Brandon Thomas (footballer)
Brandon with Rennes in 2017
|Full name||Brandon Thomas Llamas|
|Date of birth||4 February 1995|
|Place of birth||Santanyí, Spain|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|2018–2019||→ Osasuna (loan)||36||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:45, 22 June 2019 (UTC)|
Born in Santanyí, Majorca, Balearic Islands through an English father and a Spanish mother, Brandon is a product of RCD Mallorca's youth system. On 12 December 2012, without even appearing for the reserves, he made his professional debut, coming on as a late substitute for Alejandro Alfaro in a 0–5 home loss against Sevilla FC, for the season's Copa del Rey.
On 15 December Brandon made his La Liga debut, again from the bench in a 0–1 away defeat against Athletic Bilbao. On 9 January of the following year he scored his first professional goal, netting his team's first in a 2–1 away victory against Sevilla also for the national cup.
Brandon scored his first league goal on 24 May 2015, netting the first in a 2–4 away loss against Albacete Balompié for the Segunda División championship. In July 2015, he was definitely promoted to the main squad by manager Albert Ferrer.
On 28 January 2016, Brandon renewed his contract until 2019. On 4 June, he scored a brace in a 3–1 win at Real Valladolid, being the club's top goalscorer during the campaign with six goals as his side narrowly avoided relegation.
On 9 October 2016, Brandon scored a hat-trick in a 3–0 home win against SD Huesca, later being named Segunda División Player of the Month. He was sent off on 18 December at half time in a 3–1 loss at CD Numancia for protesting with the referee; the season ended with relegation.
On 10 July 2017, Brandon signed a three-year deal with French side Stade Rennais FC. He did not take to the field in their first seven matches of the Ligue 1 season, and only played once in that time for the reserves in the fifth division. He made his debut on 25 October in the third round of the Coupe de la Ligue, starting and assisting Adrien Hunou's winning goal in a 2–1 victory at Dijon FCO. Three days later, in his first league game, he scored the only goal at Montpellier HSC.
After a season of few opportunities in France, Brandon joined CA Osasuna in July 2018 on a season-long loan that would become permanent for €2 million if the team won promotion to La Liga. On 20 May 2019, the deal was made permanent with Brandon agreeing to a three-year contract. Eleven days later, he won and scored a penalty in a 3–2 win at Córdoba CF that won the second division title for the team from Pamplona.
- El Sevilla deja moribundo a Caparrós (Sevilla leaves Caparrós agonizing); Marca, 12 December 2012 (in Spanish)
- Aduriz wins it for Bilbao; ESPN FC, 15 December 2012
- Misión Imposible (Mission Impossible); Marca, 9 January 2013 (in Spanish)
- Un gran Albacete remonta y se salva matemáticamente (A great Albacete complete a comeback and save themselves mathematically); Marca, 24 May 2015 (in Spanish)
- Ferrer le abre la puerta del equipo a Brandon y Damià (Ferrer opens the door of the team to Brandon and Damià); El Mundo, 29 July 2015 (in Spanish)
- El Mallorca ficha a Salomao y Ortuño y renueva a Brandon (Mallorca sign Salomao and Ortuño and renew Brandon); Mundo Deportivo, 28 January 2016 (in Spanish)
- El Mallorca remonta en Zorrilla y logra la salvación (Mallorca comeback in Zorrilla and reach salvation); Marca, 4 June 2016 (in Spanish)
- Cuando más falta hacía... apareció Brandon (When there was the greatest need... Brandon showed up); Marca, 9 October 2016 (in Spanish)
- "Brandon está de moda" [Brandon is in fashion]. Diario de Mallorca (in Spanish). 15 November 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
- "Brandon sees red as Mallorca lose again". Mallorca Daily Bulletin. 18 December 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
- "Brandon signe trois ans au Stade Rennais" [Brandon signs for Stade Rennais for three years]. L'Équipe (in French). 10 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
- "Brandon, qué pasa ?" [What's up, Brandon?]. Ouest-France (in French). 30 September 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
- "Brandon, passé d'être un problème à une solution" [Brandon, gone from being a problem to a solution]. Ouest-France (in French). 30 October 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
- "Osasuna cierra la cesión del delantero Brandon Thomas" [Osasuna complete the loan of forward Brandon Thomas] (in Spanish). CA Osasuna. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
- "Brandon Thomas, el primer refuerzo" [Brandon Thomas, the first addition] (in Spanish). CA Osasuna. 20 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
- "Campeones de liga: Osasuna mantiene su excelente racha de victorias y se impone al descendido Córdoba" [League champions: Osasuna maintains its excellent streak of victories and imposes itself on relegated Córdoba] (in Spanish). Navarra.com. 31 May 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
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