Brattan (left) and Aaron Mooy in an A-League match in 2013
|Full name||Nathan Luke Brattan|
|Date of birth||8 March 1990|
|Place of birth||Hull, England|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Central midfielder|
|2015||→ Bolton Wanderers (loan)||0||(0)|
|2016–2019||→ Melbourne City (loan)||78||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 October 2019|
Born in England, Brattan moved to Australia at a young age, playing youth football for Rochedale Rovers and Queensland Lions before making his professional debut for Brisbane Roar. He spent several seasons with the Roar before leaving the club in 2015. He subsequently signed for Manchester City, spending the majority of his subsequent time on loan at partner club Melbourne City.
Brattan made his senior debut as a 19-year-old in the Queensland Roar's "Against Racism" clash against Scottish football giants Celtic in 2009, displaying early potential. His debut A-League appearance was away to Perth Glory in December 2009. Often described as one of the best passers of the ball at the club, Brattan finally nailed down a regular spot in the Brisbane Roar starting side after two seasons hampered by injury. He scored the winning goal against Melbourne Victory on 22 March 2014 to award Brisbane the Premiers Plate. In the 2013–14 season Brattan capped a great year by being named in the 2013–14 PFA A-League Team of the Season.
Brattan was released by the club in the run up to the 2015–16 A-League season following disputes over unpaid superannuation.
Following his release from Brisbane Roar, Brattan was linked with a move to English Premier League side Manchester City. On 26 October 2015, Brattan completed the free transfer move to Manchester City on a four-year deal.
Bolton Wanderers loan
On the same day of signing for Manchester City, he was immediately sent out on loan to Bolton Wanderers in the Championship until 3 January 2016. However, the loan was cut short by two weeks and Brattan was recalled by his parent club without having played a single game for Bolton Wanderers.
Melbourne City loan
In June 2016, Brattan joined Melbourne City on a one-year loan deal. He made his first appearance in a City shirt in a 5–0 friendly match win over Port Melbourne SC on 20 July 2016. On 1 August 2017, Melbourne City announced that Brattan's loan deal at the club had been extended for an additional year. On 5 July the club confirmed Brattan's loan would be extended by a third season.
On August 6th 2018 during the first half of the First Round match of 2018 FFA Cup against Brisbane Roar Brattan fell to the ground in a challenge with Stefan Mauk and was accidentally kicked in the head by the opposition player as Mauk kicked the ball away. When the club doctor suspected he had suffered a spinal injury, the game was suspended for 40 minutes as they awaited a specialist ambulance designed for transporting patients with head, neck or spine injuries. He was transported to Redcliff Hospital. The 45 minutes of additional time at the end of the was a figure that broke records and is one of the longest injury time periods in any major football competition.
- As of 7 August 2018
|Manchester City||2015–16||Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Bolton Wanderers (loan)||2015–16||Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Melbourne City (loan)||2016–17||A-League||26||1||5||1||0||0||31||2|
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