Roberto Brown

Roberto Ronaldo Brown Perea (born July 15, 1977) is a retired Panamanian footballer.

Roberto Brown
Personal information
Full name Roberto Ronaldo Brown Perea
Date of birth (1977-07-15) July 15, 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth Panama City, Panama
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996 Ejecutivo Junior
1996–1997 Cartaginés
1998–1999 Real España
1999 FAS
2000 Alianza
2001 Sporting '89
2001 San Francisco
2002–2004 Sheriff Tiraspol 15 (4)
2004–2005 Austria Salzburg 9 (1)
2005–2006 Peñarol 16 (1)
2006–2007 Tacuarembó 9 (2)
2007 Colorado Rapids 13 (3)
2007–2010 Montreal Impact 59 (13)
2010–2012 San Francisco
2012–2013 Millenium UP
2013 San Francisco
National team
2000–2011 Panama 54 (15)
* 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.[1]

Club careerEdit

Nicknamed el Bombardero,[2] 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,[3] 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,[4] only to leave them after the season[5] and joined Alianza in summer 2000.[6]


After moving to play in Europe for FC Sheriff Tiraspol in Moldova in 2002,[7] 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.[8]

In August 2005, Brown joined Uruguayan giants Peñarol[9] and in August 2006 he made his debut for fellow Uruguayans Tacuarembó.[10]

In 2007 Brown signed with the Colorado Rapids in the Major League Soccer, and during his short tenure there tallied scored three goals in 13 games until eventually being released on July 12, 2007.

Montreal ImpactEdit

Brown signed with the Montreal Impact on July 30, 2007.[11] 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.[12] 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.[13] 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.[14] Brown had come to terms with Montreal to extend his contract for another year.[15] On July 12, 2010 the Montreal Impact released Brown.[16]

He later played for second division side Universidad Millenium[17] and San Francisco[18] where he came out an early retirement in June 2013 for another season at the club.[19][20] He retired in November 2013.[21]

International careerEdit

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[22] and represented his country in 17 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[23] and played at the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[24]

His final international was a January 2011 UNCAF Nations Cup match against El Salvador.

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Panama's goal tally first.[25]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 19 January 2000 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama   Guatemala 1–0 2–0 Friendly match
2 16 February 2000 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama   El Salvador 2–1 4–1 Friendly match
3 16 February 2000 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama   El Salvador 3–1 4–1 Friendly match
4 14 May 2000 Independence Park (Jamaica), Kingston, Jamaica, Jamaica   Jamaica 1–0 0–1 Friendly match
5 21 May 2000 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama   Nicaragua 4–0 4–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)
6 1 July 2000 Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto, Alajuela, Costa Rica   Costa Rica 1–0 5–1 Friendly match
7 16 February 2003 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama   Guatemala 2–0 2–0 2003 UNCAF Nations Cup
8 13 June 2004 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama   Saint Lucia 4–0 4–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)
9 4 September 2004 Independence Park (Jamaica), Kingston, Jamaica, Jamaica   Jamaica 1–0 1–2 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)
10 8 September 2004 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama   United States 1–0 1–1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)
11 17 November 2004 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama   El Salvador 1–0 3–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)
12 26 March 2005 Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá, Tibás, Costa Rica   Costa Rica 1–1 2–1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONCACAF)
13 25 May 2005 Estadio Olímpico (Caracas), Caracas, Venezuela   Venezuela 1–1 1–1 Friendly match
14 20 January 2010 Estadio Municipal Francisco Sánchez Rumoroso, Coquimbo, Chile   Chile 1–2 2–1 Friendly match
15 14 January 2011 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama   Belize 2–0 2–0 2011 Copa Centroamericana

Honours and awardsEdit


Montreal Impact


  1. ^ Roberto Brown, jefe de Deportes en la Alcaldía - La Prensa (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Un gran clásico, San Francisco-Tauro se juega el miércoles, en honor del internacional Roberto “Bombardero” Brown - San Francisco FC (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Brown piensa en grande Panameño quiere triunfar en Cartaginés y luego dar el salto - Nación (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Zapata parte hacia a Honduras, Brown llegó de El Salvador - Panamá América (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Roberto Brown descarta volver con el FAS de El Salvador - Panamá América (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Mendieta y Brown reforzarán delantera del Alianza en primera división - Panamá América (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Roberto Brown vuelve a la titularidad - PanamaAmerica (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Salzburg holt neuen Stürmer - Der Standard (in German)
  9. ^ Panameño Roberto Brown se incorporó al Peñarol - Nación (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Roberto Brown debutó con el club Tacuarembó - PanamaAmerica (in Spanish)
  11. ^ THE IMPACT ACQUIRES ROBERTO BROWN, LUIS AGUILAR AND JON PAUL PIQUES Archived 2010-12-20 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Montreal re-signs Brown for 2009
  13. ^ Puerto Rico Islanders at Montreal Impact 1:2 Archived 2013-12-13 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Vancouver Whitecaps at Montreal Impact 1:3 Archived 2013-12-13 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ "FORWARD ROBERTO BROWN RETURNS IN 2010". Montreal Impact press release. Archived from the original on 2010-04-01. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
  16. ^ [1]
  17. ^ Roberto Brown debuta en la LNA con dos goles - PanamaFutbol (in Spanish)
  18. ^ Roberto Brown es nuevo monje oficialmente - San Francisco FC (in Spanish)
  19. ^ Roberto Brown vuelve al San Francisco - PanamaFutbol (in Spanish)
  20. ^ "Bombardero" Brown ficha por el San Francisco - DiaroPro (in Spanish)
  21. ^ Roberto Brown confirma su retiro del fútbol - DiarioPro (in Spanish)
  22. ^ Panama - Record International Players - RSSSF
  23. ^ Roberto BrownFIFA competition record
  24. ^ CONCACAF Championship, Gold Cup 2005 - Full Details - RSSSF
  25. ^ Roberto Ronaldo Brown - International Appearances

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