Chris Brown (footballer, born 1984)

Chris Brown
Personal information
Full nameChristopher Alan Brown
Date of birth (1984-12-11) 11 December 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Doncaster, England
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing positionStriker
Senior career*
2003-2004→ Doncaster Rovers (loan)22(10)
2005→ Hull City (loan)13(1)
2007-2008Norwich City18(1)
2008-2011Preston North End107(18)
2011-2014Doncaster Rovers87(19)
2014-2016Blackburn Rovers37(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:55, 29 May 2016 (UTC).


Christopher Alan “Chris” Dark brown (given birth to 11 Dec 1984) can be an British footballer who has as a forwards and happens to be a free of charge agent

Playing career


Blessed in Doncaster, Dark brown was a prolific goalscorer at college and youngsters level, Dark brown rose through the youngsters ranks on the group he supported being a guy, Sunderland, building his debut for the under-19 group at age just 15. Nevertheless, Brown experienced a setback in 2002 when he broken his cruciate ligament whilst playing for the reserve aspect, forcing him to skip the whole 2002/2003 period. During this period Sunderland had been relegated in the Premier League.After making an effective recovery, Dark brown was promoted towards the Sunderland first team, and was allocated the quantity 31 shirt for the club's first season back the First Department. During the time of year, Dark brown was loaned to Doncaster Rovers, where he produced 22 looks during his seven-month stay, rating 10 goals. Dark brown ended the growing season having a Nationwide Department Three winners medal, completing four points before future golf club Hull Town, who completed second.Dark brown was handed the quantity 20 squad quantity in Sunderland for the 04/05 time of year, numerous tipping Dark brown to break through in to the initial team that time of year as the golf club bounced back again from a play-off beat to Crystal Palace the entire year below. Dark brown was called as an unused replacement for the visit to Plymouth on 21 August and officially Dark brown produced his debut for Sunderland on 21 Sept, scoring double in the 3–3 pull with Crewe Alexandra in the Little league Glass. Although Sunderland dropped the overall game on fines, Dark brown impressed plenty of to maintain his place for the visit to Leeds United four times later, with the overall game resuling inside a 1–0 triumph for Sunderland.Dark brown featured through the entire time of year for Sunderland, building 14 starts and 23 alternative appearances, rating 7 goals. Although primarily being used as an alternative during the 1st half of the growing season, Dark brown enjoyed a protracted run in the medial side towards the finish of the marketing campaign, as Sunderland clinched the recently renamed Football Group Championship name and won advertising. By the end of the growing season, Dark brown was beaten by teammate Stephen Elliott for the club's "youthful player of the entire year" award.Brown presented for Sunderland through the pre-season tour folks and Canada, though was informed by supervisor Mick McCarthy that he had a need to gain additional first team encounter on mortgage at another golf club. Brown produced a second-half alternative appearance against Liverpool at Anfield on 20 August and later on joined Championship part Hull Town on mortgage on 8 Sept until January. Dark brown battled during his period in the KC Stadium nevertheless, rating once against Reading in 13 looks, and was recalled by Sunderland in November. After three looks back again at Sunderland nevertheless, Brown found a personal injury which would sideline him until March, where time Sunderland appeared destined for relegation after a tragedy of a time of year.

Norwich City

Brown finished a £325,000 proceed to Norwich about 11 January 2007, signing a two-and-a-half-year agreement. Upon putting your signature on he was allocated the quantity 14 t-shirt previously put on by Leon McKenzie. He was delivered off for another bookable offence on his begin for Norwich.He made his debut as an alternative in the 3–1 little league beat against Plymouth and made his whole debut against Blackpool in the FA Glass 4th circular although he was sent off in the next half. Soon after his suspension system he experienced a hamstring damage which disrupted the beginning of his Norwich profession.On 23 Oct 2007, in his 20th appearance for the membership in all tournaments, Dark brown opened his Norwich Town account with an objective against Burnley within a 2–1 defeat.

Preston North End

On 10 January 2008, Dark brown completed a £400,000 Proceed to Preston North End. Dark brown produced his debut against Watford and received the person from the match prize after an extraordinary performance.

