Scott Brown (footballer, born April 1985)

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Scott Brown
Scott Brown 08-02-2014 1.jpg
Brown playing for Cheltenham Town in 2014
Personal information
Full name Scott Peter Andrew Brown
Date of birth (1985-04-26) 26 April 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Cheltenham Town
(on loan from Wycombe Wanderers)
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 (0)
2003–2004 Welshpool Town 14 (0)
2004–2005 Bristol City 0 (0)
2005–2014 Cheltenham Town 249 (0)
2014–2016 Aberdeen 38 (0)
2016– Wycombe Wanderers 3 (0)
2016 Eastleigh (loan) 3 (0)
2017– Cheltenham Town (loan) 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 January 2017 (UTC).

Scott Peter Andrew Brown (born 26 April 1985) is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for League Two club Cheltenham Town, on loan from Wycombe Wanderers. He had previously spent ten years with Cheltenham Town, before leaving in 2014 for Aberdeen.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Brown is a product of the Wolverhampton Wanderers youth academy and played in the League of Wales for Welshpool Town before signing for Bristol City and then at the start of the 2005–06 season joining Cheltenham Town.

Cheltenham Town[edit]

He served as an understudy to Shane Higgs whilst at Cheltenham, but as Higgs picked up some injuries, Brown had been promoted to first choice goalkeeper at the club.

Brown was given the number 1 shirt for the 2009–10 season following the departure of Shane Higgs, and has since been in terrific form, helping Cheltenham scrape away from the relegation battle, albeit on the last day of the season.

Brown found appearances in 2011–12 more difficult to come by after the loan signing of future England international, Jack Butland, who initially joined Cheltenham after an injury to Brown. Despite Butland's presence, Brown was handed a new two-year contract at the end of the season, expiring in June 2014.

For the next two seasons, Brown remained unchallenged for the number 1 shirt. He has remained as dedicated as ever to the Robins to the point of publicly criticising two unnamed players after a defeat against Rochdale in April 2014, who admitted to manager Mark Yates in training, that they had not been trying.[1] Brown went on to say that "I could bring my mate from the pub along and even he would run around and try his best." Cheltenham chairman, Paul Baker, commended Brown and promised to take action.

Aberdeen[edit]

Brown was offered a new contract at the end of the 2013–14 season, after being with Cheltenham for 10 years.[2] However he opted to sign for Scottish Premiership club Aberdeen in May 2014 because of the better chances at higher club level he could get.[3] He made his Aberdeen debut on 23 September, in a 4–0 win against Livingston in the Scottish League Cup.[4] His first league appearance came on 24 October 2014, as Aberdeen beat Motherwell 1–0.[5]

Brown's instatement as first choice goalkeeper coincided with an excellent run of form for Aberdeen; his eight clean-sheets in a row was part of a winning run that took them to the top of the table in January.[6] However, lapses in important defeats in the league cup semi-final[7] and in a top-of-the-table match against Celtic,[8] which effectively ended Aberdeen's trophy chances, led to Jamie Langfield taking over in goal. Brown took the starting place back for the final eight matches of the season as Aberdeen comfortably achieved Europa League qualification. He was released at the end of the 2015–16 season.[9]

Wycombe Wanderers[edit]

On 26 July 2016 it was announced that Brown had signed a two-year deal with Wycombe Wanderers.[10]

Loan to Eastleigh[edit]

On 21 November he joined National League side Eastleigh on a short-term loan.[11]

Return on loan to Cheltenham Town[edit]

On 9 January 2017, Brown re-joined his former club Cheltenham Town on loan until the end of the 2016–17 season.[12] Brown made his debut for Cheltenham Town on 14 January 2017 in a 3–0 home win against Accrington Stanley.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Scott is the son of a professional tennis coach, Peter Brown.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cheltenham back Scott Brown after 'players not trying' rant". BBC Sport. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Cheltenham Town patient on goalkeeper deal". BBC Sport. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Aberdeen sign keeper Scott Brown and defender Ash Taylor". BBC Sport. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Aberdeen 4–0 Livingston". BBC Sport. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Lindsay, Clive (24 October 2014). "Aberdeen 1–0 Motherwell". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Scott Brown ignores the hype as Aberdeen aim to open four point gap". The Press & Journal. Aberdeen Journals Ltd. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2016. Scott Brown started the season as Jamie Langfield’s understudy but has played a leading role in helping Aberdeen to the top of the Scottish Premiership table. 
  7. ^ "Scottish League Cup: Late Nadir Ciftci goal gives Dundee United semi-final win over Aberdeen". Sky Sports. Sky. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2016. Ciftci getting the winner with a header which agonisingly squirmed out of the hands of Dons goalkeeper Scott Brown. 
  8. ^ Wilson, Richard (1 March 2015). "Celtic 4–0 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 12 January 2016. Goalkeeper Scott Brown sclaffed a straightforward clearance that forced him to save from Griffiths. He could not deal with the centre-forward at the resulting corner-kick, though, allowing himself to be restricted to his goal-line as Denayer headed the ball powerfully into the net. 
  9. ^ "Statement: players departing Pittodrie". Aberdeen F.C. 16 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "Keeper and defender sign after impressive trial spells". 26 July 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "Browner Joins Eastleigh On Loan". www.eastleighfc.com. Eastleigh F.C. 21 November 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "Scott Brown Re-Joins the Club on Loan". Cheltenham Town F.C. Official Site. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "Cheltenham Town 3–0 Accrington Stanley". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 16 January 2017. 

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