Papua New Guinea 2017-18 Home (#10- BROWNE) Jersey/Shirt
This is an Adidas Papua New Guinea national team 2017-18 home jersey featuring the number of star forward David Browne.
David Browne is one of PNG football’s brightest prospects and was the first Papua New Guinean footballer to play professionally in Europe, when he played for Dutch clubs PEC Zwolle and FC Groningen between 2015-18. He then returned to New Zealand, signing with local giants Auckland City and established himself as one of the league’s top strikers. In 2020, Browne returned to Europe and signed with HJK Helsinki, the most successful club in Finland, where he has played a key role in their league title victories in the 2020 & 2021 seasons. At international level, he made his debut for PNG in 2017 and has since played 3 times for his country.
Until recently, Papua New Guinea had rarely achieved much international success, however in they established themselves as a force in the OFC region when they finished 2nd as they hosted the 2016 OFC Nations Cup. Prior to this they have only qualified for the tournament three times and never made it past the group stage, but with an impressive young squad the Kapuls earned some remarkable results. They finished first in their group, defeated Solomon Islands in the semi-finals and almost pulled off a huge upset in the final against OFC powerhouse New Zealand, losing 4-2 on penalties after a 0-0 draw. With an emerging squad led by Browne and the Komolong brothers- Alwin & Felix, the future looks bright for football in Papua New Guinea.