Ashley Brown (footballer)

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Ashley Brown
Personal information
Full name Ashley Sarine Brown
Date of birth (1994-12-04) 4 December 1994 (age 21)
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Melbourne Victory 25 (1)
National team
2008 Australia U17 2 (0)
2011– Australia U20 5 (1)
2012– Australia 6 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 February 2014.

Ashley Brown (born 4 December 1994) is an Australian footballer who played as a winger for Australian W-League team Melbourne Victory for 4 injury interrupted seasons.[1] She currently plays for Ashburton United in Football Victoria's Women's Premier League where she managed only 2 appearances in the 2014–15 season after returning from her second ACL injury.[2]

Playing career[edit]

A talented youngster who played for the South East Cougars in Football Federation Victoria's Victorian Champions League program, Brown made her senior debut for Melbourne Victory at only 16 years of age in November 2010 against Sydney FC.

Despite being a regular starter and an influential figure in the team over the next two years, Brown didn't score her first goal for the Victory until the final round of the 2011/12 regular season against Adelaide United.[3] Having had her most impressive season to date, Brown was rewarded by winning the Westfield W-League Young Player of the Season award.[3]

In the 2012–13 season Brown suffered a season ending ACL injury. In her first match back for the 2013–14 season her right knee buckled in the dying stages of the game and she suffered a reoccurrence of her ACL injury, which ended her season.[4][5]

International career[edit]

Having spent years playing in the youth teams of Australia, Brown made her international senior debut against New Zealand in June 2012.[3] She quickly followed this up with her maiden international goal in a match against Haiti in the USA.



  • W-League Young Player of the Season: 2011–12[3]
  • Maccabi Victoria Outstanding Jewish Sportswoman of the Year 2013[6]

Personal life[edit]

Brown has a younger brother Jordan who also played for Melbourne Victory as a midfielder. She has undertaken a personal training course and studying Bachelor of Business at Monash University where she is majoring in marketing and management.[7]


  1. ^ "Player profile – Ashley Brown". Melbourne Victory FC. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Ashley Brown – Player Statistics". FOX SPORTS PULSE. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Ashley Brown honoured at awards". Football Federation Victoria. Retrieved 9 December 2015.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Football_Federation_Victoria" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Football_Federation_Victoria" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Football_Federation_Victoria" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ "Ashley Brown out for season – The Corner Flag". The Corner Flag. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Bittersweet pill for record-breaking Victory". MFootball. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Mac Vic honours top sports stars, volunteers – The Australian Jewish News". The Australian Jewish News. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Ashley B – Australia's Elite Fitness Models". Australia's Elite Fitness Models. Retrieved 9 December 2015.