Garry Brooke

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Garry Brooke
Personal information
Full name Garry James Brooke
Date of birth (1960-11-24) 24 November 1960 (age 53)
Place of birth Bethnal Green, London, England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1985 Tottenham Hotspur 73 (15)
1979–1980 GAIS (loan) 23 (8)
1985–1987 Norwich City 14 (2)
1987–1988 Groningen 38 (9)
1988–1990 Wimbledon 12 (0)
1990 Stoke City (loan) 8 (0)
1990 Brentford 11 (1)
1990–1991 Baldock Town
1991 Colchester United
1991 Reading 4 (0)
1991 Wivenhoe Town
1991–1993 St Albans City
Total 183 (38)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Garry James Brooke (born 24 November 1960) is a former professional footballer who played for Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City, FC Groningen, Wimbledon, Stoke City and Brentford before moving into non-league football.[1]

Career[edit]

Brooke was born in Bethnal Green and began his career with Tottenham Hotspur.[2] He spent a year on loan at Swedish side GAIS scoring eight goals in 23 appearances and made his Spurs debut in a 3–2 defeat against West Bromwich Albion.[2] His full debut came in a 4–4 draw with Southampton with Brooke scoring twice. His debut season ended with a substitute appearance in the 1981 FA Cup Final which saw Tottenham beat Manchester City in a replay.[2] His second season with Spurs saw the team again lift the FA Cup in a replay but Brooke's place in the side came under threat from Glenn Hoddle and Tony Galvin.[2] He played 33 times in the 1982–83 season scoring nine goals but his run in the side was cut short due to a near fatal car crash in February 1983.[3] It took him seven months to regain fitness and struggled to get back into the side due to his injuries causing him to be easily short of breath. He played in just seven matches in 1984–85 and was sold to Norwich City.[2]

He never settled at Norwich as his missed London and also did not get on with first team coach Mel Machin.[2] He helped Norwich win the Second Division title in 1985–86 but missed out on a medal as he played 13 matches one short of the required 14.[2] After failing to get into the Norwich side in 1986–87 he decided to move to Dutch team Groningen. Brooke enjoyed his time at Groningen as he was given a free role by the manager Henk van Brussel.[2] He returned to England in August 1988 following the birth of his daughter and decided to sign for Wimbledon.[2] He regretted moving to Wimbledon as he didn't fit in with their direct style of play and moved on loan to Stoke City in March 1990 for the remainder of the 1989–90 season. He played eight matches for Stoke which saw the team draw and lose four matches and ended the season being relegated. He later had short spells with Brentford and Reading.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tottenham Hotspur 1978–79 First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979–80 First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980–81 First Division 18 3 7 1 0 0 0 0 25 4
1981–82 First Division 16 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 18 4
1982–83 First Division 23 7 2 0 4 1 4 1 33 9
1983–84 First Division 12 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 18 0
1984–85 First Division 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 7 1
Total 73 15 12 1 5 1 11 1 101 18
GAIS (loan) 1978 Swedish Division 2 23 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 8
Total 23 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 8
Norwich City 1985–86 Second Division 13 2 0 0 2 1 3 1 18 4
1986–87 First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Total 14 2 0 0 2 1 4 1 20 4
Groningen 1987–88 Eredivisie 38 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 9
Total 38 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 9
Wimbledon 1988–89 First Division 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 12 0
1989–90 First Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 12 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 14 0
Stoke City (loan) 1989–90 Second Division 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Brentford 1990–91 Third Division 11 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 14 1
Reading 1990–91 Third Division 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Career Total 183 35 13 1 11 2 15 2 222 40
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League Trophy, Full Members Cup Screen Sport Super Cup and UEFA Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.

Honours[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, B, J, (Ed) The PFA Premier& Football League Players' Records (2005) p83 ISBN 1-85291-665-6
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Coxon, Dave (2010). Stoke City F.C. matchday magazine. Stoke City F.C. 
  3. ^ Garry Brooke fact-file Retrieved 3 April 2009

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