Brent Sancho Player Profile

Personal

  • Full Name: Brent Sancho
  • Born: March 13th, 1977 (Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Height: 6' 1

Career

  • Position: Defender
  • Signed: August 7th, 2003
  • Date Left Club: May 31st, 2005
  • First Manager: Jim Duffy
  • Dundee Career Totals:
    55 first team competitive appearances
    2 first team competitive goals
  • Also Played For: Atlanta Silverbacks, Charleston Battery, Gillingham, Joe Public, Millwall Athletic, MyPa, North East Stars, Portland Timbers, Rochester Rhinos, Ross County, San Juan Jabloteh, Tervarit


Dundee Career Summary


Competitive Friendlies Other (War)
2003-04 21 (4)- - - - -
2004-05 27 (3) 2 - - - -
TOTAL 48 (7) 2 - - - -

NOTES:
Other Cups may include: Anglo-Scottish Cup, Challenge Cup, Cup Winners' Cup, Drybrough Cup, International Soccer League, League Cup, Summer Cup, Texaco Cup.


Biography


Brent Sancho was born in the Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago on March 13th 1977 and he started his football career playing for St John’s Red Storm while studying at St John’s University in New York City. He stayed in New York for eight years and worked part time in a shoe shop in the World Trade Centre and lost two friends in the 9/11 atrocity.

Sancho’s somewhat eclectic football career had previously taken him from Joe Public in Trinidad to Portland Timbers via MyPa in Finland before turning up in Tayside. He joined Dundee in August 2003 after impressing manager Jim Duffy playing against The Dee for San Juan Jabloteh during their Caribbean Tour in the winter break in January and he made his debut in the UEFA Cup against KS Vllaznia in Albania, coming off the bench to replace Giorgi Nemsadze in the 2-0 win.

Three days later Sancho made his home debut for Dundee when he started against Dunfermline at East End Park and sat on the bench for the return leg against Vllaznia and in the home leg against Perugia in the next round.

Having made just four appearances before Dundee went into administration in November, he became a key player after surviving the administrators’ cull and played a further 22 times as Dundee finished a traumatic season top of the bottom six in seventh.

At the end of the season Sancho was called up by Trinidad and Tobago for a friendly against Scotland at Easter Road and played the full 90 minutes in the 4-1 defeat to the hosts.

While at Dens, Sancho would play 18 times for his country making him the most capped non-Scottish international in the clubs history and he would go on to play in all three of Trindad and Tobago’s games at the 2006 World Cup in Germany after he left Scotland.

Season 2004/05 saw Sancho as a mainstay in the side and played 30 times, scoring twice. His first goal for The Dee was the winner against Dunfermline in the penultimate game before the split while his second was in the penultimate game of the season in a 1-1 draw with Inverness at Dens.

The season ended in disappointment as the Dark Blues were relegated the following week by just one point after a 1-1 draw at Livingston and Sancho was one of a flurry of players released in a cost cutting exercise as the club prepared for life in the First Division.

Sancho then moved down south to join English League One side Gillingham and was signed for The Gills by former Ross County boss Neale Copper. He stayed at the Priestfield Stadium for two years and it was while playing in Kent that he went to the World Cup in Germany.

Sancho left Gillingham in the summer of 2007 and was unable to find a club until he joined Millwall on a month’s contract but when it wasn’t renewed in January, he found himself without a club again.

In March 2008 Sancho joined Ross County until the end of the season and was part of the side to win the Scottish League Division Two title and promotion to the second tier.

In the summer however Sancho returned to the United States where he played out the rest of his career for Atlanta Silverbacks and Rochester Rhinos.

Upon hanging up his boots in 2010, Sancho became the owner/coach of the Trinidad and Tobago Professional Football League club North East Stars, before setting up his own team called Central FC.

In 2015, Sancho was appointed Minister of Sport in Trinidad and Tobago and he handed control of Central FC to the club's co-owner, Kevin Harrison.

He returned to football in this year when he became assistant coach of the Anguilla to try and help them qualify for 2022 World Cup in Qatar but results so far have been disastrous with a 6-0 defeat to the Dominican Republic and a 13-0 loss at home to Panama.

For his participation in the 2006 World Cup in Germany, Sancho was awarded the Chaconia Medal (Gold Class), the second highest state decoration of Trinidad and Tobago.

