Brown posing with Leeds fans outside Elland Road
|Full name||Isaiah Jay Brown|
|Date of birth||7 January 1997|
|Place of birth||Peterborough, England|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft in)|
Attacking midfielder |
Luton Town |
(on loan from Chelsea)
|2011-2013||West Bromwich Albion|
|2013||West Bromwich Albion||1||(0)|
|2015-2016||-> Vitesse (loan)||22||(1)|
|2016-2017||-> Rotherham United (loan)||20||(3)|
|2017||-> Huddersfield Town (loan)||15||(4)|
|2017-2018||-> Brighton & Hove Albion (loan)||13||(0)|
|2018-2019||-> Leeds United (loan)||1||(0)|
|2019-||-> Luton Town (loan)||15||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:30, 2 December 2019 (UTC)|
Isaiah Jay Brown (born 7 January 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder, forward or a winger for Luton Town on loan from Chelsea of the Premier League. He represented the England national under-20 team.
On 2 March 2013, Brown made the West Bromwich Albion bench for the first time in an away league match against Chelsea, an unused substitute as West Brom lost 1-0. On 6 April 2013, again Brown made the bench and was again not used as West Brom lost 2-1 to Arsenal at The Hawthorns.
Brown made his debut for West Bromwich Albion on 4 May 2013 in a 3-2 home Premier League defeat by Wigan Athletic, replacing Youssouf Mulumbu for the last four minutes and becoming the second-youngest player in Premier League history at the age of 16 years and 117 days.
On 8 July 2013, West Bromwich Albion rejected an offer for Brown from Chelsea. Later that month, Chelsea confirmed that they had signed Brown, with compensation between the clubs reportedly set to be decided by a tribunal. After Brown left the club West Brom's chairman considered scrapping the club's category one development academy as the EPPP rules Chelsea used to sign Brown meant that the club were losing their best prospects for nominal fees that failed to cover the cost of running an academy.
Brown scored his first goals for the Chelsea first team on 16 July 2014 in a 5-0 pre-season friendly victory over Wycombe Wanderers. On 29 July 2014, Chelsea manager José Mourinho said that he should be blamed if Brown were not to become a senior England international under his management.
On 28 October, Brown made the Chelsea bench for the first time in a competitive fixture, but was an unused substitute as Chelsea beat Shrewsbury Town 2-1 to advance into quarter-finals of the League Cup.
On 31 January 2015, Brown made the Chelsea bench against current league title holders, Manchester City, but was again an unused substitute as Chelsea drew 1-1. Three days after the match, on 3 February, Brown was promoted into Mourinho's first team squad alongside fellow teenager Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
On 12 April, Brown was named on the first team bench for the third time that season for a West London derby against Queens Park Rangers. Less than 24 hours later he captained Chelsea U19 in the final of the 2014-15 UEFA Youth League against Shakhtar Donetsk in Switzerland and put in a man of the match performance scoring twice to help Chelsea take the title.
On 18 May, Brown made his Chelsea debut, coming off the bench for Loïc Rémy for the final eleven minutes of a 3-0 defeat at his former club West Bromwich Albion. Although Brown only made one league appearances out of the whole season, José Mourinho stated that he would receive a winner's medal for his contributions this season.
On 10 July 2015, Chelsea agreed to a deal that will see Brown go on loan to Dutch side Vitesse along with new signing Nathan. A week later, Brown made his debut and played for the entire first half in a friendly 1-0 win against the Turkish side Çaykur Rizespor. He made his competitive debut 13 days later in a UEFA Europa League third qualifying round first leg against Southampton at St. Mary's, playing the full 90 minutes of a 3-0 defeat.
On 15 August 2016, Brown joined Championship side Rotherham United on loan until the end of the 2016-17 season. On 20 August 2016, Brown made his debut in a 1-0 victory over Brentford. On 10 September 2016, Brown scored his first goal after the opening six minutes of a 2-2 draw against Bristol City. On 10 December 2016, Brown went onto score the winner in a 1-0 home victory against Queens Park Rangers.
The loan was terminated early by Chelsea on 6 January 2017.
It was announced later that day that Brown had joined fellow Championship side Huddersfield Town on loan for the remainder of the season. On 7 January 2017, Brown made his Huddersfield debut in an FA Cup tie against Port Vale, which resulted in a 4-0 victory for the Championship side. Two weeks later, Brown scored his first goal for Huddersfield in a 2-0 victory against Ipswich Town, netting in the 41st minute. On 5 February 2017, Brown scored for Huddersfield with his first touch after coming on as a first half substitute in Huddersfield's 2-1 win in a West Yorkshire derby against rivals Leeds United.
Brown scored five Championship goals for Huddersfield throughout his loan spell at the club, and was linked with a permanent move in the summer following their promotion to the Premier League, however such a move failed to materialise.
On 25 July 2017, Brown joined newly promoted Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion on a season-long loan. He made his debut for Brighton on 12 August, in their 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on the opening day of the season. Brown suffered an injury early in the match, and was substituted for Jamie Murphy.
On 8 January 2018, in Brighton's 2-1 FA Cup victory over Crystal Palace, Brown suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury and missed the rest of the season. Brown made 15 appearances in all competitions for Brighton throughout his loan spell, many coming as a substitute.
On 30 August 2018, Brown joined EFL Championship side Leeds United on a season long loan. After joining the club, whilst still carrying out his rehabilitation recovering from his existing cruciate ligament injury, on 16 November 2018, Brown made his first appearance in a Leeds shirt in a 3-0 defeat for Leeds' Under 23's against Birmingham City Under 23's side. However, he picked up a hamstring injury in his recovery which ruled him out of contention. In February 2019, Rob Price Leeds' Head of Medicine revealed that Brown was now 'fully fit'.
Brown was named in a first team squad for the first time in over a year after recovering from injury, when he was named on the bench as an unused substitute in Leeds' 1-1 draw against Middlesbrough on 9 February 2019.
During the 2018-19 Leeds United F.C. season, Brown only played 2 games in all competitions for Leeds, with him recovering from injury and mainly playing matches with Leeds Under 23's, after Leeds finished the regular season in third place after dropping out of the automatic promotion places with 3 games left after a defeat to 10 man Wigan Athletic on 19 April, Leeds qualified for the playoffs versus sixth-placed Derby County, Brown was named as an unused substitute as Leeds won the 1st leg of the playoffs in a 1-0 win at Pride Park, to bring into a 1-0 aggregate lead into the home leg at Elland Road, Brown made only his second appearance of the season as he came on as a second-half substitute for Patrick Bamford as Leeds lost 2-4 in the 2nd leg in an encounter with Leeds down to 10 men after the red card of Gaetano Berardi, the loss saw Derby progress 4-3 on aggregate to the final against Aston Villa.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
|West Bromwich Albion||2012-13||Premier League||1||0||0||0||0||0||--||--||1||0|
|Rotherham United (loan)||2016-17||Championship||20||3||--||--||--||--||20||3|
|Huddersfield Town (loan)||2016-17||Championship||15||4||3||1||--||--||3[b]||0||21||5|
|Brighton & Hove Albion (loan)||2017-18||Premier League||13||0||1||0||0||0||--||1[c]||0||15||0|
|Leeds United (loan)||2018-19||Championship||1||0||0||0||0||0||--||1[b]||0||2||0|
|Luton Town (loan)||2019-20||Championship||15||1||0||0||3||0||--||--||18||1|