Cohen Bramall

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Cohen Bramall
Personal information
Date of birth (1996-04-02) 2 April 1996 (age 22)[1]
Place of birth Crewe, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Number 39
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Kidsgrove Athletic
2014Alsager Town (dual registration)
2014 Nantwich Town
2014 Market Drayton Town
2014–2015 Newcastle Town
2015–2016 Market Drayton Town
2016–2017 Hednesford Town 21 (0)
2017– Arsenal 0 (0)
2017–2018Birmingham City (loan) 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:01, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

Cohen Bramall (born 2 April 1996) is an English professional footballer who plays as a left back for Premier League club Arsenal. He spent the 2017–18 season on loan to Birmingham City of the Championship.

Life and career[edit]

Early life and career[edit]

Bramall was born in Crewe, Cheshire.[1] He began his career in non-League football in his local area, with Kidsgrove Athletic, Alsager Town, Nantwich Town, Market Drayton Town – with whom he won the 2015–16 Shropshire Premier Cup in his second spell at the club[2] – and Newcastle Town.[3] In May 2016, he moved to Northern Premier League Premier Division club Hednesford Town.[3] He played on a part-time basis while working at a Bentley car factory.[4]

Bramall was first offered a trial with Championship club Sheffield Wednesday, appearing with their under-23 side in a match.[5] Crystal Palace of the Premier League were also interested in signing him.[4]


After a short trial, Bramall signed professional forms with Premier League club Arsenal on 9 January 2017.[6] The fee was officially undisclosed,[7] but was widely reported as around £40,000.[4][8] He spent the remainder of the season playing for the club's under-23 side.[5] During Arsenal's pre-season before the 2017–18 season, Bramall joined the first-team squad for the club's tour of Australia and China, making his senior debut in a friendly against A-League side Sydney.[5]

Birmingham City (loan)[edit]

On 21 August 2017, Bramall and Arsenal teammate Carl Jenkinson were loaned to Championship club Birmingham City until the end of the season.[9] Bramall made his senior professional debut the next day in Birmingham's starting eleven for their EFL Cup match against Bournemouth. He played 78 minutes in a 2–1 defeat.[10] He made his first Football League appearance in Birmingham's next match, playing the whole of a 2–0 defeat at home to Reading.[11] That was his last appearance until December, when, with central defenders Harlee Dean suspended and Marc Roberts injured, he started at left wing-back in a 1–0 loss away to Fulham.[12]

Despite speculation that the loan might be cut short in the January transfer window,[13] he remained at the club, and returned to the league team on 3 February, as a substitute for the injured Jonathan Grounds in a 3–1 win away to Sheffield Wednesday. He was involved in an incident for which Wednesday's Marco Matias was sent off for violent conduct. Former referee Mark Halsey said afterwards that if there had been a dismissable offence, it was committed by Bramall,[14] and Matias' red card was rescinded on appeal.[15] Bramall played in two more Championship matches in February, but those were his last.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of end of 2017–18 season
Club Season League FA Cup EFL Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hednesford Town 2016–17[16] Northern Premier League Premier Division 21 0 1 1 4[a] 0 26 1
Arsenal 2017–18[11] Premier League 0 0 0 0
Birmingham City (loan) 2017–18[11] Championship 5 0 2 0 1 0 8 0
Career total 26 0 3 1 1 0 4 0 34 1
  1. ^ Three appearances in FA Trophy, one in Birmingham Senior Cup


Market Drayton Town

  • Shropshire Premier Cup: 2015–16[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Cohen Bramall". Birmingham City F.C. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b Taylor, Cliff (3 May 2016). "Drayton win T J Vickers Cup in penalty shoot out". Market Drayton Town F.C. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
    "Market Drayton take home the Premier Cup". Shropshire Star. 4 May 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Cohen Bramall: Defence/Midfield". PitmenWeb. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Cohen Bramall: Arsenal sign non-league left-back". BBC Sport. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  5. ^ a b c Dicken, Alex (21 August 2017). "Factory worker, rabonas and Arsenal – meet Birmingham City new boy Cohen Bramall". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Cohen Bramall joins club as young pro". Arsenal F.C. 9 January 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Cohen Bramall makes Arsenal move". Hednesford Town F.C. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Arsenal to sign Hednesford defender Cohen Bramall – Sky sources". Sky Sports. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
    "Hednesford Town youngster Cohen Bramall officially joins Arsenal". Express & Star. Wolverhampton. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Birmingham loan Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson and Cohen Bramall plus Southampton's Sam Gallagher". BBC Sport. 21 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  10. ^ Dicken, Alex (23 August 2017). "Here's how Birmingham City's Arsenal loanee Cohen Bramall did on his professional debut". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  11. ^ a b c d "Games played by Cohen Bramall in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  12. ^ Dick, Brian (9 December 2018). "Fulham v Birmingham City: Arsenal loan man comes into makeshift defence at Craven Cottage". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  13. ^ Dick, Brian (5 February 2018). "Cohen Bramall and Carl Jenkinson: Birmingham City boss Steve Cotterill on the Arsenal duo's futures". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  14. ^ Ireland, Shane (5 February 2018). "Referee 'got the wrong man' in Birmingham City's win at Sheffield Wednesday – ex Premier League official". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  15. ^ Holt, Chris (6 February 2018). "Sheffield Wednesday win appeal over Marco Matias' red card against Birmingham City". The Star. Sheffield. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Cohen Bramall profile". Steve Walker. Retrieved 2 September 2017.

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