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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

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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