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Johnny Brooks

Johnny Brooks

Clubs played for: Coley Boys Club, Mount Pleasant, Reading, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Brentford, Crystal Palace, Toronto City, Stevenage Town, Cambridge City, Cleveland Stokers, Knebworth (1948-1969)

Born: 1931

Birthplace: Reading

Died:

Position: Inside-forward

Biography: A strong, well built inside forward he was brought to the club from Spurs by Ted Drake, for 20,000 plus Les Allen in December 1959, but like the team he was came into he struggled and despite keeping faith with him for a Drake eventually sold him to Brentford. After football, worked a brokers messenger in the City and now lives in retirement in Kent. His son Shaun played for Leyton Orient and Crystal Palace.




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