Wes Brown

Position: Centre-back
Team: Sunderland
Born: October 13, 1979 (age 34)
Hometown: Manchester, England
Height: 6'0"
Nationality: English
Wes Brown battles for possession with Samir Nasri on November 10, 2013.
Wes Brown not thinking about retirement
Veteran defender Wes Brown says that the coming season is his only priority, despite entering the final year of his contract at Sunderland.
Aug 2, 08:49
Jonny Evans of Manchester United celebrates after scoring the opening goal as a dejected John O'Shea of Sunderland looks on during the Capital One Cup semi final on January 22, 2014
Jonny Evans targeting big season at Manchester United
Jonny Evans is confident that he can take his game to the next level for Manchester United this season.
Aug 1, 04:09
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet on the touchline during the Premier League match against Cardiff on April 27, 2014
Result: Lucas strike condemns Sunderland to defeat
Sunderland slip to a 1-0 reverse at the hands of Nacional.
Jul 30, 22:26
Gustavo Poyet the Sunderland manager celebrates his team's 1-0 victory during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on May 3, 2014
Three players Sunderland should sign
Sports Mole picks out three transfer targets to improve Gus Poyet's Sunderland squad.
Jul 22, 11:54
Sunderland's John O'Shea celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Chelsea during their Premier League match on December 4, 2013
Report: Tottenham Hotspur to move for John O'Shea
A report claims that Tottenham Hotspur are considering a move for Sunderland captain John O'Shea.
Jun 18, 16:21
Chelsea captain John Terry slips after taking a penalty during the Champions League final on May 21, 2008.
On this day: Manchester United beat Chelsea on penalties in Champions League final
Six years ago today, Manchester United defeat Chelsea 6-5 on penalties to win the Champions League in Moscow.
May 21, 08:30
Manchester City's Edin Dzeko is congratulated by teammates after scoring his team's second goal against Everton during the Premier League match on May 3, 2014
Sports Mole's Premier League Team of the Week
Sports Mole picks out the best 11 players from the penultimate weekend of Premier League action.
May 6, 10:35
Sebastian Larsson of Sunderland is congratulated by teammates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on May 3, 2014
Match Analysis: Manchester United 0-1 Sunderland
Sports Mole looks back over Sunderland's 1-0 victory away at Manchester United.
May 3, 17:37
Wes Brown (#5) of Sunderland celebrates scoring his teams third goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland at Loftus Road on December 21, 2011
Sunderland's Wes Brown out to "drain" Manchester United
Sunderland defender Wes Brown says that he wants to "drain" the atmosphere out of Old Trafford when the team take on Manchester United this Saturday.
May 2, 09:38
Manchester United manager Ryan Giggs walks to the dugout prior to kick-off against Norwich in the Premier League match on April 26, 2014
Preview: Manchester United vs. Sunderland
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Man United and Sunderland at Old Trafford as Ryan Giggs continues his interim reign as Red Devils manager.
May 1, 18:50
Manchester United's Paul Scholes shoots for goal against Barcelona on April 24, 2008.
On this day: Paul Scholes strike knocks out Barcelona
Six years ago today, Paul Scholes scores the only goal of the game as Manchester United advance through to the final of the Champions League at the expense of Barcelona.
Apr 29, 10:01
Duncan Ferguson scores for Everton against Manchester United on April 20, 2005.
OTD: Gary Neville, Paul Scholes see red as Everton beat Manchester United
Nine years ago today, Duncan Ferguson scored the only goal of the game as Everton beat Manchester United 1-0 at Goodison Park.
Apr 20, 09:56
Adam Johnson of Sunderland celebrates with teammates Ji Dong-Won and Wes Brown after scoring the opening goal from a free kick during the game against Carlisle on January 5, 2014
Wes Brown: 'Vito Mannone needs to get over mistake'
Sunderland defender Wes Brown believes that keeper Vito Mannone needs to put his error against Manchester City behind him quickly.
