Wayne Brown (footballer, born 1988)

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Wayne Brown
Personal information
Full name Wayne Jonathan Brown[1]
Date of birth (1988-08-06) 6 August 1988 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Kingston upon Thames, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 10
Youth career
0002002–2007 Fulham
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Fulham 2 (0)
2008 Brentford (loan) 11 (1)
2009 TPS (loan) 26 (9)
2010 Bristol Rovers (loan) 4 (0)
2010–2012 Bristol Rovers 55 (3)
2013–2014 TPS 40 (8)
2014– SJK 35 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 September 2015.

† Appearances (goals)

Wayne Jonathan Brown (born 6 August 1988) is an English footballer who plays in midfield for SJK.

He is a Fulham FC academy graduate starting at the club from 13 to 21 years old, making his way up through the ranks to the first team and to the premier league. He had loan spells with Brentford, TPS and Bristol Rovers before joining the side on a permanent deal on 25 May 2010. On 13 December 2012 he signed a two-year contract with his former club TPS after rejecting a contract extension at Rovers.

Club career[edit]


Born in Kingston upon Thames, London, Brown is a midfielder that signed his first professional contract with Fulham.[2] Brown made his first appearance for the club's first team in the FA Cup loss to Bristol Rovers on 22 January 2008. He signed a new contract with the Cottagers in January 2008 that will keep him at the club until 2010 and has been highly rated by Fulham reserve team manager Billy McKinlay, who tipped him to be a future star.[3][4] He had a loan spell with Brentford towards the end of the 2007–08 season, making eleven League appearances and scoring his first ever league goal against Grimsby Town.[5] Brown made his Premier-league debut for Fulham against Manchester United at Old Trafford on 18th February 2009 at the age of 21. After his 8 years journey at the club from academy to first team, Brown turn down a one-year contract extension with Fulham to join league one outfit Bristol rovers.

TPS Turku[edit]

In April 2009 season, he joined Finnish side TPS Turku on loan until 16 August 2009 through Roy hodgson Finnish connections.[6] He scored for his new club three minutes into his league debut with a stunning 20 yard volley. On 31st July 2009, he converted a crucial 94th minuets winning penalty against Tampere United which kept TPS in the race for the championship.

Brown's loan with TPS Turku was extended until October to the end of the Finnish Premier League season.[7] On 4th September 2009 he was named Player of the Month for August in the Veikkausliiga. In October he was named in the team of the season, followed by midfielder of the season and also collected the double award of best new comer and player of the season in the Veikkausliiga. He scored 9 goals and 8 assist in 26 league appearances for TPS.[8]

Bristol Rovers[edit]

On 1 February 2010, Brown joined League One side Bristol Rovers on a one-month loan deal.[9] However, after making four appearances for the pirates, he was recalled by Fulham.[10]

During the summer of 2010, Brown joined Bristol Rovers on a two-year deal on a free transfer, and has gone straight into the squad as a regular starting player, after he Impressed in his short loan spell.[11][12] Wayne Brown made his debut on 7 August 2010, in a 3–0 defeat against Peterborough United. He made his home debut on 25 August 2010 in a 2–1 victory against local rivals Yeovil Town. He scored his first goal for Bristol Rovers in a 1–1 draw with Charlton Athletic at The Valley on 23 November 2010. In April, Brown scored in consecutive games for the Pirates in their 2–2 draw to Charlton and their 2–1 loss to Bournemouth.

In late-November, Brown rejected a new contract, announces he was leaving the club in January and is on the verge of returning to Finland.[13]


After a four-year absence, Brown rejoined TPS Turku on a free transfer in his second spell, which will keep him there until August 2014, [14] In his first full season with the club, Brown made his debut in the Europa league qualification rounds and was linked with Thailand side Roi Et United at the end of the season but the move broke down in the final days. Brown made 30 appearances in his first season back at TPS and 10 appearances in his second season before moving to Veikkausliiga team SJk in June 2014. [15][16][17]


In June 2014 Brown joined Finnish side SJK on a two-half year contract. His impact was immediate as they won seven games in a row, moving them up to second in the table behind Finnish champions Helsinki. His first season was a big success as SJK finished second and secured a Europe league place for the 2015 season.


  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Young Whites sign". Fulham Official Website. 19 February 2007. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Brown's breakthrough". Fulham Official Website. 24 January 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Brown signs extension". Fulham Official Website. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Grimsby 1–2 Brentford". BBC Sport. 24 March 2008. Retrieved 14 September 2009. 
  6. ^ "Wayne Brown Loan". Fulham Official Website. 2 April 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Brown loan extended". Fulham Official Website. 20 August 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Wayne Brown palaa TPS-paitaan" (in Finnish). Veikkausliiga. 13 December 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2013. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Bristol Bound". Fulham F.C. 1 February 2010. Archived from the original on 3 February 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Brown back with Fulham". Mirror Football. 15 March 2010. Archived from the original on 2014-01-01. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Bristol Rovers sign Wayne Brown from Fulham". Bristol Post. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "Wayne Brown targets first-team spot with Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "Bristol Rovers midfielder Wayne Brown to leave in January". BBC Sport. 13 December 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "TPS hired Brown" [TPS pestasi Brownin] (in Finnish). MTV3. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  15. ^ "TPS will be forced to get rid of his players kovapalkkaisista" [TPS:n on pakko päästä eroon kovapalkkaisista pelaajistaan] (in Finnish). m.iltalehti. 16 January 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  16. ^ "Wayne Brown, after all, about to Turku" [Wayne Brown jäämässä sittenkin Turkuun] (in Finnish). Official Website of Veikkausliga. 27 February 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-04-14. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  17. ^ "Wayne Brown returned to Tepsin strength training" [Wayne Brown palasi Tepsin treenivahvuuteen] (in Finnish). TPS Television. 26 February 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 

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