Troy Brown (footballer)

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Troy Brown
Troy Brown 08-02-2014 1.jpg
Brown playing for Cheltenham Town in 2014
Personal information
Full name Troy Anthony Fraser Brown[1]
Date of birth (1990-09-17) 17 September 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Croydon, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Exeter City
Number 39
Youth career
2001–2009 Fulham
2009–2010 Ipswich Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Ipswich Town 13 (0)
2011–2012 Rotherham United 6 (1)
2012 Aldershot Town (loan) 17 (2)
2012–2013 Aldershot Town 34 (3)
2013–2015 Cheltenham Town 82 (5)
2015– Exeter City 40 (1)
National team
2006–2007 Wales U17 10 (0)
2007–2008 Wales U19 5 (0)
2010–2012 Wales U21 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 18 June 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

Troy Anthony Fraser Brown (born 17 September 1990) is a Welsh professional footballer who has represented Wales at the under-21 level and plays as a defender for Exeter City in League Two.

Club career[edit]

Ipswich Town[edit]

Born in Croydon, Brown came through the academy at Fulham, having joined the club at the age of seven.[2] Released during the summer of 2009, he spent time on trial with Charlton Athletic.[2] and Ipswich Town, having to impress two managers (first Jim Magilton and then Roy Keane). He was offered a one-year contract.[3] In April 2010, he was offered a contract extension.[4]

On 2 May 2010, Brown made his league debut for Ipswich, coming off the bench to replace Jack Colback during a 3–0 defeat to Sheffield United in the final game of the 2009–10 season.[5]

In April 2011, he was awarded a twelve-month contract extension by the club.[6] He rejected the offer in May 2011.[7]

Rotherham United and Aldershot Town[edit]

Brown joined Rotherham United in July 2011 as a free agent, signing a two-year contract with the club.[8] Brown made his Rotherham United debut in the opening game of the season, as they beat Oxford United 1–0 at Don Valley Stadium.[9] Brown then scored his first Rotherham United goal, in a 2–2 draw against Barnet on 20 August 2011.[10]

However, Brown's first team run at Rotherham United was soon limited, due to national commitment and only four starts. To earn first team football, Brown joined Aldershot Town on loan until the end of the season.[11] Brown made his Aldershot Town debut the next day, in a 3–0 loss against Oxford United.[12] Brown then scored his first Aldershot Town goal, in a 4–1 win over Barnet on 25 February 2012.[13] Brown then scored his second goal of the season, in a 1–1 draw against Dagenham & Redbridge on 13 April 2012.[14] His first team of runs at the club soon led Aldershot Town confirmed their interests signing him.[15] Upon returning to Rotherham United, Brown was released by the club, having got one year left to his contract. having made six appearances and scoring 1 goal.[16] and then joined Aldershot Town on a permanent basis by newly appointed Aldershot manager Dean Holdsworth on the same day he was released.[17]

Brown's first game after signing for the club on a permanent basis came in the opening game of the season, which he scored in a 2–0 win over Plymouth Argyle.[18] Brown went to score two goals later in the season against Accrington Stanley on 12 January 2013[19] and another against Torquay United on 19 February 2013.[20] However, an ankle injury during the game put Brown out of action for ten matches (although he was on the bench against Wycombe Wanderers)[21] and made his return, in a 2–0 loss against Southend United on 16 April 2013.[22] Despite the injury crisis, Brown scored three goals in his 32 appearances at the club.

