Ian Brown (footballer)
|Full name||Ian O'Neill Brown|
|Date of birth||11 September 1965|
|Place of birth||Ipswich, England|
|–||Harwich & Parkeston|
|1992||→ Sudbury Town (loan)|
|1994||→ Colchester United (loan)||4||(1)|
|–||Felixstowe & Walton United|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Ian O'Neill Brown (born 11 September 1965) is an English former professional footballer.
A striker, he was a schoolboy at Luton Town before beginning his professional career at Birmingham City, but dropped into non-League after only playing for 10 minutes as a substitute in a Football League Cup match. He played for several clubs in the Eastern Counties League and then Chelmsford City, before returning to the professional game with Bristol City in 1993. After a loan spell at Colchester United and less than a year with Northampton Town, he returned to non-League with Sudbury Town, where he played under former Arsenal player, Richie Powling.
He was later signed by Powling for Cambridge City and Braintree Town, and after a spell at Maldon Town, went on to become a player-coach at Whitton United. After a spell as coach and assistant manager at Ipswich Wanderers, he was appointed manager of Whitton United in 2009. He left the club in 2011, becoming a coach at Hadleigh United, before joining A.F.C. Sudbury as first team coach in November 2012. He later became assistant manager, before leaving the club in 2014. In 2015, he was appointed manager of Hadleigh United, a position he held until resigning in May 2016. He also works as a tutor at Suffolk One College.
- Soccer: Brown joins Iron – Bennett leaves Gazette, 22 June 1999
- Haverhill Rovers vs Whitton United Haverhill Rovers FC
- 1st team Ipswich Wanderers FC
- Ridgeons re-united Green 'Un, 4 November 2009
- Ian Brown relishing new role at AFC Sudbury Sudbury Mercury, 16 November 2012
- Two Young Players Sign On, One Goes AFC Sudbury
- THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE: Budget cuts force Hadleigh manager to quit Suffolk Free Press, 30 May 2016