Alex Brown (footballer, born 1992)

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Alex Brown
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-09-30) 30 September 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Woodham Ferrers, England[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Margate
Youth career
2003–2011 Gillingham
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Gillingham 1 (0)
2012Whitstable Town (loan) ? (?)
2012Corby Town (loan) 1 (0)
2012–2013Maidstone United (loan) 5 (2)
2013–2016 Maidstone United 110 (21)
2015–2016Leatherhead (loan) 5 (0)
2016 Leatherhead 5 (0)
2016–2018 Dartford 68 (9)
2018– Margate 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:05, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

Alex Brown (born 30 September 1992)[2] is an English footballer who plays as a central or right-sided midfielder for Margate.

Career[edit]

Midfield player Brown came through the ranks at Gillingham, signing his first professional contract at the club in the 2011 close season.[3] Shortly afterwards, in September 2011, Brown got his first taste of senior football as he went out on loan to Isthmian League Division One South outfit Whitstable Town.[4]

On the last day of the 2011-12 season, Brown made his first team debut for Gillingham, coming on as an 83rd-minute substitute in the side's 2-0 win against Morecambe.[5]

In October 2012 Brown moved out on loan to Corby Town of the Conference North with fellow Gills player Jack Evans.[6]

On 10 December 2012 Brown once again signed on loan for an Isthmian League Division One South side, this time signing an initial month's deal at Maidstone United.[7] He made his debut a day later, coming off the bench and getting an assist in a 3-1 win against Three Bridges.[8] Brown got his first goal for the club in his second appearance, scoring the equalising goal against Halifax Town in a FA Trophy game that ended 2-1 to the Shaymen.

On 3 January 2013, Brown was one of seven Gillingham players made available for a free transfer by manager Martin Allen.[9] Brown subsequently signed permanently for Maidstone, signing a contract until the end of the 2012-13 season.[10]

Brown went on loan to Leatherhead in December 2015 and made the move permanent in January 2016 but at the end of the season he left the Tanners. On 25 June 2016 Brown joined National League South side Dartford for the 2016-17 season.[11] At the end of the 2017-18 season, after Dartford missed out on promotion back to the National League, Brown left the club.[12]

On 19 May 2018, Brown signed for Margate in the Isthmian League Premier Division.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 444. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8.
  2. ^ "Alex Brown". Soccerbase. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Gillingham offer professional deals to five youngsters". BBC Sport. 13 April 2011. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Whitstable Town boss Peter Nott has signed teenage midfielder Alex Brown on loan from Gillingham". Kent Online. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Gillingham 2-0 Morcambe". BBC Sport. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Gillingham players Alex Brown and Jack Evans set for Corby Town loan". Kent Online. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Stones sign Gillingham's Alex Brown on loan". Maidstone United. 10 December 2012. Archived from the original on 16 December 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Maidstone United 3-1 Three Bridges". Maidstone United. 12 December 2012. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  9. ^ "Young quartet freed". Gillingham Football Club. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Alex Brown returns to the Stones". Maidstone United Football Club. 18 January 2013. Archived from the original on 28 June 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  11. ^ "PLAYER NEWS – ALEX BROWN". Dartford Football Club. 25 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  12. ^ "Dartford FC joint-managers Jamie Coyle and Adam Flanagan don't need to worry about interference from the board". Kent Messenger newspaper website. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Alex Brown Signs for Gate". Margate F.C. official website. 19 May 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2018.