Phil Brown (footballer, born 1966)

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Phil Brown
Personal information
Full name Philip James Brown[1]
Date of birth (1966-01-16) 16 January 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Playing position Midfielder / Forward
Youth career
Chesterfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1986 Chesterfield 87 (19)
1986–1987 Stockport County 23 (1)
1987–1990 Lincoln City
1990–1995 Kettering Town
1995–1997 Boston United 79 (33)
1997–2002 Gainsborough Trinity
2002–200x Matlock Town
Teams managed
2004–2008 Matlock Town (joint manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Philip James "Phil" Brown (born 16 January 1966 in Sheffield) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League for Chesterfield,[2] Stockport County,[3] and Lincoln City.[1] He plays as a striker or attacking midfielder.

He started his career as an apprentice at Chesterfield, and made his debut on 14 May 1983 as a substitute in a 1–0 home defeat to Millwall in the Third Division.[4] In December 1986, Ernie Moss and Brown were transferred to Stockport County for a joint fee of £10,000.[5] In the summer of 1987 he moved to Lincoln City,[1] who had recently become the first club to be automatically relegated out of the Football League.[6] He was the leading goalscorer as the Imps secured their return to the league at the first attempt.[7] He spent a further two seasons with Lincoln before moving into non-League football with Kettering Town,[8] where he was leading scorer in the 1992–93 season,[7] Boston United,[9][10] and Gainsborough Trinity.

Brown was originally signed by Matlock Town in 2002 as a player, but he and Gareth Williams were made joint player-managers in 2004 after previous manager Ernie Moss left for Hucknall Town.[11] The pair remained in post for more than four years until sacked in October 2008.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Phil Brown: The Lincoln City FC Archive". Lincoln City F.C. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Chesterfield : 1946/47–2008/09". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Stockport County : 1946/47–2008/09". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  4. ^ Basson, Stuart & Kellett, Paul (24 June 2009). "Chesterfield's debuts". Chesterfield F.C. Archived from the original (Excel spreadsheet) on 4 December 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Past Players: Ernie Moss". Chesterfield F.C. 2 January 2008. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  6. ^ "Record Breakers & Makers : 1967–1987". Lincoln City F.C. 26 June 2007. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Ex-Imps Back at the Bank". Lincoln City F.C. 18 November 2008. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  8. ^ "Phil Brown". Poppies Fans. Retrieved 25 October 2009. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Season 1995/6 – Statistics". Boston United FC. Ken Fox. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  10. ^ "Season 1996/7 – Statistics". Boston United FC. Ken Fox. Retrieved 25 October 2009. 
  11. ^ Davis, Gareth (9 July 2004). "Continuity the key for Town". Matlock Mercury. Retrieved 25 October 2008. 
  12. ^ "Brown and Williams sacked by Gladiators". Matlock Mercury. 22 October 2008. Retrieved 25 October 2008.