Roberto Ronaldo Brown Perea (born July 15, 1977) is a retired Panamanian footballer.
|Full name||Roberto Ronaldo Brown Perea|
|Date of birth||July 15, 1977|
|Place of birth||Panama City, Panama|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 24, 2010|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 13, 2009
He was appointed assistant manager of sports of the Municipality of Panama in May 2014.
Nicknamed el Bombardero, Brown spent the majority of his early career playing for numerous teams in Central America and Europe.
After leaving Panamanian team Ejecutivo Junior for Costa Rican side Cartaginés in 1996, he helped Real España to the runner-up spot of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras in 1999. In summer 1999 he crossed borders to play for Salvadoran side FAS, only to leave them after the season and joined Alianza in summer 2000.
After moving to play in Europe for FC Sheriff Tiraspol in Moldova in 2002, won three consecutive Divizia Naţională titles, as well as the 2002 Moldavian Cup, in which he scored Sheriff's second goal in the final against Nistru Otaci. In September 2004, Brown was snapped up by Austrian side SV Wüstenrot Salzburg.
Brown signed with the Montreal Impact on July 30, 2007. He made his Impact debut on August 16 against the California Victory which he registered his first goal for the club in a 2–0 victory. For the remainder of the season he appeared in eight matches. In the playoffs Brown tallied one goal and one assist in the first game of the quarterfinal series against the Puerto Rico Islanders on September 14. In the following season Brown missed a series of nine matches due to a thigh injury and a suspension. But from his return he recorded one goal and two assists on June 22 against the Carolina RailHawks, the goal scored by Brown was the 300th Impact goal in history scored at home. In the Nutrilite Canadian Championship, Brown scored two goals and most notably the tying goal against Toronto FC on July 22 at BMO Field that clinched the 2008 Nutrilite Canadian Championship for the Impact, and helped the club qualify to the CONCACAF Champions League. During the Impact tenure in the Champions League, Brown played a dominant role in scoring crucial goals for the Impact throughout the tournament. In total he scored four goals out of eight games and helped the Impact reach the quarterfinals before losing out to Santos Laguna to 5–4 on aggregate.
On January 12, 2009 the Montreal Impact announced the re-signing of Brown for the 2009 season. During the 2009 USL season Brown contributed by helping the Impact clinch a playoff spot under new head coach Marc Dos Santos. He recorded his first playoff goal in the semifinal match against Puerto Rico Islanders. The match resulted in 2–1 victory for the Impact, and allowing the Impact to advance to the finals by winning their second match on aggregate. Montreal would advance on to the finals where their opponents would end up being the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, thus marking the first time in USL history where the final match would consist of two Canadian clubs. On October 17, 2009 in the second game of finals Brown scored the third and final goal for the Impact, therefore winning the match and claiming Montreal's third USL Championship. Brown had come to terms with Montreal to extend his contract for another year. On July 12, 2010 the Montreal Impact released Brown.
He later played for second division side Universidad Millenium and San Francisco where he came out an early retirement in June 2013 for another season at the club. He retired in November 2013.
Brown made his debut for the Panama national football team in January 2000 against Guatemala, immediately making an impact by scoring a goal. He earned a total of 54 caps, scoring 16 goals and represented his country in 17 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and played at the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
- Scores and results list Panama's goal tally first.
Honours and awardsEdit
- Montreal Impact
- Roberto Brown, jefe de Deportes en la Alcaldía - La Prensa (in Spanish)
- Un gran clásico, San Francisco-Tauro se juega el miércoles, en honor del internacional Roberto “Bombardero” Brown - San Francisco FC (in Spanish)
- Brown piensa en grande Panameño quiere triunfar en Cartaginés y luego dar el salto - Nación (in Spanish)
- Zapata parte hacia a Honduras, Brown llegó de El Salvador - Panamá América (in Spanish)
- Roberto Brown descarta volver con el FAS de El Salvador - Panamá América (in Spanish)
- Mendieta y Brown reforzarán delantera del Alianza en primera división - Panamá América (in Spanish)
- Roberto Brown vuelve a la titularidad - PanamaAmerica (in Spanish)
- Salzburg holt neuen Stürmer - Der Standard (in German)
- Panameño Roberto Brown se incorporó al Peñarol - Nación (in Spanish)
- Roberto Brown debutó con el club Tacuarembó - PanamaAmerica (in Spanish)
- THE IMPACT ACQUIRES ROBERTO BROWN, LUIS AGUILAR AND JON PAUL PIQUES Archived 2010-12-20 at the Wayback Machine
- Montreal re-signs Brown for 2009
- Puerto Rico Islanders at Montreal Impact 1:2 Archived 2013-12-13 at the Wayback Machine
- Vancouver Whitecaps at Montreal Impact 1:3 Archived 2013-12-13 at the Wayback Machine
- "FORWARD ROBERTO BROWN RETURNS IN 2010". Montreal Impact press release. Archived from the original on 2010-04-01. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
- Roberto Brown debuta en la LNA con dos goles - PanamaFutbol (in Spanish)
- Roberto Brown es nuevo monje oficialmente - San Francisco FC (in Spanish)
- Roberto Brown vuelve al San Francisco - PanamaFutbol (in Spanish)
- "Bombardero" Brown ficha por el San Francisco - DiaroPro (in Spanish)
- Roberto Brown confirma su retiro del fútbol - DiarioPro (in Spanish)
- Panama - Record International Players - RSSSF
- Roberto Brown – FIFA competition record
- CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2005 - Full Details - RSSSF
- Roberto Ronaldo Brown - International Appearances