Doncaster Rovers

On 7 July 2011, Dark brown joined Doncaster Rovers on a free of charge transfer after his agreement with Preston North End ended.

Blackburn Rovers

On 23 June 2014, Dark brown signed a two-year cope with Blackburn Rovers. In Mid-September, it had been reported Chris was choosing medical operation on his leg and will come back within 6 weeks. Dark brown received a reddish colored card after simply 10 minutes within a 2–1 Rovers success apart to Newport on 18 January.Brown continues to be the main topic of derision from Rovers enthusiasts for failing woefully to score an individual objective since joining the golf club.Brown premiered by Blackburn Rovers in the summertime of 2016.


Brown joined Group One aspect Bury in August 2016, signing a one-year deal with a choice for an additional year. He's however to feature at any level for the first-team by December 2016 because of recovery from leg surgery.

Career statistics

By 23 Dec 2016. Club figures Club Season Group FA Cup Group Cup Various other Total Department Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Doncaster Rovers (mortgage) 2003–04 Department Three 22 10 0 0 0 0 — 22 10 Sunderland 2004–05 Tournament 37 5 2 0 1 2 — 40 7 2005–06 Top Group 13 1 0 0 0 0 — 13 1 2006–07 Tournament 16 3 0 0 0 0 — 16 3 Total 66 9 2 0 1 2 — 69 11 Hull Town (mortgage) 2005–06 Tournament 13 1 0 0 0 0 — 13 1 Norwich Town 2006–07 Tournament 4 0 3 0 — — 7 0 2007–08 Tournament 14 1 — 3 0 — 17 1 Total 18 1 3 0 3 0 — 24 1 Preston North End 2007–08 Tournament 17 5 2 0 — — 19 5 2008–09 Tournament 30 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 32 6 2009–10 Tournament 43 6 2 1 3 4 — 48 11 2010–11 Tournament 16 1 1 0 3 0 — 20 1 Total 106 18 5 1 6 4 2 0 119 23 Doncaster Rovers 2011–12 Tournament 11 2 0 0 1 1 — 12 3 2012–13 Group One 36 8 2 1 2 1 2 1 42 11 2013–14 Tournament 40 9 1 0 2 0 — 43 9 Total 87 19 3 1 5 2 2 1 97 23 Blackburn Rovers 2014–15 Tournament 20 0 1 0 0 0 — 21 0 2015–16 Tournament 17 0 2 0 1 0 — 20 0 Total 37 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 41 0 Bury 2016–17 Group One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Profession total 349 58 16 2 16 8 4 1 385 69 ^ Performances in Football Group play-offs ^ Performances in Football Group Trophy


Paintball shooting

On 7 Sept 2004, shortly before Brown's debut for Sunderland, Dark brown was cautioned by Northumbria Law enforcement along with teammates Sean Taylor and Ryan Bell for firing paintballs at passers-by from an automobile. The trio had been initially suspended from the golf club during investigations, and had been fined and handed created warnings for his or her behaviour. Throughout a declaration, the trio stated these were "humiliated" by their behavior, and apologised for his or her actions. [1] Dark brown produced his debut the same day time his good was announced on 21 Sept 2004 and continued to be a first-team regular until his departure through the golf club.

Sex tape scandal

On 7 Dec 2006, tabloid paper SUNLIGHT reported Dark brown, along with teammates Ben Alnwick and Liam Lawrence had filmed themselves within an orgy using a brunette female known as 'Stevie'. In the video, Dark brown movies his teammates perform intimate acts on the lady aswell as themselves, and it is said to provide "Match of your day" design commentary throughout. Previous Sunderland midfielder Martin Woods also features in the tape partly clothed, along with two various other men. In mention of the watching guys, Dark brown reportedly responses “Right here’s the guys — the viewing faithful — weekly unfailingly.”On 8 Dec, SUNLIGHT reported that the lady in the video was simply 16 years of age, with the lady claiming she had simply no idea she had been filmed.


Doncaster Rovers (mortgage) Football Little league Third Department (IV) Champions: 2004 Sunderland Soccer League Tournament (II) Champions: 2005, 2007 Doncaster Rovers Little league 1 Champions: 2012–13