Apr 18, 15:21
Man City's Sergio Aguero and Sunderland's Wes Brown battle for the ball on November 10, 2013
Wes Brown: 'Manchester City result can give us confidence'
Sunderland defender Wes Brown says that his side's display against Manchester City can help them in their bid for Premier League survival.
Apr 18, 15:12
Dejected goalkeeper Tim Howard of Everton looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on January 28, 2014
Tim Howard praises "scrappy" Everton
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard praises the team's ability to "dig in" following Saturday's 1-0 victory over Sunderland.
Apr 14, 15:41
Liverpool's Martin Skrtel celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Manchester City during the Premier League match on April 13, 2014
Premier League in numbers: Week 34
Sports Mole looks back over the weekend's Premier League action with a selection of facts and figures.
Apr 14, 12:33
Roberto Martinez the manager of Everton looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at Stadium of Light on April 12, 2014
Roberto Martinez hails "immense" Everton
Roberto Martinez pays tribute to his Everton team for their "immense" win over Sunderland to make it seven straight Premier League wins.
Apr 13, 09:31
Sunderland's Connor Wickham in action against Fulham on August 17, 2013
Connor Wickham: "We didn't deserve to lose"
Sunderland striker Connor Wickham believes that his side didn't deserve to lose their Premier League clash with Everton at the Stadium of Light.
Apr 12, 21:48
Steven Naismith, Romelu Lukaku and James McCarthy of Everton celebrate after Wes Brown of Sunderland scores an own goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at Stadium of Light on April 12, 2014
Roberto Martinez: "Performance full of character and personality"
Everton manager Roberto Martinez praises his side's "very pleasing" 1-0 win over Sunderland this afternoon.
Apr 12, 18:45
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at The Stadium of Light on April 12, 2014
Gus Poyet: 'Defeat difficult to accept'
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet admits it is "difficult to accept" his side's lowly position in the Premier League table.
Apr 12, 18:36
Fabio Borini of Sunderland and Sylvain Distin of Everton compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at Stadium of Light on April 12, 2014
Match Analysis: Sunderland 0-1 Everton
Sports Mole dissects the action as Everton beat Sunderland 1-0 at the Stadium of Light in the Premier League.
Apr 12, 17:35
Fabio Borini of Sunderland and Sylvain Distin of Everton compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at Stadium of Light on April 12, 2014
Result: Everton up to fourth with Sunderland win
Everton go into the top four thanks to Wes Brown's own goal as they beat Sunderland 1-0 at the Stadium of Light.
Apr 12, 17:03
Gustavo Poyet the Sunderland manager looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and West Ham United at the Stadium of Light on March 31, 2014
Live Commentary: Sunderland 0-1 Everton - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's commentary of the Premier League clash at the Stadium of Light where Everton beat Sunderland 1-0.
Apr 12, 14:00
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Sunderland at Craven Cottage on January 11, 2014
Preview: Sunderland vs. Everton
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League clash between relegation-threatened Sunderland and Champions League-chasing Everton.
Apr 10, 16:05
Wes Brown (#5) of Sunderland celebrates scoring his teams third goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland at Loftus Road on December 21, 2011
Wes Brown: 'My mistakes cost us'
Sunderland defender Wes Brown warns that the team must cut out their mistakes if they are to avoid relegation from the Premier League this season.
Apr 8, 09:09
Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his team's second goal with Christian Eriksen and Aaron Lennon during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at White Hart Lane on April 7, 2014
Result: Tottenham Hotspur come from behind to thrash Sunderland
Tottenham Hotspur come from a goal down to thrash struggling Sunderland 5-1 in their Premier League clash at White Hart Lane this evening.
Apr 7, 21:52
Emmanuel Adebayor of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at White Hart Lane on April 7, 2014
Half-Time Report: Sunderland pegged back by Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham are forced to come from behind to go into the break all square with Sunderland in their Premier League clash at White Hart Lane.
