Scott Brown – born 25 June 1985 – is a Scottish professional player-coach footballer.
Brown started his career with Hibernian, breaking into their first team in 2002. His only trophy with Hibs was the 2006–07 Scottish League Cup; in that season he also won the SFWA Young Player of the Year award. In May 2007, he was transferred to Celtic for a fee of £4.4 million, the highest transfer fee paid between two Scottish clubs.
During Brown’s time at Celtic, the club has won ten Scottish championships, five Scottish Cups, and six Scottish League Cups. He has captained the club to nine consecutive championships, and successive trebles in 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19 and 2019–20. He has been Celtic’s captain since February 2010, and has made more European appearances for Celtic than any other player. He has won the PFA Scotland Players’ Player of the Year award twice, in 2008–09 and 2017–18, and the Scottish Footballer of the Year award in 2017–18.
Brown played for Scotland at under-19 and under-21 levels before making his full international debut in November 2005, aged 20. He did not play for Scotland again until March 2007, but then became a regular in the squad. He scored his first goal for the senior team on 5 September 2009 in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification win against Macedonia. In March 2016, he won his 50th cap and was inducted into Scotland’s Scottish FA International Roll of Honour.
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