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Alan James Browne (born 15 April 1995) is an Irish footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Preston North End and Republic of Ireland.[4]

Alan Browne
Alan Browne.jpg
Browne with Preston North End in 2016
Personal information
Full name Alan James Browne[1]
Date of birth (1995-04-15) 15 April 1995 (age 24)[2]
Place of birth Cork, Ireland
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)[3]
Playing position Central Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Preston North End
Number 8
Youth career
Ringmahon Rangers
Cork City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Cork City 0 (0)
2014– Preston North End 173 (25)
National team
2013–2015 Republic of Ireland U19 9 (0)
2014–2017 Republic of Ireland U21 11 (3)
2017– Republic of Ireland 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:14, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 January 2016

Contents

CareerEdit

Cork CityEdit

Browne joined the Cork City U19 squad prior to the start of the 2012–13 season, graduating to the senior squad the following season.[2] He was named on the substitutes' bench twice in the 2013 season for games against Sligo Rovers and Drogheda United, however he failed to make a first-team appearance for the club before leaving.[5]

Preston North EndEdit

Browne signed an 18-month contract with Preston North End in League One, joining them on 1 January 2014.[4]

He made his first-team debut on 25 March 2014, coming on as a substitute in a 3–1 victory against Peterborough United with the score at 1–1, and making a contribution and work ethic that drew praise from manager Simon Grayson.[6][7]

In 2015, Browne was involved in the play-off final win, which saw Preston promoted to the Championship.[8]

Browne became a major part of the Preston squad throughout the 2017–18 season, scoring 8 goals. This led to him earning the clubs Player of the Year award.[9]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 6 April 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Cork City 2013[10] LOI Premier Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Preston North End 2013–14[11] League One 8 1 0 0 1[a] 0 9 1
2014–15[12] League One 20 3 4 0 2 0 6[b] 0 32 3
2015–16[13] Championship 36 3 1 0 3 0 40 3
2016–17[14] Championship 31 0 1 0 3 0 35 0
2017–18[15] Championship 44 7 2 2 1 0 47 9
2018–19[16] Championship 34 11 1 0 2 0 37 11
Career totals 173 25 9 2 11 0 7 0 200 27
  1. ^ Appearances in League One play-offs
  2. ^ Two appearances in League One play-offs, four in Football League Trophy

InternationalEdit

As of match played 28 May 2018[17]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Republic of Ireland 2017 1 0
2018 2 0
Total 3 0

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Football League Limited: Club list of registered players as at 16th May 2015" (PDF). The Football League. 16 May 2015. p. 56. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Alan Browne: Profile". Cork City. Archived from the original on 29 March 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Alan Browne". 11v11. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Alan Browne: Preston North End sign ex-Cork City midfielder". BBC. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Alan Browne: Profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Preston North End 3 Peterborough United 1". BBC. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Simon Grayson: "I Am Pleased Now!"". Preston North End. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Preston North End 4–0 Swindon Town". BBC Sport. 24 May 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Player Of The Year Awards 2018". Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  10. ^ "A. Browne". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Games played by Alan Browne in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Games played by Alan Browne in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Games played by Alan Browne in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  14. ^ "Games played by Alan Browne in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  15. ^ "Games played by Alan Browne in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Games played by Alan Browne in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  17. ^ "Alan Browne NFT". National Football Teams. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  18. ^ Middleton, Nathan (24 May 2015). "Preston North End 4–0 Swindon Town". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

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