Debut (as sub)

August 14th, 2003
Vllaznia Shkodër 0 - 2 Dundee

UEFA Cup (Qualifying Round 1st Leg)

Full Debut

August 17th, 2003
Dundee 0 - 2 Dunfermline Athletic

League (Premier League)


Playing Statistics - First Team Competitive matches (All Seasons)



Competition NPS Win % Draw % Loss %
League 44 (4)24 --
UEFA Cup (1)-2 --
Scottish Cup 1 (1)-- --
League Cup 3 (1)-- 1-
Totals: 48 (7)26 1-

 Recent Starting Appearances (First Team Competitive matches)
 21/05/05 Premier League vs. Livingston (A) 1 - 1
 14/05/05 Premier League vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1
 23/04/05 Premier League vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
 16/04/05 Premier League vs. Inverness CT (A) 2 - 3
 02/03/05 Premier League vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 3

 Recent Goals Scored (First Team Competitive matches)
 14/05/05 Premier League vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1
 09/04/05 Premier League vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 1

 List of First Team Competitive matches played (click to expand)
 21/05/05 Premier League vs. Livingston (A)  1 - 1
 14/05/05 Premier League vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 1
 23/04/05 Premier League vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 1
 16/04/05 Premier League vs. Inverness CT (A)  2 - 3
 09/04/05 Premier League vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 1
 02/04/05 Premier League vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 0
 19/03/05 Premier League vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 13/03/05 Premier League vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 2
 05/03/05 Premier League vs. Livingston (H)  0 - 1
 02/03/05 Premier League vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 3
 12/02/05 Premier League vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 1
 29/01/05 Premier League vs. Dundee Utd (A)  2 - 2
 08/01/05 3rd Round vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 2
 27/12/04 Premier League vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 3
 18/12/04 Premier League vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 11/12/04 Premier League vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 3
 04/12/04 Premier League vs. Livingston (A)  0 - 1
 20/11/04 Premier League vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 4
 13/11/04 Premier League vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 3
 06/11/04 Premier League vs. Dundee Utd (H)  1 - 0
 27/10/04 Premier League vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 2
 23/10/04 Premier League vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 2
 16/10/04 Premier League vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 1
 02/10/04 Premier League vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 26/09/04 Premier League vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 2
 21/09/04 3rd Round vs. Livingston (A)  1 - 2
 18/09/04 Premier League vs. Livingston (H)  0 - 0
 11/09/04 Premier League vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 3
 28/08/04 Premier League vs. Hibernian (A)  4 - 4
 24/08/04 2nd Round vs. Forfar (H)  4 - 0
 15/08/04 Premier League vs. Dundee Utd (A)  2 - 1
 07/08/04 Premier League vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 1
 15/05/04 Premier League vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 1
 12/05/04 Premier League vs. Livingston (H)  2 - 0
 08/05/04 Premier League vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 0
 01/05/04 Premier League vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 1
 24/04/04 Premier League vs. Partick (A)  1 - 0
 17/04/04 Premier League vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 11/04/04 Premier League vs. Dundee Utd (A)  2 - 2
 03/04/04 Premier League vs. Partick (H)  2 - 1
 27/03/04 Premier League vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 3
 20/03/04 Premier League vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 4
 17/03/04 Premier League vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 13/03/04 Premier League vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 03/02/04 Semi Final vs. Livingston (N)  0 - 1
 31/01/04 Premier League vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 25/01/04 Premier League vs. Dundee Utd (H)  2 - 1
 10/01/04 3rd Round vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 0
 06/01/04 Premier League vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 2
 28/12/03 Premier League vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 2
 20/12/03 Premier League vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 2
 13/12/03 Premier League vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 3
 06/12/03 Premier League vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 2
 03/12/03 Quarter Final vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 0
 08/11/03 Premier League vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 1
 27/09/03 Premier League vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 3
 24/09/03 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Perugia (H)  1 - 2
 31/08/03 Premier League vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 28/08/03 Qualifying Round 2nd Leg vs. Vllaznia (H)  4 - 0
 17/08/03 Premier League vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 2
 14/08/03 Qualifying Round 1st Leg vs. Vllaznia (A)  2 - 0

 List of First Team Competitive goals scored (click to expand)
 14/05/05 Premier League vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 1
 09/04/05 Premier League vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 1

  = Starting Appearances (Sub Appearances) | = Goals | NPS = Squad Appearances (as Non-Playing Sub) | GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


  • International Debut


  • Signed For Dundee


  • First Team Debut

    Vllaznia 0 - 2 Dundee
    UEFA Cup (Qualifying Round 1st Leg)


  • League Debut

    Dundee 0 - 2 Dunfermline
    League (Premier League)


  • 50th Appearance

    Dundee 1 - 0 Kilmarnock
    League (Premier League)


  • First Goal

    Dundee 2 - 1 Dunfermline
    League (Premier League)


  • Last Appearance

    Livingston 1 - 1 Dundee
    League (Premier League)


  • Left the Club



International Career (Trinidad & Tobago)


Caps: 43

International Debut: October 12th, 1999 v. Panama

Out of Sancho's 43 caps for Trinidad and Tobago, 18 of those were played while he was a Dundee player.

In fact, Sancho is the most capped non-Scottish international in the clubs history.

Sancho played three matches in the 2006 World Cup for Trinidad where he unfortunately scored an own goal in his last International match in a 2-0 defeat to Paraguay.