Kevan Brown

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Kevan Brown
Personal information
Full name Kevan Barry Brown
Date of birth (1966-01-02) 2 January 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Andover, England
Playing position Full back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1987 Southampton 0 (0)
1987–1988 Brighton & Hove Albion 53 (0)
1988–1992 Aldershot 175[1] (4)
1992–1998 Woking 354 (6)
1998–2000 Yeovil Town 55 (0)
2000–2001 Woking 25 (0)
National team
1995–1997 England C 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Kevan Barry Brown (born 2 January 1966) is an English retired professional footballer who played at full back in the Football League for Brighton & Hove Albion and Aldershot in the 1980s and 1990s,[2] before a career in non-league football.[3]

Football career[edit]

Brown was born in Andover, Hampshire, the son of Peter Brown, the former Southampton forward,[4] and his wife, June.[5]

Brown joined Southampton as a trainee in 1982 after signing Associate School Boy Forms in 1979. He then signed as a professional in July 1984. He remained at The Dell until the spring of 1987, without breaking into the first team, although he made over 120 appearances for the reserves.[6] In February 1987, he went on loan to Brighton and Hove Albion, with the deal being made permanent the following month with Brighton and Hibe Albion paying £10000 for his signature.ref name = ABC/>

After a two seasons at Brighton and helping them to promotion back to the then 2nd Division in November 1988 he transferred to Aldershot,[4] where he was to remain for four seasons, making 175 senior appearances.[7] Described as "a talented right back",[7] Brown made his debut for Aldershot in a 1–0 victory over [[Sheffield United F.C.

Brown then joined Woking in the Football Conference whom he helped win the FA Trophy in 1994 and 1995.[8] In 1996–97, he formed a defensive partnership with Steve Foster which was described as "impeccable".[9] In February 1997, Woking played Coventry City in the FA Cup with the first match at Highfield Road being drawn 1–1. In the replay at the Kingfield Stadium, an own goal by Steve Foster handed the match to Coventry.[10][11] On 16 May 1997, Woking won the FA Trophy defeating Dagenham & Redbridge 1–0 in extra time.[8]

Brown left Woking in March 1998, having achieved much success winning and captaining the team to three FA Trophy wins at Wembley, finishing runner-up twice in the Confetence and playing for England 5 times before joining Yeovil Town with Steve Thompson for a fee of £7,500.[8][12] In August 1998, Woking arranged a testimonial match for Brown against West Ham United.[13] Brown remained at Huish Park until March 2000 when he was released by new manager David Webb. He returned to Woking, to help the club avoid relegation from the Football Conference.[8]

Later career[edit]

In 2007, Brown was appointed Director of Sport at St. Francis School in Pewsey, Wiltshire.[14]




  1. ^ 1991–92 appearances expunged from records
  2. ^ "Kevan Brown". Career details. "Neil Brown". Retrieved 24 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2013). Non-League Club Directory 2014. Tony Williams Publications. p. 1006. ISBN 978-1-869833-72-5. 
  4. ^ a b Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (1992). The Alphabet of the Saints. ACL & Polar Publishing. pp. 51 and 611. ISBN 0-9514862-3-3. 
  5. ^ "In Memoriam – Peter Barry Brown". Southampton: Daily Echo. Retrieved 24 December 2011. 
  6. ^ The Alphabet of the Saints. pp. 458–460. 
  7. ^ a b "Good luck Shots". Football League build up. Aldershot Town FC. Retrieved 28 December 2011. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ a b c d Brown, Tom (17 September 2002). "Woking FC". Club Background. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  9. ^ Bennett, Neil. "A Season To Remember:1996–97 (Part Three)". Woking FC. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  10. ^ "Ogrizovic keeps Woking at bay". The Independent. 5 February 1997. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  11. ^ "So cruel for Steve; Woking 1 Coventry 2". The Mirror. 5 February 1997. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  12. ^ "Kevan Brown". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  13. ^ "Woking v West Ham: Kevan Brown Testimonal". Ebay. 7 August 1998. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  14. ^ "Inspiring a love of sport". St. Francis School. Archived from the original on 7 April 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2011.  Archived

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