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Full Name: Jonathan Brown
Normal Position: Midfielder
Height: 5' 11"
Born: 17/04/1990 (Bridgend, Wales)

Born in Bridgend, Brown attended the Archbishop McGrath School as a youngster. Brown also competed in various sports including rugby and athletics and was Welsh 100m champion at the 12–14 age group after taking part in the Welsh games.
Brown's father Steve was captain of the Wales youth rugby team between 1976–1977.

Brown was originally spotted by Liverpool scout Gwyn James but was unable to sign for the Merseyside club, due to a rule meaning youth players must sign with a team within one and a half hours of their home, so he recommended him to Cardiff City. Having worked his way through the youth system at Cardiff, Brown made his first team debut against Welshpool Town in the FAW Premier Cup where he scored the only goal of the game with a free-kick to send the Bluebirds into the semi-final, becoming the first Bridgend-born player to play for Cardiff since Billy Rees. He made his league debut for Cardiff on 12 February 2008 against Coventry City when he came off the bench in the closing minutes and made a second appearance later in the season, coming on as a substitute again during a 3–1 win over Blackpool. At the end of the season he was rewarded with a one year deal at the club, his first professional contract. Brown was the latest in a long line of recent youth players to have broken into the first team with the Bluebirds such as Joe Ledley, Chris Gunter, Darcy Blake and Aaron Ramsey.

Having not made an appearance for Cardiff during the 2008–09 season, Brown joined Wrexham on a two-month loan deal. He made his debut on 29 November in a 2–1 win over Stevenage Borough, setting up Jefferson Louis to score Wrexham's first goal before being replaced after 88 minutes by Shaun Whalley. He scored his first goal for the club in his very next game when he scored in the 90th minute to give Wrexham a 2–1 win over Kettering Town. On Christmas Eve, Brown was involved in a road accident while travelling back to Wrexham. On his way back from South Wales, Brown's car overturned near Welshpool and he was forced to break one of the vehicles windows in order to escape. Brown kept the incident a secret from Wrexham manager Dean Saunders until after he had played against Barrow on boxing day two days later.
Having been a first team regular during his initial loan spell, in early January it was confirmed that his loan deal had been extended by one month and at the end of the January transfer window the two clubs agreed for the loan deal to last until the end of the season. After the extended deal was agreed, manager Dean Saunders praised the impact Brown had at the side since arriving at the North Wales side. In his next game for the club, Brown scored his fourth goal of the season when he scored direct from a free-kick as Wrexham won 3–2 over Grays Athletic. In total, Brown made 27 appearances in all competitions for the club, scoring four times before returning to Cardiff, where he was released.

Following his released, Brown spent time on trial at League One side Leyton Orient, playing one half in their 5–4 pre-season win over Billericay Town. He was not offered a permanent deal with the side and instead joined Welsh Football League Division One side Bryntirion Athletic, making his debut in a 2–1 win over Afan Lido on 22 August 2009. Brown remained at the club until November, making his final appearance in a 3–2 win over Goytre on 7 November.

Having spent time on trial at the club, in December 2009 he joined Australian A-League side Central Coast Mariners on a contract until the end of the 2009–10 season, with the option of a possible two-year deal. However, he was released at the end of the season without making an appearance for the first team.

Brown signed for Bath City on January 31, 2011. Following a 6 month spell at the Somerset club, Brown signed for Southport FC, on 2nd July, 2011, ready for the 2011/12 season.

Brown has been a regular at various youth levels for Wales and was part of the under-19 squad that took part in the Milk Cup in 2007. He made his under-21 debut against Malta U21 on 5 February 2008, scoring his first goal for the under-21 side on 31 March 2009 in a 5–1 win over Luxembourg.

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Season Date From To Value
2011/2012 31/01/2012 Southport AFC TELFORD UNITED Loan
2011/2012 28/07/2011 UNATTACHED Southport

Statistics include the following competitions
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Challenge Cup, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
2011/2012 13114
Total 13 11 4

Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
24/01/2012 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 0 - 2
21/01/2012 LeagueH LUTON TOWN 3 - 3
10/01/2012 Liverpool Senior Cup / QFA PRESCOT CABLES 2 - 2
05/01/2012 LeagueA CAMBRIDGE UNITED 0 - 3
01/01/2012 LeagueH FLEETWOOD TOWN 0 - 6
26/12/2011 LeagueA FLEETWOOD TOWN 2 - 2
17/12/2011 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 3 - 1
10/12/2011 FA Trophy / 1H ALFRETON TOWN 0 - 4
06/12/2011 LeagueA WREXHAM 0 - 2
03/12/2011 LeagueH ALFRETON TOWN 2 - 1
29/11/2011 LeagueH FOREST GREEN ROVERS 1 - 3
26/11/2011 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 0
19/11/2011 LeagueH BATH CITY 2 - 1
15/11/2011 Lancashire Junior Cup / 2A LANCASTER CITY 1 - 2
12/11/2011 FA Cup / 1H BARNET 1 - 2
05/11/2011 LeagueA KETTERING TOWN 3 - 2
29/10/2011 FA Cup / 4QH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 0
22/10/2011 LeagueH TAMWORTH 1 - 1
18/10/2011 LeagueA GATESHEAD 3 - 2
15/10/2011 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 3 - 1
11/10/2011 LeagueH YORK CITY 1 - 1
08/10/2011 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 3 - 0
01/10/2011 LeagueH CAMBRIDGE UNITED 1 - 0
27/09/2011 LeagueA DARLINGTON 3 - 0
24/09/2011 LeagueH BRAINTREE TOWN 0 - 4
20/09/2011 LeagueH WREXHAM 0 - 0
17/09/2011 LeagueA FOREST GREEN ROVERS 3 - 2
10/09/2011 LeagueA BATH CITY 2 - 1
03/09/2011 LeagueH AFC TELFORD UNITED 3 - 2
29/08/2011 LeagueH BARROW 2 - 1
27/08/2011 LeagueA KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS 0 - 2
23/08/2011 LeagueH GATESHEAD 1 - 3
20/08/2011 LeagueA LUTON TOWN 1 - 5
16/08/2011 LeagueA ALFRETON TOWN 0 - 0
13/08/2011 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 2 - 2
23/07/2011 Liverpool Senior Cup / FinalH EVERTON 2 - 0

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
10/01/2012Liverpool Senior Cup / QFA PRESCOT CABLES 2 - 2
17/12/2011LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 3 - 1
15/11/2011Lancashire Junior Cup / 2A LANCASTER CITY 1 - 2
20/08/2011LeagueA LUTON TOWN 1 - 5