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Chelsea FC Profile: Johnny Brooks

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Full Name: John Brooks

Born: Wednesday, 23rd December 1931
Place of birth: Reading, Berkshire, England
Height: 5' 9 1/2"
Died: Tuesday, 7th June 2016 (aged 84)
Place of death: Bournemouth, Dorset, England
Burial: Cremated - Bournemouth Crematorium.

Involvement with Chelsea:

Player from 1959 to 1961

Playing Career:

Tottenham Hotspur
Chelsea (Dec 1959 to Sep 1961) - cost: £20,000
Crystal Palace
Toronto City
Cambridge City
Cleveland Stokers

Chelsea First-Team Career Summary

Debut: Saturday, 12th December 1959, Blackpool 3 - 1 Chelsea

Age on debut: 27 years 11 months 19 days

Last Appearance: Wednesday, 26th April 1961, Chelsea 0 - 2 Sheffield Wednesday


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1959 / 60 20200022
1960 / 61 26040030


Season League F.A. Cup Lg Cup Europe Oth* Ttl
1959 / 60 500005
1960 / 61 101002

* oth = other competitive matches such as Full Members Cup, Charity/Community Shield, Fifa World Club Cup.
Figures in ( ) are substitute appearances and are also included in the totals.
i.e. Johnny Brooks made 52 appearances for Chelsea, of which 0 were as a substitute.

Competitive Matches Played

CompDateHome  AwayAtt
League12th Dec 1959Blackpool31Chelsea12,410 match lost scored 1 goal
League19th Dec 1959Preston North End45Chelsea15,775 match won
League26th Dec 1959Chelsea22Newcastle United48,462 match drawn
League28th Dec 1959Newcastle United11Chelsea43,295 match drawn
League2nd Jan 1960Chelsea22Leicester City23,719 match drawn scored 1 goal
F.A. Cup9th Jan 1960Chelsea51Bradford Park Avenue32,212 match won
League16th Jan 1960Burnley21Chelsea21,916 match lost scored 1 goal
League23rd Jan 1960Chelsea13Leeds United18,963 match lost
F.A. Cup30th Jan 1960Chelsea12Aston Villa66,671 match lost
League6th Feb 1960West Ham United42Chelsea29,655 match lost
League13th Feb 1960Chelsea42Fulham38,687 match won
League24th Feb 1960Chelsea22West Bromwich Albion26,225 match drawn
League27th Feb 1960Sheffield Wednesday11Chelsea41,403 match drawn
League5th Mar 1960Chelsea30Luton Town33,679 match won
League12th Mar 1960Everton61Chelsea50,963 match lost
League30th Mar 1960Blackburn Rovers10Chelsea15,832 match lost
League2nd Apr 1960Chelsea30Manchester City34,044 match won scored 1 goal
League9th Apr 1960Arsenal14Chelsea40,525 match won scored 1 goal
League15th Apr 1960Chelsea13Tottenham Hotspur67,819 match lost
League18th Apr 1960Tottenham Hotspur01Chelsea37,205 match won Captain
League23rd Apr 1960Bolton Wanderers20Chelsea19,432 match lost
League30th Apr 1960Chelsea15Wolverhampton Wanderers61,567 match lost
League20th Aug 1960Aston Villa32Chelsea43,776 match lost
League24th Aug 1960Chelsea13Leicester City24,691 match lost
League27th Aug 1960Chelsea33Wolverhampton Wanderers41,681 match drawn
League31st Aug 1960Leicester City13Chelsea21,087 match won scored 1 goal
League3rd Sep 1960Bolton Wanderers41Chelsea21,609 match lost
League7th Sep 1960Chelsea52Blackburn Rovers23,224 match won
League10th Sep 1960Chelsea32West Ham United37,873 match won
League17th Sep 1960Fulham32Chelsea37,423 match lost
League24th Sep 1960Blackpool14Chelsea26,546 match won
League1st Oct 1960Chelsea33Everton31,457 match drawn
League Cup10th Oct 1960Millwall17Chelsea15,007 match won scored 1 goal
League15th Oct 1960Birmingham City10Chelsea23,337 match lost
League22nd Oct 1960Chelsea26Burnley29,080 match lost
League Cup24th Oct 1960Chelsea42Workington5,630 match won
League29th Oct 1960Preston North End02Chelsea14,174 match won
League5th Nov 1960Chelsea42Newcastle United30,489 match won
League12th Nov 1960Arsenal14Chelsea38,886 match won
League Cup16th Nov 1960Doncaster Rovers07Chelsea9,951 match won
League19th Nov 1960Chelsea63Manchester City37,346 match won
League26th Nov 1960Nottingham Forest21Chelsea22,121 match lost
League3rd Dec 1960Chelsea71West Bromwich Albion19,568 match won
League10th Dec 1960Cardiff City21Chelsea21,840 match lost
League Cup14th Dec 1960Portsmouth10Chelsea13,054 match lost
League17th Dec 1960Chelsea24Aston Villa23,805 match lost
League31st Dec 1960Wolverhampton Wanderers61Chelsea28,503 match lost
League14th Jan 1961Chelsea11Bolton Wanderers20,461 match drawn
League4th Feb 1961Chelsea21Fulham39,185 match won
League11th Feb 1961Chelsea22Blackpool21,993 match drawn
League15th Apr 1961Chelsea31Arsenal38,233 match won
League26th Apr 1961Chelsea02Sheffield Wednesday24,258 match lost

Chelsea Graves Society Info & External Research Links:

Link to the CGS Ancestry profile for John Brooks View CGS profile for John Brooks on Ancestry
Link to the findagrave profile for John Brooks View CGS profile for John Brooks on Find-A-Grave
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Chelsea FC Player Johnny Brooks

Games Won: 21
Win Percentage: 40.38%
Starts as Captain: 1
Total Bookings: 0
Times Sent Off: 0


During his Chelsea first-team career of 52 appearances, Johnny Brooks played alongside the following 26 players (number of appearances together in the same match-day squad in brackets)

Sylvan Anderton (31)
Micky Block (1)
Frank Blunstone (38)
Peter Bonetti (28)
Peter Brabrook (48)
Terry Bradbury (12)
Barry Bridges (2)
John Compton (1)
Stan Crowther (21)
Bobby Evans (28)
Derek Gibbs (4)
Jimmy Greaves (47)
Allan Harris (14)
Mike Harrison (5)
Charlie Livesey (22)
Reg Matthews (21)
John Mortimore (30)
Tony Nicholas (2)
Bill Robertson (3)
Mel Scott (6)
John Sillett (38)
Peter Sillett (49)
Bobby Tambling (13)
Ron Tindall (27)
Terry Venables (27)
Dick Whittaker (2)