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Scott Brown (Scottish footballer)

Scott Brown (Scottish footballer)
Brown playing for Celtic
Personal information
Full nameScott Brown
Date of birth25 June 1985(age 31)
Place of birthDunfermline, Scotland
Height1.75 m (5 ft 8.9 in)
Playing positionCentral Midfielder / Right Midfielder
Club information
Current clubCeltic
Number8

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Scott Brown (born 25 June 1985) is a Scottish footballer who currently plays for Scottish Premier League club Celtic and the Scotland national football team as a midfielder. Brown started his career with Scottish Premier League club Hibernian. In 2007, he moved to Celtic for a fee of £4.4million, the highest transfer fee paid between two Scottish clubs. He was appointed as captain in February 2010, taking over from Stephen McManus.

Brown's first and only trophy with Hibs was the 2007 Scottish League Cup, in this season he also won the SFWA Young Player of the Year award. In the 2007-08 season, his first with Celtic, he helped the club win the SPL title for the third consecutive year. Then in 2009 he won his second Scottish League Cup and was also won the SPFA Players' Player of the Year award. In 2011 he won the Scottish Cup, this was his first trophy as captain of Celtic.

Brown played for Scotland at under-19 and under-21 levels before making his full debut in November 2005, aged 20. He did not play for Scotland again until March 2007 but has since been a regular in the squad. He scored his first goal on 5 September 2009 in a 2010 World Cup qualification win over Macedonia.


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