The much travelled Macarthur Rams playmaker moved to Australia from England at the age of eleven and quickly formed a reputation as a no-nonsense midfielder every team wanted in their squad.
Impressive performances with the Joeys in the lead up to the Under 17 World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago in 2001 alongside current team-mate Steven Baveas saw the then Parramatta Power youth player make his way to Holland after being offered a two year contract with Dutch club Feyenoord.
He believes the two years spent abroad helped shape the person he is today, both on and off the field.
?It was a fantastic experience, I had a ball and my football went up a notch,? he said.
?I was on the verge of being offered a third year but new management came in at the wrong time and I was released.
?I don?t hold any grudges though, I spent two years with a big European club and will always look back at my time spent over there with fond memories.?
After an unsuccessful trial with Scottish Premier League outfit Motherwell in 2005, Brown made his way back to the old dart and spent some time playing in a Conference league in Newcastle.
?It was good to come home, it had been a while and it gave me the opportunity to catch up with some mates,? he said.
?The football was of a decent standard but last year I started to get itchy feet and felt it was time to come back to Australia.?
Following a brief stint with Illawarra Premier League outfit Dapto, Brown was snapped up by Paul Carter and despite the Rams poor start to the Telechoice Premier League he is confident they can turn things around.
?We have a decent team, we just tend to lose concentration at the end of games and it is costing us dearly,? he said.
?I am enjoying my football so we will keep working hard as a squad and hopefully turn it round.?
Brown departs for England in July where he has organised a trial with Tranmere Rovers and is in the midst of talking to other clubs.
?When I was in Holland I was playing football everyday, it was my life,? he said.
?I have always wanted to be a fulltime professional footballer and while it hasn?t panned out as I had hoped I still have time on my side.
?I am not putting any pressure on myself, I am confident in my ability it is just a matter of impressing the right people when it matters.?