Stephen Brogan

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Stephen Brogan
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Brogan playing for Forest Green Rovers in 2012/13
Personal information
Full name Stephen Patrick Brogan[1]
Date of birth (1988-04-12) 12 April 1988 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Rotherham, England
Height 5 ft 8.5 in (1.74 m)[1]
Playing position Utility player[2]
Club information
Current team
Southport
Number 11
Youth career
2003–2006 Rotherham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Rotherham United 76 (6)
2011 Stalybridge Celtic (loan) 12 (3)
2012 Stalybridge Celtic 36 (11)
2012 Guiseley 6 (2)
2012–2014 Forest Green Rovers 16 (2)
2014– Southport 11 (0)
National team
2012– England C 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 September 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:28, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

Stephen Patrick Brogan (born 12 April 1988) is an English semi-professional footballer who plays for Southport. He has previously played in the Football League for Rotherham United.

A product of the youth academy at Rotherham, he made his senior debut on New Year's Eve in 2006 against Leyton Orient. After suffering a serious injury where he sat out for fourteen months with a broken leg, he joined Stalybridge Celtic on a month's loan deal in January 2011, which was later extended, before returning to Rotherham in March.

He was eventually released by Rotherham and he returned to Stalybridge on a permanent deal. He then joined Guiseley, playing in the Conference North, but moved up a division to join Forest Green Rovers. He scored on his debut for Forest Green but after two seasons with the club was released. He then joined Southport in June 2014.

Club career[edit]

Rotherham United[edit]

Born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire,[1] Brogan broke into the Rotherham squad towards the end of the 2006–07 season, soon becoming an automatic choice making 18 starts. On 30 April 2007, Brogan signed a 2-year contract with the Millers. Brogan's consistent impressive displays the following season brought him much praise and frequent Man of the Match awards. As a result, it is reported that several Premier League clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur, showed an interest in signing the player, sending scouts to watch his performances.[2]

Brogan was the forerunner to become player of the season 2007–08 until his horrific injury on 9 February, where he suffered a double fracture of his leg in a collision with MK Dons goalkeeper Willy Gueret.[3] Brogan's absence, along with the clubs financial problems, coincided with a huge dip in form for the Millers, who dropped out of the race for promotion. After fourteen months on the sidelines, Brogan came on as a substitute in the final game of the 2008–09 season vs Exeter City.[2]

Stalybridge Celtic loan[edit]

On 10 January 2011, Brogan joined Stalybridge on loan for a month.[4] He made his debut against Alfreton Town, in which he scored his first goal for the club in a 5–3 defeat.[5] He went on to play another eleven games, scoring in both of their local derby matches against Hyde and Droylsden.[6][7]

Alfreton Town[edit]

Following his release by the 'Millers', Brogan was signed by Alfreton Town on transfer deadline day 2011.[8]

Stalybridge Celtic[edit]

He rejoined his former loan club having failed to settle at Alfreton Town.

Forest Green Rovers[edit]

On 18 September 2012, it was announced that Brogan has joined Conference National outfit Forest Green Rovers on a deal until the end of the season.[9] Brogan made his Forest Green debut on 22 September 2012, scoring a stoppage time winner against Macclesfield Town.[10] A groin injury kept him out of much of the second half of the 2012–13 season but he was rewarded with a new one-year contract on 11 April 2013.[11] On 28 April 2014, he was released by Forest Green along with nine other players.[12]

Southport[edit]

On 10 June 2014, Brogan signed for Southport in the Conference National.[13] He made his Southport debut on 9 August 2014 in a home defeat against his former club, Forest Green Rovers.[14]

International career[edit]

In September 2012, Brogan received a call up to the England C team squad for an International Challenge Trophy tie against Belgium.[15]

Personal life[edit]

In February 2010 he appeared on an episode of Channel 4 cookery show Come Dine With Me along with the Chuckle Brothers as the host's guests.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Stephen Patrick Brogan". playerhistory.com. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Stephen Brogan". stalybridgeceltic.co.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Broken leg for Millers youngster". BBC Sport. 10 February 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Rotherham United's Stephen Brogan joins Preston North End BBC Sport Retrieved 10 January 2011.
  5. ^ Benson, Iain (8 January 2011). "Entertaining game". stalybridgeceltic.co.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  6. ^ Benson, Iain (24 January 2011). "Celtic draw their first game but it is two points dropped". stalybridgeceltic.co.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  7. ^ Benson, Iain (21 February 2011). "Comfortable Celtic See Off Sorry Tigers". stalybridgeceltic.co.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Reds Make it a Total of Three New Faces". alfretontownfc.com. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "Forest Green Rovers sign Steve Brogan from Guiseley". BBC Sport. 18 September 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Macclesfield 1–2 Forest Green". BBC Sport. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Midfielder pens one-year deal". Stroud News & Journal. 12 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "Yan Klukowski exits with nine players". BBC Sport. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "Southport: Daniel Lloyd-Weston and Stephen Brogan join". BBC Sport. 11 June 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Southport 0-1 Forest Green". BBC Sport. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "Three Lions Emerge From Forest Green". Football Conference. 29 August 2012. 

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