Scott Brown (footballer born May 1985)

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Scott Brown
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Brown playing for York City in 2012
Personal information
Full name Scott Brown[1]
Date of birth (1985-05-08) 8 May 1985 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Runcorn, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Southport
Number 6
Youth career
000?–2004 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Bristol City 63 (5)
2007 Cheltenham Town (loan) 3 (0)
2007–2009 Cheltenham Town 21 (0)
2008–2009 Port Vale (loan) 6 (1)
2009 Port Vale 12 (0)
2010 Cheltenham Town 1 (0)
2010–2011 Morecambe 32 (3)
2011–2012 Fleetwood Town 8 (0)
2012 York City 7 (0)
2012 Macclesfield Town 1 (0)
2012–2013 Chester 22 (1)
2013– Southport 37 (3)
National team
2000–2001 England U15 3 (0)
2001–2002 England U17 9 (0)
2002–2003 England U18 3 (0)
2003–2004 England U19 7 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:40, 23 March 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Scott Brown (born 8 May 1985) is an English footballer who plays for Southport as a midfielder.

Starting his career with Everton in their youth system, before moving on to Bristol City, having failed to make an appearance for the "Toffees". After three years with City, he transferred to Cheltenham Town in 2007. Two years later he spent a brief spell with Port Vale, before signing for Morecambe in 2010. After a brief spell with Fleetwood Town, he signed with York City in January 2012. He played for York in the victorious 2012 Conference Premier play-off Final at Wembley Stadium, which saw the club promoted to League Two. He had a brief spell at Macclesfield Town in August 2012, before joining Chester the following month. He helped Chester to win both the Conference North title and the Cheshire Senior Cup in the 2012–13 season.

Club career[edit]

Born in Runcorn, Cheshire,[1] Brown progressed through the Everton youth system, having joined the club at under-nines level.[2] After not making a senior appearance for the club he was released in 2004. He then joined Port Vale on trial in July 2004, under manager Martin Foyle,[3] but was not signed to the club on a permanent contract.

In August 2004 he signed for Bristol City when Brian Tinnion offered him a three-month contract[4] and later went on to sign a two-year deal with City. In October 2005, Brown and City teammates David Partridge and Bradley Orr were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder after an incident in a nightclub.[5] They were later charged with affray, as was teammate Steve Brooker.[6] Brown denied the offence but admitted the lesser charge of a section 4 public-order offence.[7] His three teammates were sent to jail, but Brown escaped this punishment and instead was given 120 hours' community service for his part in the drunken brawl.[8]

Brown playing for York City in 2012

He was voted the Professional Footballers' Association Fans' Player of the Month for September 2006, and also received young player of the year awards for his impressive displays that year. Brown joined fellow League One side Cheltenham Town in January 2007.[9] He broke his leg in a collision with teammate Damian Spencer in a match against his former team[10] and was ruled out for the rest of the 2006–07 season.[11]

In November 2008, Brown went to Port Vale on loan after failing to get a game under manager Martin Allen.[12][13] In January 2009, Vale signed Brown on a free transfer after his Cheltenham contract expired.[14] With 19 appearances for Vale in the 2008–09 season he was released upon the season's conclusion.[15] He rejoined Cheltenham on 25 March 2010 on non-contract terms,[16] but was released by the club along with seven other players in May,[17] having only played 16 minutes in the final game of the season.[18]

In July 2010 he joined Grimsby Town on trial and played in the club's 3–0 win over Winterton Rangers.[19] In September 2010 he signed with Morecambe.[20] He scored three goals in 33 games before being released at the end of the season.[21] After leaving Morecambe Brown had a brief trial spell at Wrexham,[22] before signing for Conference Premier side Fleetwood Town on 8 August 2011, on a contract lasting until 2 January 2012.[23] After departing Fleetwood he signed for Conference Premier rivals York City on a contract until the end of the 2011–12 season on 6 January.[24] He entered the 2012 Conference Premier play-off Final at Wembley Stadium on 20 May as a 37th minute substitute, with York going on to win 2–1, meaning the club returned to the Football League after an eight-year absence with promotion to League Two.[25] Brown finished the season with 10 appearances for York and was released by the club on 3 July 2012.[25][26]

On 10 August 2012, Brown signed for Conference Premier side Macclesfield Town after a trial with the club.[27] He made his debut for the "Silkmen" later that same day, replacing Sam Wedgbury minutes before the end of a 2–1 defeat by Hereford United at Edgar Street.[28] However he left Moss Rose at the end of the month after the club cancelled his non-contract registration.[29] Brown went on to label Steve King a liar and "a joke", and called the club a "sinking ship" on Twitter.[30] He signed a short-term deal with Conference North side Chester on 5 September 2012.[31] He remained at the Deva Stadium until the end of the 2012–13 season as Chester won the league title by a clear margin. He also made a substitute appearance in the final of the Cheshire Senior Cup, as Chester beat Stalybridge Celtic 2–1 at Wincham Park.[32] He left the club in May 2013; manager Neil Young stated that "his attitude and professionalism was an example to others".[33]

Brown signed for Conference Premier club Southport on 13 July 2013.[34] He was named as captain after John Coleman took over as manager following the sacking of Alan Wright, and was named as the club's Player of the Month in December 2013 and February 2014.[35]

International career[edit]

Brown made his debut for the England under-15 team in the 1–0 defeat to Northern Ireland on 29 October 2000 in the Adidas Victory Shield.[36] He earned two more caps for the under-15s, appearing in games against the Netherlands and Germany in February 2001.[36] His debut for the under-17 side came in a 2–1 defeat to Italy in a friendly on 12 July.[37] Brown made nine appearances for England at this level, with his last cap coming in a 4–1 victory over Spain in the 2002 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship third place play-off on 10 May 2002.[37] He made his under-18 debut as a 46th minute substitute in England's 4–0 victory over Tunisia on 14 November.[38] He made two appearances for England at the 2003 UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup, playing against Burkina Faso and Egypt during February 2003, meaning he was capped three times by England at this level.[38] Brown made his debut for the under-19s on 20 September against Liechtenstein in a 2–0 victory, before scoring his first England goal in the following game two days later, with the fourth goal of a 4–0 victory over Andorra.[39] He went on to be capped seven times at under-19 level, scoring two goals.[39]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 1 March 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bristol City 2004–05[40] League One 19 0 1 0 0 0 2[a] 0 22 0
2005–06[41] League One 29 1 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 30 1
2006–07[42] League One 15 4 2 0 1 0 1[a] 0 19 4
Total 63 5 3 0 1 0 4 0 71 5
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2006–07[42] League One 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Cheltenham Town 2006–07[42] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2007–08[43] League One 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0
2008–09[44] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 1 0
Total 24 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 25 0
Port Vale (loan) 2008–09[44] League Two 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Port Vale 2008–09[44] League Two 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Cheltenham Town 2009–10[18] League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Morecambe 2010–11[45] League Two 32 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 33 3
Fleetwood Town 2011–12[25] Conference Premier 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
York City 2011–12[25] Conference Premier 7 0 0 0 3[b] 0 10 0
Macclesfield Town 2012–13[46] Conference Premier 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Chester 2012–13[47] Conference North 22 1 4 0 1[c] 0 27 1
Southport 2013–14[46] Conference Premier 33 3 2 1 1[c] 0 36 4
Career total 205 13 11 1 1 0 10 0 227 14
  1. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Two appearances in FA Trophy, one in Conference Premier play-offs
  3. ^ a b Appearance in FA Trophy

Honours[edit]

York City

Chester

References[edit]

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  43. ^ "Games played by Scott Brown in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
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