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|Edward Christopher Brand
|Date of Birth
|22 January 1987
|Place of Birth
|1997 - 2005
|2012 - 2023
|Development squad Assistant Manager
| Under-18s Assistant Manager
Ed Brand is a footballer who was a member of the Chelsea academy and later academy coaching staff.
Ed progressed through the junior age groups at Chelsea to earn a scholarship ahead of the the 2003-04 season.
A versatile defender, Ed played regularly and captained the Under-18 team on many occasions. He failed to secure a professional contract, however, and left the club in 2005.
Ed never achieved international representation.
Youth Team Football
Post Chelsea Career
Ed took his career to the United States, where he spent four years as a San Jose State University footballer with the Spartans. After graduating in 2008, he returned to England to coach the Chelsea's Under-12 team back at Cobham. In July 2012 he was promoted to work alongside Dermot Drummy and Andy Myers in the Under-21 squad backroom team. Having then served as Assistant to Jody Morris in the Under-18 ranks, he joined Joe Edwards' Development Squad in the same capacity for the 2018-19 season. He would then later lead the Under-18s for three and a half seasons before leaving in early 2023 to join Morris at Swindon Town.