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Chris Brown

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Norwich Career: 2007-2008 (24 appearances, 1 goal)
Current Club: Bury
Date of Birth: 11/12/1984 (Durham) 
Nationality: English

Biography

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.


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