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Jason Brown
Personal information
Full name Jason Roy Brown
Date of birth May 18, 1982 (1982-05-18) (age 27)
Place of birth Southwark, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Blackburn Rovers
Number 32
Youth career
2000–2001 Charlton Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2006 Gillingham 126 (0)
2006– Blackburn Rovers 6 (0)
National team
2002–2004 Wales U21 7 (0)
2006– Wales 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:38, Saturday 13 March 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:53, Monday 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Jason Roy Brown (born 18 May 1982 in Southwark, England) is a Wales international football goalkeeper who plays for Blackburn Rovers of the Premier League.[1]




Charlton Athletic

Brown started his career at then-Premier League club Charlton Athletic where he came through the youth system.


Unable to make the first team squad at The Valley, he moved to Gillingham following a successful trial shortly before transfer deadline day in the 2001/02 season. Although he started on the bench for Gillingham, some poor performances by Vince Bartram meant that Brown started the final 10 games of the season.

During the 2002/03 season Brown made 44 starts in all competitions as he was firmly established as the Gills' first choice goalkeeper. During the season, Brown gained international recognition as he won his first Wales U-21 cap.

Injury and lack of form meant that Brown did not make as many appearance as he liked over the next two seasons, although he still managed 38 league starts in those two seasons, and he made, but later withdrew, a transfer request.

At the beginning of the 2005/06 season, with the Gills relegated to League One, new Gillingham manager Neale Cooper signed established goalkeeper Tony Bullock from SPL side Dundee United. A pre-season knee injury to Bullock, however, allowed Brown to cement his place in the team, and his good form was rewarded with a call-up to the full Welsh squad, although he did not play. During the same season Brown was also involved in controversy when he reported racial abuse he had suffered from fans during a match at Chesterfield to the FA, and later stated in an interview that the Association had taken no action, claiming that they "had stuck it in a big file and got on with worrying about what Sven-Göran Eriksson is having for dinner"

Brown was voted the fans' player of the year for his performances during the 2005/06 season and was named in the Wales team for a friendly against a Basque XI on May 20th, although he ended up pulling out of the match due to the birth of his first child. Brown eventually made his full Welsh debut in a friendly against Trinidad and Tobago on 27 May 2006.[2]

Blackburn Rovers

Brown signed for Blackburn Rovers the following month [3]. He made his debut for Blackburn on 1 October 2006 as a substitute in a 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic and saved a penalty, but did not appear in a league game again until 27 September 2008. He is currently the second choice goalkeeper in the Blackburn squad. As of 16 March 2010, he had made 13 appearances for Blackburn Rovers, appearing in 6 Premier League matches, and 7 cup games.


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