Robert Brown played for FC Sheriff Tiraspol before Real Madrid defeat

Robert Brown is a Panamanian forward that played for FC Sheriff Tiraspol from 2002 to 2004. Sheriff defeated Real Madrid 2-1 in the UEFA Champions League

Panamanian forward, Robert Brown played for FC Sheriff Tiraspol in 2002
Panamanian forward, Robert Brown played for FC Sheriff Tiraspol in 2002

On Matchday 2 of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League season, Moldovan side, FC Sheriff Tiraspol caused one of the biggest upsets in Champions League history. Sheriff were only playing in their second Champions league game when they travelled to 13-time champions, Real Madrid for a date at the Santiago Bernabeu. Despite their inexperience, they defeated the Spanish giants by two goals to one, through a stoppage-time winner from Sebastien Thill. 

Since Sheriff's incorporation in 1997, the club side was not able to sign on foreign players until 2002 when Moldovan authorities relaxed the regulations to allow the club register foreign players. One of the first foreign players that the club signed was Panamanian forward, Roberto Brown. The forward signed for Sheriff in 2002 from numerous spells in Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, and El Salvador.

Robert Brown career and statistics

Robert Brown was a bit of a journeyman, playing for at least 16 teams in a career that spanned 17 years. His first senior club was Ejecutivo Junior in his native Panama, where he made his debut in 1996. After leaving Ejecutivo, Brown played for 6 teams (Cartagines, Real Espana, FAS, Alianza, Sporting '89 & San Francisco) within the space of 6 years between 1996 and 2001. 

In 2002, Robert Brown moved to Europe to join FC Sheriff Tiraspol in Transnistria. He was at Sheriff for two years, playing 15 times and scoring 4 goals. While at FC Sheriff Tiraspol, Brown won 3 consecutive Divizia Nationala titles as well as the Moldovan Cup in 2002. In 2004, Brown left Sheriff for Austrian club, Austria Salzburg, staying just one season at the club and playing 9 times.

Robert Brown played for FC Sheriff Tiraspol in 2002

Robert Brown played 2 seasons in the Uruguayan league with Penarol and Tacuarembo, one season at each club. By 2007, Robert Brown started his tour of the MLS with Colorado Rapids. Brown also played for Montreal Impact, San Francisco, Millrnimun UP, before hanging his boots at San Francisco in 2013.


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