Ged began his career with Tranmere making 238 appearances and
scoring 20 goals in the period 1990-1996. A move to Maine Road
in 1996/97 brought another 43 games and 4 more goals until he
fell out of favour with manager Joe Royle.
Following injuries to Shaun Carey, Neil
Adams and Mike Milligan early in
the 1998/99 season, manager Bruce Rioch
entered the transfer market to bring Manchester City's dissatisfied
midfielder Ged Brannon to Carrow Road. He made his first appearance
in a Yellow shirt in the Reserve team clash at Charlton on 19th
August 1998. A total of 12 games were played for the Norwich first
After two months at Carrow Road, Bruce Rioch decided not to sign
Ged on a permanent contract as Adams and Milligan had returned
to fitness. Thanking Ged for his contribution to the Norwich cause,
Rioch revealed that Ged was not the style or type of player that
he thought the Norwich midfield needed now that injury worries
had diminished. On his return to Maine Road on 26th October 1998,
Ged immediately parted company with Manchester City and signed
for Scottish side Motherwell for £376,000.
Ged received an international call up to play for the Cayman Isles
on the 29th February 2000. Other league players called up include
Fulham duo Barry Hayles and Wayne Collins, Birmingham's Martin
O'Connor and Chesterfield's Jason Lee although not all of them
accepted. However intervention by FIFA put an end to this scheme
by the Cayman Isles.
In December 2000, it was reported that Ged and fellow Motherwell
player John Spencer were expected to head for the USA at the end
of the season and join the Miami Fusion on a Bosman transfer.
However this move may be scuppered by the opportunity to return
to North West England with either Tranmere or Wigan who have both
been linked via Teamtalk.
Motherwell's financial situation meant that they could not risk
losing out on a potential fee for Brannon. Thus on February 16th
2001, Ged signed for Bruce Rioch's Wigan
Out of favour at Wigan at the beginning of 2003, Ged returned
to Scotland signing on loan for Dunfermline. He returned to Wigan
at the end of the season but was sidelined, playing only for the
Reserves. In mid-September 2003, he joined Rochdale on a month's
loan. He replaces midfielder Robert Betts with whom Dale could
not agree a new contract. Although Alan Buckley (the Rochdale
manager) rates Brannan highly and would like to extend the loan,
the move is unlikely to become permanent as Rochdale could not
afford him. Ceefax reported on 9th October that Ged was likely
to extend his stay at Spotland. This lasted for a second month
with Ged returning in early November. On 25th November 2003, Ged
signed a two year deal with Accrington Stanley.
At the end of September 2005 and no longer part of Stanley's
first team plans, Ged and Accrington parted company by mutual
consent. By early October, he had signed for Radcliffe Borough.
A month later and Ged was back in the Conference, having signed
for Morecambe. Following Morecambe F.C's promotion to the football
league after a 2-1 victory over Exeter City, Brannan announced
his retirement from the game after leading the team up to collect
their winners medals and play-off trophy.
Ged Brannan came out of retirement in November 2007 to sign for
Vauxhall Motors of the Blue Square Conference North. In October
2008, he moved to their Conference North rivals Burscough to be