Scott Brown (born 25 June 1985) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Scottish Premiership club Celtic. He is his team's captain.
Brown started his career with Scottish Premier League club Hibernian, breaking into the first team in 2002. His only trophy with Hibs was the 2007 Scottish League Cup; in this season he also won the SFWA Young Player of the Year award. In 2007, he moved to Celtic for a fee of £4.4 million, the highest transfer fee paid between two Scottish clubs. In the 2007–08 season, his first with Celtic, he helped the club win the SPL title for a third consecutive year. In 2009 he won the Scottish League Cup a second time and was also named SPFA Players' Player of the Year. He was appointed as captain of Celtic in February 2010, and won the Scottish Cup the following season.
Brown played for Scotland at under-19 and under-21 levels before making his full debut in November 2005, aged 20. He did not play for Scotland again until March 2007 but then became a regular in the squad. He scored his first goal for the senior team on 5 September 2009 in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification win over Macedonia. In March 2016, he won his 50th cap and was inducted on the Scotland national football team roll of honour.