Erik Palmer-Brown Biography – Troyes Centre-Back

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Erik Palmer-Brown Bio

Erik Palmer-Brown started playing soccer at the age of four. Image Source: Erik Palmer-Brown's Instagram.

Erik Palmer-Brown is a professional soccer player who currently plays for Ligue 1 side Troyes and the United States Men’s National Team. Brown has been a part of the French club for a year, turning out to be an integral part of the team. He signed his first professional contract at sixteen.

With the ever-growing popularity of Ligue 1, many are curious to learn more about Erik. With the 2022 World Cup just around the corner, Brown must be gearing up for the event. Thus, fans are eager to know the personal details of the center-back. So, let’s talk more about Erik Palmer-Brown’s family, career, and net worth in this article.

Raised By A Single Mother

Erik Ross Palmer-Brown was born on April 24, 1997, to American parents Marilyn Palmer and Harry Brown. He was raised in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, by his single mother as his dad had died when he was only nine years old. Tragically, Erik-Palmer Brown’s father passed away from an enlarged heart.

Marilyn raised Erik and his little brother Nick-Palmer Brown single-handedly. The player’s parents were never married, but it must have taken a huge toll on his mom to raise two young kids alone. Erik is very appreciative of his mother and often claims that helping her out after her years of dedication and sacrifice feels good.

Erik Palmer-Brown's Mother
Erik Palmer-Brown and his brother were raised by their single mother. Image Source: Erik Palmer-Brown’s Instagram.

The athlete started playing soccer when he was only four years old. It was his mom who advised him to try new things which made him play as many games as he could. He went to the Archbishop O’Hara High School in Kansas City.

The soccer player used to play soccer and football. But, Brown decided to focus on soccer from sixth grade. In addition, he was already playing with the Wizards Academy (the former name of Sporting Kansas City).

Erik Palmer-Brown Net Worth And Career

Having started his soccer journey at such a young age, Palmer has prioritized soccer and managed to get many games under his belt. Moreover, he has been part of some renowned European teams, which has helped him garner considerable wealth. So, we can assume that Erik Palmer-Brown’s net worth must be massive.

The US defender has been a part of some of the teams from Europe’s top five leagues. After leaving Sporting Kansas City in 2013, Brown moved to the second team of Porto on loan, where he played 17 matches. He then returned to Swope Park Rangers, the affiliate team of Kansas, before signing a contract with the famous English team Manchester City.

Here are some of Erik Palmer-Brown’s stats:

Competition Appearances Goals Minutes Played
Austrian Bundesliga 46 2 3,933
Ligue 1 21 1,737
Eredivisie 18 1 1,563
Major League Soccer 20 1,251
Liga Sabseg 17 1,427

Table Source: Transfermarkt

Brown went to three successive loan spells in Belgium’s Kortrijk, Holland’s NAC Breda, and Austria’s FK Wien, followed by a loan deal to France’s Troyes in 2021. After a successful year at the club, the American athlete joined Troyes on a permanent deal till 2024. That must have escalated his income massively.

Erik has only featured in three national team matches, but given his age, he still has time for more appearances. But, he has played at age-group levels from U-15, U-17, U-18, to U-20. Now, he competes with the likes of Aaron Long, Antonee Robinson, George Bello, and Shaq Moore.

According to Spotrac, Brown had a base salary of $75,000 in 2017 with Swope Park Rangers. That must have significantly increased by now. Plus, playing in one of the biggest leagues in Europe certainly must have earned him good incentives and bonuses. Hence, Erik Palmer-Brown’s net worth must be a significant amount.

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Is Erik Palmer-Brown Dating Anyone?

Well, the American player seems very private about his romantic life. He is quite active on social media, but it does not hint at Erik Palmer-Brown’s partner. Instead, he shares pictures of matches and other stuff. Thus, Erik seems to be primarily focused on his career.


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Moreover, there have been no rumors about Erik Palmer-Brown’s girlfriend. So could it be that he is single? The ins and outs of his relationship will be known only when he decides to disclose the information about his beau.

Nevertheless, Erik seems to be living a happy life. He has achieved quite a lot in terms of his professional career. So, let’s hope he can keep winning games and succeed in the days ahead.

Trivia And Facts

  • Erik’s jersey number in Troyes is 2.
  • He idiolizes center-back Thiago Silva.
  • He was pursued by Juventus once.