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Philip Rookes

Philip Rookes

Clubs played for: Worksop Town, Bradford City, Portsmouth, Colchester United , Chichester City (1937-1953)

Born: 1919

Birthplace: Dulverton

Position: Full-back

Biography: Played for Pompey either side of the Second World War during which time he served on HMS Arganaut with the Royal Navy. A solid right-back, he captained the side on the day that Pompey reached the top of the First Division for the first time in their history. He was a member of the championship-winning teams of 1948-49 and 1949-50 before leaving to play for Colchester United. Retired to Norfolk and died in 2003.

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