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Johnny Brooks

Tottenham Hotspur FC

3 appearances, 2 goals

P 3 W 3 D 0 L 0 F 11: A 3
100% successful

1956

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
270

Profile

Full name John Brooks
Born 23 December 1931 in Reading, Berkshire [registered in Reading, March 1932].
Height/Weight 5' 9½", 11st. 9lbs [1957].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Started his career with Coley Boys Club. Signed amateur forms with Reading FC in February 1949, turning professional in April 1949. After 46 league appearances and five goals, Brooks joined Tottenham Hotspur FC in February 1953 for a transfer fee and two players. He made 166 league appearances and scored 46 goals. Chelsea FC signed Brooks in December 1959 in a player exchange and he went on to make 46 appearances and six goals. Brentford FC signed Brooks for £5000 in September 1961 and he completed another 83 league appearances and scored another 36 goals. Crystal Palace FC signed him in January 1964, then after only seven league appearances, Stevenage Borough FC signed him in October 1964. Turned out for the Cleveland Stokers in the NASL in 1968. Was playing for and assisting Knebworth FC in the Hertfordshire League until well into his fifties.
Club honours Football League Division Four winners 1962-63;
Individual honours None
Distinctions His son, Shaun, also played football for Leyton Orient FC, Crystal Palace FC and Bournemouth AFC, as well as being an England schoolboy and youth.
Johnny Brooks was one of the early celebrities endorsing hair-products, doing so for Max Factor hair shampoo.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number 757th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right
First match No. 308, 14 November 1956, England 3 Wales 1, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 24 years 326 days.
Last match No. 310, 5 December 1956, England 5 Denmark 2, a World Cup preliminary match at Molineux, Waterloo Road North, St. Peter's, Wolverhampton, aged 24 years 347 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1956-57
Team honours British Championships winners 1956-57
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After leaving first class football, he became a broker's messenger in the city. Currently lives in Boscombe. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.48/49.

 

Johnny Brooks - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 3 2 3 0 0 270 2 135 min 1 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Johnny Brooks - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - White 3 3 0 0 11 3 +8 0 1 3.667 1.00 100.0 +3
All 3 3 0 0 11 3 +8 0 1 3.667 1.00 100.0 +3

 

Johnny Brooks - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
World Cup Preliminary 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
British Championship 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 3 3 0 0 11 3 +8 0 1 3.667 1.00 100.0 +3

 

Johnny Brooks - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1956-58 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
WCP All 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1956-57 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 2 2 0 0 8 3 +5 0 0 4.00 1.50 100.0 +2

 

Johnny Brooks - Match History
 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 3 full capsx

Age 24
1 308 14 November 1956 - England 3 Wales 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 55 8
2 309 28 November 1956 - England 3 Yugoslavia 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 13 8
3 310 5 December 1956 - England 5 Denmark 2, Molineux, Wolverhampton WCP HW Start 8

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