David Brand
Personal information
Full name David John Brand
Date of birth (1951-10-25) 25 October 1951 (age 70)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1968–1970 Northern Nomads
1970–1972 Leeds Carnegie College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1973 Stockport County
1979–1980 Wigan Athletic
Teams managed
2002–2005 Samoa
2007 American Samoa
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

David Brand was an English football manager who was in charge of the Samoa national football team and American Samoa national football team.[1]

Born in Manchester, England, Brand played as a striker for Northern Nomads as a youth player followed by Leeds/Carnegie College before joining Stockport County scoring 2 goals on his debut at Spotland against Rochdale in a Lancashire League game. County went onto to win the league that year knocking off the power houses from the region.

Spells with Stalybridge Celtic and Ashton Utd followed and Wigan Athletic.[2][3] He moved to Australia in 1976 to play with Gosnells City and West Australia and went on to play for clubs in Hong Kong Urban Services in 1978/9 and New Zealand Napier City Rovers 1980, Southport and Irlam Town in England before returning to Australia in 1981 to join Cockburn Utd in Perth.

Coaching beckoned with positions at Cockburn, Morley Windmills, Kwinana Utd, Subiaco, Armadale and Southside Utd before moving into full-time management in 1996 with the Queensland Soccer Federation in Central Queensland and Gold Coast Soccer 1998 to 2002.

Appointed National Coach of Samoa in November 2002 until May 2005 supervising all National Teams male and female. An administration project with FIFA followed in American Samoa 2005/2008, including taking the Men's National Team in the Pacific Games and World Cup Qualifiers 2007. A FIFA project followed in Samoa 2008l9 before linking up with the Oceania Football Confederation and Papua New Guinea Football Association in 2009 to 2015.

Appointed Deputy CEO FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016 Local Organising Committee.



  1. ^ "American Samoa – Is The Coach David Brand A Masochist? - Capital Balls FIFA football balls". capital-balls.com. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Football: Eleven And Hell For Sad Samoans". The Mirror. 21 July 2003. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Brand new". FIFA.com. 25 August 2007. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2010.
  4. ^ Cameron, Grant (18 July 2003). "Samoans put their boots on for Milk Cup". The Belfast News Letter. Johnston Publishing. ProQuest 324785011.