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Marcus Trevor Browning (born 22 April 1971) is a footballer and coach who plays as a midfielder.

Marcus Browning
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Browning playing for Bath City in 2010
Personal information
Full name Marcus Trevor Browning
Date of birth (1971-04-22) 22 April 1971 (age 48)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Bath City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1997 Bristol Rovers 174 (13)
1989Gloucester City (loan)
1990Weymouth (loan)
1991Gloucester City (loan)
1992Hereford United (loan) 7 (5)
1997–1999 Huddersfield Town 33 (0)
1998Gillingham (loan) 1 (0)
1999–2002 Gillingham 77 (3)
2002–2007 Bournemouth 188 (3)
2007–2009 Weymouth 21 (0)
2009–2010 Bath City
2010– Poole Town
National team
1996–1997 Wales 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:10, 11 May 2012 (UTC)


Browning, a defensive midfielder, was born in Bristol and began his career at Bristol Rovers. He then played for Gillingham and Huddersfield Town before joining Bournemouth in 2002. Within a few months of his Bournemouth career he had to play in goal twice when on both occasions goalkeeper Chris Tardif had to go off injured. The first such occasion was a League Cup tie against Brentford which they went on to lose on penalties,[1] and the second was a league match against Hull City which finished 0-0.[2][3]

He was released by Bournemouth in May 2007.

In July 2007, Browning joined up with former Bournemouth teammate Jason Tindall as part of the backroom staff at then Conference National team Weymouth. Over two seasons at Weymouth, he played 21 games.

In June 2009, it was agreed in principle that Weymouth would come to a settlement over paying out the year Browning had left on his current contract as new Weymouth manager Matty Hale had brought in his own backroom staff. After leaving Weymouth, he signed for Bath City, making his debut in a 4–3 defeat to Chelmsford City.[4]

On Thursday 5 November 2009 it was confirmed that Browning had returned to Dean Court as a youth coach. Browning, who made more than 200 appearances for the club between 2002 and 2007, works with the U18s on a part-time basis, his appointment funded with the help of Brockenhurst College, while continuing playing, initially with Bath City in the Conference South, and from December 2010 with Poole Town. He has 3 children, one playing for Poole town first team and under 18's named Morgan Browning


Bath City
  • play off final winners 2003, Bournemouth
  • play off final winners 1999, Gillingham


  • Roger Triggs (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7524-2243-X.
  1. ^ "Brentford edge out Cherries". BBC. 9 September 2002. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Bournemouth 0-0 Hull". BBC. 21 December 2002. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  3. ^ "AFC Bournemouth feature: No one else fancied it so I just put the gloves on and went in". 14 October 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Chelmsford City 4-3 Bath City". Chelmsford Weekly News. 11 August 2009. Retrieved 14 August 2009.

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