Lee Brown
Lee Brown

Lee James Brown (born 10 August 1990) is an English skilled footballer who performs as a left-back for League One membership AFC Wimbledon.

Brown previously performed for Queens Park Rangers, Salisbury Metropolis, Hayes & Yeading United and Bristol Rovers, spending seven seasons with the latter membership and amassing 321 appearances earlier than becoming a member of Portsmouth after which AFC Wimbledon.

He has performed for the England C nationwide crew.

Profession

Queens Park Rangers

Brown labored his means via the youth crew of Queens Park Rangers, incomes an expert contract in July 2008 having been a part of the Soccer League Youth Alliance profitable aspect the earlier season.[2]

He spent the primary half of the 2009–10 season on mortgage at administration-stricken Salisbury Metropolis of the Convention Nationwide, together with teammate Joe Oastler.[3] He made fourteen appearances for the membership, together with twelve begins, earlier than returning to Loftus Highway earlier than the top of the calendar yr. On 24 April 2010 he made his debut within the Soccer League, changing Tamás Priskin instead in a 1–0 win over Barnsley at Oakwell.[4]

On the finish of the season Neil Warnock supplied him a brand new one-year deal, which he duly signed.[5] “Lee Brown has emerged as an thrilling prospect from the QPR youth system lately and was rewarded with a one-year deal at QPR in 2009. He, together with a number of children got the chance to coach with the primary crew within the latter a part of the 2008–09 season, after impressing within the reserves. The left-back performed an necessary function in QPR’s pre-season of 2009–10 and was subsequently given his first squad quantity in gentle of the dearth of full-backs on the membership. Brown, together with fellow defender Joe Oastler, was loaned out to Convention Premier aspect Salisbury Metropolis. His keep there was curtailed on account of Salisbury being unable to resume their mortgage offers”

In September 2010, Brown joined Hayes & Yeading United on mortgage, initially for one month[6] earlier than being prolonged for a second.[7] Brown returned to Church Highway on switch deadline day in a mortgage deal till the top of the 2010–11 marketing campaign, snubbing the same transfer to League One aspect Leyton Orient.[8]

Bristol Rovers

2011–2014

Brown was launched by QPR following the 2010–11 season[9] and went on to signal a 2-year contract with lately relegated League Two outfit Bristol Rovers.[10]

On 6 August 2011, Brown made his Bristol Rovers debut within the opening sport of the season, stay on Sky Sports activities, in opposition to AFC Wimbledon. Rovers received the sport 3–2. In his first season at Rovers he appeared in 42 league video games and scored seven targets because the membership rotated a tough first half to the season, which resulted within the sacking of supervisor Paul Buckle who was changed by Mark McGhee, to complete in a snug, albeit disappointing, thirteenth place.

On 18 July 2012, Brown signed an extension to his Bristol Rovers contract to maintain him on the Memorial Stadium till the summer time of 2014.[11] He was once more a daily for Rovers as he made 39 league appearances, scoring thrice. For Rovers, the season was once more a wrestle within the first half, spending two completely different spells within the relegation zone resulting in the dismissal of Mark McGhee. He was changed by the returning John Ward who efficiently guided Rovers to 14th in League Two.

Brown’s third season at Bristol Rovers began with the membership among the many pre-season favourites for promotion. The season proved to be a catastrophe for Rovers because the membership was relegated out of the Soccer League for the primary time since becoming a member of it in 1920. Brown made 41 appearances, scoring twice.

Regardless of attracting curiosity from fellow Soccer League sides, Brown signed a brand new contract with Rovers in July 2014.[12] Brown said “I believed I needed to give one thing again to [the fans]” and that supervisor Darrell Clarke, who had changed John Ward towards the top of the earlier season and had performed alongside Brown at Salisbury Metropolis in 2009, “has acquired to take a variety of credit score for me staying”. On 14 October 2014, he made his worldwide debut, representing England C in a 2–0 defeat to Turkey B in Istanbul.[13]

2015–2018

Brown achieved promotion to the Soccer league through a play-off victory within the 2015 Convention Premier play-off Ultimate, the primary membership to realize an immediate return since 2005. After a 1–1 draw with Grimsby City, Rovers received 5–3 on penalties with Brown scoring Rovers’ third.[14]