Apr 7, 20:48
Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his team's third goal with Emmanuel Adebayor of Tottenham Hotspur during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at White Hart Lane on April 7, 2014
Live Commentary: Tottenham Hotspur 5-1 Sunderland - as it happened
Read how Tottenham come from behind to thrash bottom-of-the-table Sunderland at White Hart Lane, courtesy of Sports Mole's minute-by-minute text coverage.
Apr 7, 19:06
Manchester United fans face riot police during the quarter final UEFA champions league football match Manchester United vs AS Roma 04 April 2007
On this day: Roma edge Manchester United amid crowd violence in Italy
On this day in 2007, Manchester United lost 2-1 to Roma amid crowd violence at half time in Stadio Olimpico.
Apr 4, 09:59
Wes Brown (#5) of Sunderland celebrates scoring his teams third goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland at Loftus Road on December 21, 2011
Wes Brown: 'Sunderland must do more to avoid relegation'
Wes Brown insists that Sunderland must do more to find the form needed to avoid relegation from the Premier League.
Apr 2, 05:59
Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring for Manchester United against Roma on April 1, 2008.
On this day: Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney sink Roma
Six years ago today, goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney see Manchester United overcome Roma in the Champions League.
Apr 1, 09:33
Robert Snodgrass of Norwich City celebrates scoring the opening goal as a dejected John O'Shea of Sunderland reacts during the Barclays Premier League match on March 22, 2014
Result: Norwich City see off Sunderland
Norwich City beat 10-man Sunderland 2-0 in their Premier League match at Carrow Road.
Mar 22, 16:58
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet celebrates after the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Sunderland at St James' Park on February 1, 2014
Preview: Sunderland vs. Crystal Palace
Sports Mole previews the crucial bottom-of-the-table Premier League clash between relegation rivals Sunderland and Crystal Palace at the Stadium of Light.
Mar 13, 13:05
Wes Brown (#5) of Sunderland celebrates scoring his teams third goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland at Loftus Road on December 21, 2011
Gus Poyet confident on Wes Brown fitness
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet expects defender Wes Brown to be fit to face Crystal Palace this weekend.
Mar 11, 21:14
Liverpool's Dutch forward Dirk Kuyt celebrates with Liverpool's Portuguese midfielder Raul Meireles and Liverpool's Greek defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos after scoring his third goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manch
On this day: Dirk Kuyt treble helps beat Manchester United
On this day in 2011, Dirk Kuyt scored a hat-trick to earn Liverpool a 3-1 victory over Manchester United at Anfield.
Mar 6, 10:03
Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal at Etihad Stadium on December 14, 2013
Team News: Sergio Aguero returns for Manchester City
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero returns from a hamstring injury to start in this afternoon's Capital One Cup final against Sunderland.
Mar 2, 13:20
Manchester City's Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring his third goal during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Manchester City and Watford at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on January 25, 2014
Preview: Manchester City vs. Sunderland
Sports Mole previews the Capital One Cup final between Manchester City and Sunderland.
Feb 28, 16:19
Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sunderland at The Emirates Stadium in north London on February 22, 2014
Match Analysis: Arsenal 4-1 Sunderland
Sports Mole looks back over Arsenal's 4-1 victory against Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League.
Feb 22, 17:06
Santiago Vergini of Sunderland in action during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Hull City at Stadium of Light on February 8, 2014
Gus Poyet: 'Santiago Vergini has had no problems'
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet reveals that he has no qualms about starting centre-back Santiago Vergini in his side's Premier League clash with Arsenal on Saturday.
Feb 19, 07:21
Sunderland's English midfielder Adam Johnson celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Sunderland at St James' Park in Newcastle upon Tyne on February 1, 2014
Preview: Sunderland vs. Southampton
Sports Mole previews the FA Cup fifth-round clash between Capital One Cup finalists Sunderland and in-form Southampton at the Stadium of Light.
Feb 13, 21:15
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