Chris Brown (footballer, born 1971)

Chris Brown is a retired English-American footballer who spent most of his career in the USL A-League. He is the co-head coach of the USF Bulls women's soccer team.

Chris Brown
Personal information
Full name Christopher A. Brown
Date of birth (1971-08-16) August 16, 1971 (age 50)
Place of birth London, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Position(s) Defender
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990 Charlotte 49ers
1991–1993 American Eagles
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 TuS Celle 1 (0)
1995 Washington Mustangs
1995–1996 Baltimore Bays (indoor)
1996 Richmond Kickers 12 (0)
1996–1997 Tampa Bay Terror (indoor)
1997–1999 New Orleans Storm 63 (1)
1998Dallas Burn (loan) 1 (0)
1999 Maryland Mania 12 (0)
2000–2004 Richmond Kickers 64 (0)
Teams managed
1997 Tampa Spartans (assistant)
1998–1999 UMBC Retrievers (assistant)
2000–2006 VCU Rams (assistant)
2003–2004 Richmond Kickers (assistant)
2007 USF Bulls (assistant)
2008– USF Bulls
2010 Guyana
*Club domestic league appearances and goals



Born in England, Brown moved to the United States as a child and settled in San Antonio, Texas. In 1990, he began his collegiate career at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In 1991, he transferred to American University.


In 1994, Brown moved to Germany and signed with TuS Celle. In 1995, he returned to the United States where he finished the 1995 USISL outdoor season with the Washington Mustangs. He then signed with the Baltimore Bays for the 1995–1996 USISL indoor season. In 1996, he joined the Richmond Kickers for one season. In the fall of 1996, Brown moved indoors with the Tampa Bay Terror of the National Professional Soccer League. He signed with the New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers on April 4, 1997.[1] In 1998, the Gamblers became the New Orleans Storm. That season, Brown went on loan to the Dallas Burn of Major League Soccer for one game. On February 24, 1999, he signed with the Maryland Mania.[2] In 2000, Brown returned to the Kickers and remained with them until his retirement at the end of the 2004 season.


In 1997, Brown began his coaching career as an assistant with the men's soccer team at the University of Tampa. In 1998, he moved to University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he was an assistant with the women's team. In 2000, he became an assistant coach at Virginia Commonwealth University.[3] In 2003 and 2004, Brown served as a player-assistant coach with the Richmond Kickers in addition to his collegiate coaching responsibilities. In 2007, he became an assistant at the University of South Florida. In 2008, he became co-head coach with his wife Denise Schilte. In 2010, he coached the Guyana women's national football team. In May 2021 Brown was announced as the head coach of Puerto Rico women's national football team in time to prepare for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand[4]


  1. ^ "TRANSACTIONS". The New York Times. 5 April 1997.
  2. ^ "February 24, 1999 Transactions".
  3. ^ "VCU".
  4. ^ "Chris Brown es el nuevo director técnico de la Selección Nacional Femenina Absoluta". 12 May 2021.

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