown
Personal information
Full name Steven Ferold Brown[1]
Date of birth (1966-07-06) 6 July 1966 (age 48)
Place of birth Northampton, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
000?–1983 Northampton Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1985 Northampton Town 15 (3)
1985–1989 Irthlingborough Diamonds
1989–1994 Northampton Town 158 (19)
1994–2004 Wycombe Wanderers 371 (35)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Steven Ferold "Steve" Brown (born 6 July 1966 in Northampton) is an English former professional footballer who made nearly 550 appearances in the Football League playing as a midfielder for Northampton Town and Wycombe Wanderers.[2][3]

Brown started his career at Northampton Town, but left in December 1985 to join Irthlingborough Diamonds. He rejoined Northampton in July 1989 and was signed for Wycombe Wanderers in February 1994 by Martin O'Neill.[2] He was a fans' favourite at the club, playing in 443 games and scoring 43 goals in a Wycombe career which lasted for 10 years. He was part of the team that reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup in 2001.[4]

Brown retired as a player in May 2004 but was appointed as assistant to Wycombe manager John Gorman along with fellow Blues legend Keith Ryan in November 2004.[5] After Gorman's switch to Northampton, there was speculation that Brown would follow as he had strong links to the club. However, Wycombe confirmed that Brown would be staying on to work with new manager Paul Lambert.[6] In June 2007, Brown and Ryan left the club for what the club described as financial reasons.[7][8]

In July 2007, Brown was appointed by John Gregory, his former manager at Wycombe, as youth team manager at Queens Park Rangers,[9] a post he held until 2009.[10]

After leaving Queens Park Rangers, Brown become involved in developing football in Southeast Asia. In 2010 he was appointed manager of Indonesia Under 16s.[11]

He has also been host of Vietnamese reality TV show Soccer Prince aiming to find a future star, with a prize of a place at the Liverpool Academy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 64. ISBN 1-85291-651-6. 
  2. ^ a b "Steve Brown". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Steve Brown". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  4. ^ Lawton, Matt (11 March 2001). "Tears amid Wycombe joy". The Independent. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Club History". Wycombe Wanderers F.C. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Lambert Is New Blues Boss". Wycombe Wanderers F.C. 20 May 2008. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  7. ^ Parry, Alan (22 June 2007). "Steve Brown Leaves Adams Park". Wycombe Wanderers F.C. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  8. ^ Parry, Alan (29 June 2007). "End of an Era For Rhino". Wycombe Wanderers F.C. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  9. ^ "QPR add ex-Wycombe pair to staff". BBC Sport. 30 June 2007. Retrieved 29 November 2009. 
  10. ^ McIntyre, David; Tear, Yann (17 February 2009). "Spanish midfielder Lopez coming to Rangers". Ealing Gazette. Retrieved 28 November 2009. 
  11. ^ "BROWNIE HEADS EAST". WWFC. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 

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