Brian McGovern (born 28 April 1980) is an Irish former football defender. McGovern was born in Dublin. A former Irish U18 and U21 player, he joined Arsenal as a trainee in summer 1997. He made a single appearance for Arsenal, as a substitute against Newcastle United on 14 May 2000, in which a youthful Arsenal side lost 4–2. While with the Gunners, McGovern also had a short loan spell with QPR. Norwich City manager Bryan Hamilton signed McGovern for a fee of £50,000 in August 2000. Brian McGovern departed from Bray Wanderers in December 2006 having made a total of 40 appearances.

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  • Brian McGovern (born 28 April 1980) is an Irish former football defender. McGovern was born in Dublin. A former Irish U18 and U21 player, he joined Arsenal as a trainee in summer 1997. He made a single appearance for Arsenal, as a substitute against Newcastle United on 14 May 2000, in which a youthful Arsenal side lost 4–2. While with the Gunners, McGovern also had a short loan spell with QPR. Norwich City manager Bryan Hamilton signed McGovern for a fee of £50,000 in August 2000. McGovern was unable to establish himself in the first team at Carrow Road, scoring once against Tranmere Rovers, and was released in October 2002. He joined Peterborough United but after failing to establish himself there also, and returned to Ireland when a move to Inverness Caledonian Thistle fell through. Briefly with St Patrick's Athletic before going to Longford Town, where again a move to Calley fell through in autumn 2004. Signed by the seasiders from Shamrock Rovers, who had signed him on loan from Longford Town, where he had failed to command a place. Brian McGovern departed from Bray Wanderers in December 2006 having made a total of 40 appearances. (en)
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  • Brian McGovern (born 28 April 1980) is an Irish former football defender. McGovern was born in Dublin. A former Irish U18 and U21 player, he joined Arsenal as a trainee in summer 1997. He made a single appearance for Arsenal, as a substitute against Newcastle United on 14 May 2000, in which a youthful Arsenal side lost 4–2. While with the Gunners, McGovern also had a short loan spell with QPR. Norwich City manager Bryan Hamilton signed McGovern for a fee of £50,000 in August 2000. Brian McGovern departed from Bray Wanderers in December 2006 having made a total of 40 appearances. (en)
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