Frankie Brown

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Frankie Brown
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Personal information
Date of birth (1987-10-08) 8 October 1987 (age 31)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Bristol City
Number 5
Youth career
Falkirk Girls
Senior career*
Falkirk Ladies
Whitehill Welfare
2005–2014 Hibernian
2014– Bristol City 57 (0)
National team
2008– Scotland [1] 95 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 17:20, 22 October 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:20, 3 August 2014

Frankie Brown (born 8 October 1987) is a Scottish international footballer who currently plays for Bristol City in the FA WSL.

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Playing career

A right sided defender, Brown began her footballing career with Falkirk Girls and was called up to the national under-17 squad in 2004. [2] After leaving school to study at the University of Edinburgh, Brown joined Whitehill Welfare before moving to Hibernian. [3] She also played in the UEFA Women's Champions League for Cypriot side Apollon Limassol alongside fellow Scot Hayley Lauder. [4]

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Brown was called up to the full Scotland squad for the first time in August 2008 and won her first cap the following month in a friendly match against Switzerland. [5] [1]

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She attended the Scottish Football Association National Performance Centre at the University of Stirling as a PhD student. [6] [7] After graduating, Brown took up a research post at the University of Bath, and in April 2014 she left Hibs to join FA WSL side Bristol City. [8] [9]

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In July 2014 Brown was party to an unseemly spat between her Bristol teammate Natalia Pablos and Birmingham City's Karen Carney. On the strength of Brown's witness statement, Carney was fined, banned and sent on an education course for telling Pablos to "fuck off back to Spain." Pablos branded Carney a "puta madre" (English: mother fucker) during a lively exchange which Brown had drawn to the attention of the match referee. [10]

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