Andy Brennan

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Andy Brennan
Personal information
Full name Andy Brennan
Date of birth (1993-04-01) 1 April 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Hobart, Australia
Playing position Winger, Striker
Club information
Current team
Green Gully
Youth career
South Hobart
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 South Hobart (56)
2013 Bentleigh Greens 0 (0)
2014 South Hobart 21 (25)
2015 South Melbourne 15 (4)
2015–2017 Newcastle Jets 5 (0)
2017 Bentleigh Greens 27 (5)
2018 South Melbourne 11 (2)
2018 Oakleigh Cannons 15 (4)
2019– Green Gully 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2016

Andrew "Andy" Brennan (born 1 April 1993) is an Australian professional footballer who plays as a winger and striker for Green Gully.

In May 2019, Brennan came out as gay, becoming the first openly gay Australian male footballer.[1]

Club career[edit]

Newcastle Jets[edit]

Brennan joined the Newcastle Jets on 29 April 2015 from National Premier League side South Melbourne FC, signing a two-year deal.[2] Due largely to ongoing injury problems, Brennan was forced to wait until 26 March 2016 to make his A-League debut against Perth Glory, replacing Mitch Cooper in a 2-1 loss.[3] Brennan went on to make a total of three appearances in his maiden A-League season, all off the substitutes bench.

On 19 January 2017, it was announced that Brennan had parted with the Jets by mutual consent. He made a total of 5 A-league appearances during his time with the Jets.[4]

In November 2018, Brennan signed with Green Gully of the NPL Victoria League.[5]

Personal life[edit]

In an interview with the Herald Sun, Brennan came out as gay after being closeted for several months. He had previously dated women, but had been unsure of his sexuality for years, stating that it had been a "mental burden".[1] Brennan is the first male Australian footballer to come out as gay, and one of only a few openly gay players playing professionally.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Davutovic, David (14 May 2019). "Former Newcastle Jets player becomes first Australian male soccer player to come out as gay". Herald Sun. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Boom NPL attacker Andy Brennan joins Jets". Newcastle Jets.
  3. ^ Gardiner, James (26 March 2016). "Newcastle Jets out of A-League finals contention but Perth Glory march on". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  4. ^ "Jets release Tassie striker". FourFourTwo. 19 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Gully welcomes Andy Brennan". Green Gully SC. November 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2018.

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