Damien Brown

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Damien Brown
Personal information
Full name Damien Brown
Date of birth (1975-01-12) 12 January 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Gosford, Australia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Left Midfielder
Youth career
1980–1987 The Entrance
1986–1991 Central Coast
1993 Central Coast
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992 The Entrance
1994–1995 Central Coast
1995–1996 Newcastle Breakers 16 (2)
1996–1997 Central Coast 20 (8)
1997–1998 Canberra Cosmos 16 (1)
1998–2000 Blacktown City 75 (13)
2000–2003 Parramatta Power 53 (5)
2003–2004 Newcastle United 13 (0)
2005–2008 Central Coast Mariners 40 (1)
2010 The Entrance
2011–2013 Lake Macquarie City 48 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Damien Brown (born 12 January 1975) is an Australian retired professional footballer.

Born in Gosford, Brown played youth football with The Entrance and Central Coast, before making his senior debut for The Entrance in 1992. He later spent several seasons in the National Soccer League before joining hometown side Central Coast Mariners for the first three seasons of the A-League.

Early life[edit]

Brown was born in Gosford, on the Central Coast of New South Wales.[1] He attended St Edward's College, East Gosford until 1990.[2] From 1991 to 1992, he attended St Peter's College in Tuggerah Lakes.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Brown first played youth football on the Central Coast for The Entrance, before being selected for Central Coast in 1986. He remained with the club until 1997, with the exception of seasons spent at The Entrance (whilst completing his Higher School Certificate) and Newcastle Breakers in the National Soccer League in 1995–96.[4] He spent the next several years playing for various clubs in the National Soccer League and NSW Super League sides.

Central Coast Mariners[edit]

In November 2004, Brown joined newly-formed hometown club Central Coast Mariners to play in the inaugural A-League season.[5] He scored what was his only A-League goal in a 4–1 F3 Derby win over his former club, Newcastle Jets on 31 December 2005.[6] In April 2007, Brown signed a further one-year deal with the Mariners for the 2007–08 season.[7] In early June 2008, Brown announced his retirement from professional football; and that he would be staying with the Mariners in a youth development role.[8]

Brown returned to state football with Lake Macquarie City in the Northern NSW Football State League in 2011, along with fellow former Mariners Andre Gumprecht and Wayne O'Sullivan.[9] The move saw him play against the Mariners in a friendly in September 2011.[1]

In 2012, the "Damien Brown Medal" was created by the Central Coast Men of Football, to be awarded to the best Mariners player each season as voted for by the group's members.[10]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Blacktown City:

Central Coast Mariners:

The Entrance:

  • Central Coast Football Premiership: 2010
  • Central Coast Football Championship: 2010

Individual[edit]

  • Central Coast Football Hall of Fame: 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "'Browny' buzzing for Mariners friendly". Central Coast Mariners FC. 14 September 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to St Edward’s College Sports Awards Night 2016" (PDF). St Edward's College, East Gosford. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Alumni". St Peter's College, Tuggerah Lakes. Retrieved 12 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Damien Brown" (PDF). Central Coast Football. 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Mariner Brown – Wingback signs" (subscription required). The Daily Telegraph. Sydney. 12 November 2004. Retrieved 29 June 2006. 
  6. ^ "Mariners maim Jets". ABC News. 1 January 2006. Retrieved 12 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "New deals for Mariners duo". The World Game. 18 April 2007. Retrieved 12 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "New roles for local boy Brown after announcing retirement". Football NSW. 2 June 2008. Retrieved 12 April 2017. 
  9. ^ "Veteran trio passing on wisdom at Lakes". The Newcastle Herald. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2017. 
  10. ^ "Brown's contribution to Coast football recognised". Central Coast Mariners FC. 5 September 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 

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