The 2015–16 season was arguably his finest season ever as a footballer as he performed each minute of Rovers’ video games. He scored 6 targets over the course of the season after opening his tally in a 3–1 dwelling win in opposition to Barnet.[15] On 14 April 2016, Brown signed a brand new and improved take care of the membership.[16] His final aim of the season proved to be crucial as his 92nd-minute winner within the final sport of the season in opposition to Dagenham & Redbridge made Rovers a League One aspect as soon as once more.[17]

Brown scored his first aim of the 2016–17 season in an FA Cup first spherical tie in opposition to Crawley City, putting an outstanding shot from 35 yards into the underside left nook.[18]

Brown began on the opening day of the 2017–18 season in a 1–0 defeat to Charlton Athletic.[19] He additionally performed the next Tuesday in a 4–1 EFL Cup victory over Cambridge United during which he acquired two assists; a 40-yard cross to Billy Bodin for the primary aim and a pleasant cross to Ellis Harrison for the third aim.[20] Following the 1–1 draw with Wigan Athletic, it was confirmed that Brown would depart Rovers on the finish of the season, having remodeled 321 appearances for the membership, as a way to be nearer to London. Supervisor Darrell Clarke confirmed his final sport, the forthcoming dwelling fixture with Gillingham, would see Brown take the captain’s armband.[21]

Portsmouth

On 11 June 2018, Portsmouth introduced that they had signed Brown on a two-year deal from Bristol Rovers on a free switch. He formally turned a Pompey participant on 1 July 2018 when his contract with Bristol Rovers expired.[22] In March 2019, he received his first piece of silverware when Portsmouth received the 2018–19 EFL Trophy, defeating league rivals Sunderland 5–4 on penalties following a 2–2 draw after further time.[23]

On 3 August 2020, Brown signed a two-year contract extension.[24]

AFC Wimbledon

On 28 January 2022, Brown joined fellow League One aspect AFC Wimbledon on a free switch.[25]

Profession statistics

As of match performed 26 February 2022
Appearances and targets by membership, season and competitors
Membership Season League FA Cup League Cup Different Whole
Division Apps Objectives Apps Objectives Apps Objectives Apps Objectives Apps Objectives
Queens Park Rangers 2009–10[26] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11[27] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Whole 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Salisbury Metropolis (mortgage) 2009–10[26] Convention Premier 13 0 1 0 0 0 14 0
Hayes & Yeading United 2010–11[27] Convention Premier 28 3 1 0 0 0 29 3
Whole 41 3 2 0 0 0 43 3
Bristol Rovers 2011–12[28] League Two 42 7 3 0 2 0 1[a] 0 48 7
2012–13[29] League Two 39 3 1 0 1 0 1[a] 0 42 3
2013–14[30] League Two 41 2 5 0 1 0 1[a] 0 48 2
2014–15[31] Convention Premier 46 2 1 0 3[b] 0 50 2
2015–16[32] League Two 46 6 1 0 1 0 2[a] 0 50 6
2016–17[33] League One 41 0 3 1 2 0 2[c] 0 47 1
2017–18[34] League One 32 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 35 1
Whole 287 21 15 1 9 0 10 0 321 22
Portsmouth 2018–19[35] League One 44 0 4 0 0 0 3[c] 0 51 0
2019–20 League One 16 1 2 0 1 0 2[c] 0 21 1
2020–21 League One 32 2 1 0 1 0 1[c] 0 35 2
2021–22 League One 19 3 2 0 0 0 3[c] 0 24 3
Whole 111 6 9 0 2 0 9 0 131 6
AFC Wimbledon 2021–22 League One 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Profession whole 448 30 26 1 11 0 19 0 505 31

Honours

Bristol Rovers

  • Convention Premier play-offs: 2015
  • Soccer League Two third-place promotion: 2015–16[36]

Portsmouth

  • EFL Trophy: 2018–19;[37] runner-up: 2019–20[38]

  • Profile on the Portsmouth F.C. web site
  • Lee Brown at Soccerbase Edit this at Wikidata


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