6ft3 striker Chris Brown joined Norwich City from Sunderland
on 11th January 2007 for a fee reported to be £325,000.
A product of the youth set-up at the Stadium of Light and a former
England youth international playing alongisde Lee
Croft, Chris had has scored 11 goals in 35 starts for the
Black Cats and also enjoyed successful loan spells with Hull and
Doncaster, helping the latter to promotion in 2004. He is the
son of former Sunderland player Alan Brown.
Brown, 22, signed a two-and-a-half-year deal after passing a
medical and agreeing personal terms with the Canaries
He was sent off on his full debut during the 1-1 FA Cup Fourth
Round draw at Blackpool. Injury curtailed much of Chris' opportunities
during 2006/7 limiting him to 7 appearances
Chris scored his first goal for Norwich in the 2-1 defeat at
Burnley on 23rd October 2007
Speculation in the first week of January 2008 had it that Brown
would join Preston for £200,000 although Doncastor Rovers
were also linked to him. In the end, Brown signed for Preston
for £400,000 on 10th January 2008. He made 24 appearances
for Norwich, 17 during the 2007/8 season but had scored just one
goal. He made his debut for Preston in the 1-0 win over Watford
on 12th January 2008
Chris and Preston were relegated to League One on 25th April
2011 following a 1-0 home defeat to Cardiff. Chris was released
by Preston as of the end of June 2011
Despite interest from Peterborough, Chris signed a two year contract
with Doncaster on 14th July 2011. Chris scored 11 goals in 2012/13
as Doncaster won the League One title and returned to the Championship.
Doncaster were relegated back to League One on the last day of
the Championshp season (3rd May 2014) despite Brown's nine goals
in 43 games..
On 23rd June 2014, Chris signed a two year contract with Blackburn
Rovers. Brown said "I heard about the interest and I wanted
to get it done as soon as possible. I'm delighted to have signed.
I had a look around the training ground and it blows you away
really. [last year] was my most consistent season and I enjoyed
working with [Doncaster manager] Paul Dickov and his staff. I'm
thankful because when I was fit, I seemed to be in the team. I
thought that, for a lot of the season, I was playing some of my
best football. I'm coming to a team that are genuine promotion
contenders in my opinion and I want to be a part of it."
On 21st May 2016, it was announced that Brown and seven other players were free to leave the club at the end of their contract in June 2016, although of course any new manager might choose to re-sign them. he had played 41 games for Rovers without scoring.
Brown signed for Bury on 5th August 2016 on a one year deal.