After one season with Aldershot Town, resulting the club's relegation, Lancashire was among thirteen players made redundant, in a wake of the club's administration.[23] Brown was linked with a move to Yeovil Town, Gillingham and Port Vale.[24]

Cheltenham Town[edit]

Brown playing for Cheltenham Town in 2014

It was announced on Wednesday 19 June 2013 that Brown would be signing for Cheltenham Town on a 2-year contract.[25] Brown previously turned down offers from Torquay United and Bristol Rovers to join the club.[citation needed] Upon joining the club, Brown was given number 5 shirt.[26]

Brown made his Cheltenham Town debut, in the opening game, in a 2–2 draw against Burton Albion.[27] However to the start of the season, Brown was sidelined for four games after he tore his hamstring during a match against Accrington Stanley and made his return, in a 1–0 win over Wimbledon on 28 September 2013.[28][29] His return performance was praised by local newspaper Gloucestershire Echo, describing his performance "coming straight back in and taking charge of a defence that were shipping goals for fun showed a real maturity and talent."[30] Brown scored his first Cheltenham Town goal, in a 2–1 loss against Rochdale on 19 October 2013.[31] Brown scored his second goal of the season, in a 1–0 win over Morecambe, which saw him earned him listed for the Football League Team of the Week.[32][33] Two weeks later, on 21 December 2013, Brown scored his third goal of the season, in a 2–0 win over Fleetwood Town.[34] Then in the match against Accrington Stanley on 18 January 2014, Brown made a mistake when he allowed George Bowerman to score a free header, in a 2–1 loss.[35][36] Brown then scored his fourth goal of the season, in a 4–3 loss against Wimbledon on 22 March 2014.[37] Brown made forty-one appearance in all competitions and scoring four goals for the club in his first season there.

Then at the start of the 2014–15 season, Brown remained in the starting eleven throughout the season. Brown scored his first Cheltenham Town goal, in a 2–0 win over Tranmere Rovers on 28 February 2015.[38] Following Matt Taylor's injury, Brown was appointed as captain[39] for two games against Newport County[40] and Portsmouth,[41] which both games saw them earn two points and potential chance of survival in League Two. However, that did not happen, as Cheltenham Town were relegated from League Two.

After eighty-nine appearances for the Robins in all competitions, he was released on 4 May 2015 following their relegation from League Two.[42]

Exeter City[edit]

Brown joined Exeter City on 3 July 2015. He made his debut in a 3–2 win against Yeovil Town.[43]

International career[edit]

Brown made his debut for Wales at under-17 level on 20 April 2006 in a 2–2 draw with USA.[44] After winning two more caps in friendly matches against Bulgaria, he was named in the squad for both the qualifying round and elite round of the 2007 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship, winning his last cap at under-17 level in the final group game of the elite round in a 3–0 defeat to Belarus.[45]

