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Legion FC Re-Signs Club’s All-Time Leading Scorer, Neco Brett

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January 19, 2023 – United Soccer League Championship (USL)Birmingham Legion FC News Release

Birmingham Legion FC forward Neco Brett
Birmingham Legion FC forward Neco Brett
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BIRMINGHAM, AL – Birmingham Legion FC announced today the re-signing of the Club’s all-time leading scorer, forward Neco Brett, pending league and federation approval.

“We’re thrilled to have Neco back in Birmingham,” said Legion FC President and General Manager Jay Heaps. “He is a player that Tommy and I have a great relationship with, and he has proven that he can score lots of goals in this league. We’re excited to add him back in to our attacking group.”

Brett led the line for Legion FC in 2020 and finished the shortened season with nine goals and three assists in 17 games. He returned in 2021 and had an even better season by bagging a career-high 18 goals and three assists to earn a spot on the USL Championship All-League Second Team.

The Jamaican spent 2022 with USLC side New Mexico United and made 25 appearances, scored eight goals, and added three assists. Before joining Legion FC, Brett made an All-League Second Team in 2019 with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, a club where he scored 32 goals to go with 17 assists in 70 games across two seasons.

Brett began his professional career in Jamaica, and played for the Jamaica Under-17 and Under-20 teams, before coming to America to play college soccer at Robert Morris University from 2012 to 2015. In 2016, he was selected in the second round of the MLS SuperDraft by the Portland Timbers.

Transaction: Legion FC signed forward Neco Brett to a multi-year contract, pending league and federation approval.

Player Profile: Name: Neco Brett Position: Forward Number: 11 Height: 5′ 8″ Weight: 165 lbs. Birthdate: March 22, 1992 (age: 30) Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica Citizenship: Jamaica Previous Club: New Mexico United (USL Championship) Instagram: @necobrett15 Twitter: @necobrettj

Get ready for the Legion FC Home Opener on March 11 by getting your Season Tickets now! Fans looking to purchase or find more information can do so at bhmlegion.com/2023tickets or are encouraged to email tickets@bhmlegion.com or call the Legion FC Ticket Office at 205-791-7145.

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