Brandon Thomas (footballer)

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Brandon
Stade rennais vs SM Caen, July 22nd 2017 - Brandon (2).jpg
Brandon with Rennes in 2017
Personal information
Full name Brandon Thomas Llamas
Date of birth (1995-02-04) 4 February 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Santanyí, Spain
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Osasuna
Number 11
Youth career
Mallorca
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Mallorca B 72 (27)
2012–2017 Mallorca 74 (19)
2017–2019 Rennes 11 (1)
2017–2019 Rennes II 3 (0)
2018–2019Osasuna (loan) 36 (5)
2019– Osasuna 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:45, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

Brandon Thomas Llamas (born 4 February 1995), simply known as Brandon, is a Spanish footballer who plays for CA Osasuna as a forward.

Career[edit]

Mallorca[edit]

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.[1]

On 15 December Brandon made his La Liga debut, again from the bench in a 0–1 away defeat against Athletic Bilbao.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] In July 2015, he was definitely promoted to the main squad by manager Albert Ferrer.[5]

On 28 January 2016, Brandon renewed his contract until 2019.[6] 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.[7]

On 9 October 2016, Brandon scored a hat-trick in a 3–0 home win against SD Huesca,[8] later being named Segunda División Player of the Month.[9] He was sent off on 18 December at half time in a 3–1 loss at CD Numancia for protesting with the referee;[10] the season ended with relegation.

Rennes[edit]

On 10 July 2017, Brandon signed a three-year deal with French side Stade Rennais FC.[11] 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.[12] 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.[13]

Osasuna[edit]

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.[14] On 20 May 2019, the deal was made permanent with Brandon agreeing to a three-year contract.[15] 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.[16]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Osasuna

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ El Sevilla deja moribundo a Caparrós (Sevilla leaves Caparrós agonizing); Marca, 12 December 2012 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Aduriz wins it for Bilbao; ESPN FC, 15 December 2012
  3. ^ Misión Imposible (Mission Impossible); Marca, 9 January 2013 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Un gran Albacete remonta y se salva matemáticamente (A great Albacete complete a comeback and save themselves mathematically); Marca, 24 May 2015 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ El Mallorca remonta en Zorrilla y logra la salvación (Mallorca comeback in Zorrilla and reach salvation); Marca, 4 June 2016 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Cuando más falta hacía... apareció Brandon (When there was the greatest need... Brandon showed up); Marca, 9 October 2016 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ a b "Brandon está de moda" [Brandon is in fashion]. Diario de Mallorca (in Spanish). 15 November 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Brandon sees red as Mallorca lose again". Mallorca Daily Bulletin. 18 December 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ "Brandon, qué pasa ?" [What's up, Brandon?]. Ouest-France (in French). 30 September 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ "Brandon Thomas, el primer refuerzo" [Brandon Thomas, the first addition] (in Spanish). CA Osasuna. 20 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  16. ^ a b "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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