In 2007, Brown moved up to under-19 level for the first time and was later part of the squad that played in the 2008 Milk Cup.[46] Three years later, Brown moved up to Wales U21 for the first time.[47] For the U21 side, Brown made nine caps for Wales U21.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 30 April 2016
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other[a] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ipswich Town 2009–10[48] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11[49] Championship 12 0 1 0 3 0 16 0
Total 13 0 1 0 3 0 17 0
Rotherham United 2011–12[50] League Two 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Total 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Aldershot Town (loan) 2011–12[50] League Two 17 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 2
Aldershot Town 2012–13[51] League Two 34 3 4 0 1 0 2 0 41 3
Total 34 3 4 0 1 0 2 0 41 3
Cheltenham Town 2013–14[52] League Two 39 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 41 4
2014–15[53] League Two 43 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 48 1
Total 82 5 3 0 2 0 2 0 89 5
Exeter City 2015–16[54] League Two 40 1 4 0 2 0 1 0 47 1
2016–17 League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 40 1 4 0 2 0 1 0 47 1
Career total 192 12 12 0 8 0 5 0 217 12
  1. ^ Includes Football League Trophy matches.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Football League Retained List". The Football League. 12 June 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Troy prefers Town to the Cottage". Ipswich Star. 16 October 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ipswich capture Fulham defender". BBC Sport. 2 July 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Brown set for bright Town future". Ipswich Star. 7 August 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Ipswich 0–3 Sheffield United". BBC News. 2 May 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Six youngsters get Ipswich Town deals". BBC Sport. 15 April 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Troy Brown exits Ipswich Town". BBC Sport. 31 May 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Millers move in for Brown". Sky Sports. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Rotherham United 1–0 Oxford United". BBC Sport. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Bees swarm to end Millers' run". Sky Sports. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Aldershot bring defenders Troy Brown and Sonny Bradley". BBC Sport. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "Pittman show inspires U's". Sky Sports. 7 January 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  13. ^ "Dean Beaming as The Shots Cruise". Sky Sports. 26 February 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  14. ^ "Aldershot Town 1 – 1 Dagenham & Redbridge". BBC Sport. 13 April 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  15. ^ "Dean Holdsworth admits interest in defensive pair". Get Hampshire. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  16. ^ "ROTHERHAM UNITED: Troy Brown becomes sixth departure from signings of last summer". The Star. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  17. ^ "Brown leaves Millers for Shots". Sky Sports. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  18. ^ "Plymouth Argyle 0 – 2 Aldershot Town". BBC Sport. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  19. ^ "Aldershot Town 2 – 0 Accrington Stanley". BBC Sport. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  20. ^ "Troy's the boy for Aldershot". Sky Sports. 19 February 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  21. ^ "Only way is up for Shots after Scott rallying cry". Get Hampshire. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  22. ^ "Shrimpers worsen Shots plight". Sky Sports. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  23. ^ "Aldershot Town: Administrators make 13 players redundant". BBC Sport. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  24. ^ "Transfer news: A host of clubs are lining up moves for Aldershot defender Troy Brown". Sky Sports. 22 February 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  25. ^ "Troy Brown Snapped Up". Cheltenham Town F.C. 19 June 2013. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  26. ^ "Squad Numbers Announced". Cheltenham Town F.C. 27 June 2013. Archived from the original on 8 June 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  27. ^ "Cheltenham Town 2 – 2 Burton Albion". BBC Sport. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  28. ^ "Brown return can shore up Robins". Gloucestershire Echo. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  29. ^ "Cheltenham Town 1 – 0 AFC Wimbledon". BBC Sport. 28 September 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  30. ^ "Troy tremendous against the Dons". Gloucestershire Echo. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  31. ^ "Cheltenham Town 1 – 2 Rochdale". BBC Sport. 19 October 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  32. ^ "Football League Team of the Week". Sky Sports. 9 December 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  33. ^ "Morecambe 0 – 1 Cheltenham Town". BBC Sport. 7 December 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  34. ^ "Fleetwood Town 1 – 2 Cheltenham Town". BBC Sport. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  35. ^ "Cheltenham Town 1 – 2 Accrington Stanley". BBC Sport. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  36. ^ "Brown critical of performance". Sky Sports. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  37. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 4 – 3 Cheltenham Town". BBC Sport. 22 March 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  38. ^ "Cheltenham Town 2–0 Tranmere Rovers". BBC Sport. 28 February 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  39. ^ "We're desperate to climb League Two table, says Cheltenham Town stand-in skipper Troy Brown". Gloucestershire Echo. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  40. ^ "Newport County 1 – 1 Cheltenham Town". BBC Sport. 13 March 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  41. ^ "Portsmouth 2 – 2 Cheltenham Town". BBC Sport. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  42. ^ "Cheltenham Town release eight and transfer-list six players". BBC Sport. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  43. ^ "Former Cheltenham Town defender Troy Brown signs for Exeter City". Express & Echo. 3 July 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  44. ^ "Wales 2–2 USA". Football Association of Wales. 20 April 2006. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  45. ^ "Belarus 3–0 Wales". Football Association of Wales. 25 March 2007. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  46. ^ "Wales U19 squad for NI Milk Cup". Football Association of Wales. 24 July 2008. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  47. ^ "Brown Gets First Wales U21 Call". TWTD.co.uk. 29 October 2010. Archived from the original on 8 June 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  48. ^ "Games played by Troy Brown in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  49. ^ "Games played by Troy Brown in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  50. ^ a b "Games played by Troy Brown in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  51. ^ "Games played by Troy Brown in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  52. ^ "Games played by Troy Brown in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  53. ^ "Games played by Troy Brown in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  54. ^ "Games played by Troy Brown in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 

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