Paul Brooker

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Paul Brooker
Personal information
Full name Paul Brooker[1]
Date of birth (1976-11-25) 25 November 1976 (age 37)
Place of birth Hammersmith, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Playing position Winger
Youth career
000?–1995 Fulham
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2000 Fulham 56 (4)
1998–1999 Stevenage Borough (loan) 8 (1)
2000 Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 15 (2)
2000–2003 Brighton & Hove Albion 118 (13)
2003–2004 Leicester City 3 (0)
2004 Reading (loan) 11 (0)
2004–2005 Reading 31 (0)
2005–2007 Brentford 71 (4)
2007–2008 Chertsey Town
2008 Havant & Waterlooville 1 (0)
2010 Dorking Wanderers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 Aug 07.
† Appearances (Goals).

Paul Brooker (born 25 November 1976 in Hammersmith, London) is a professional footballer. He is a right-winger who can also deputise on the left wing if needed.

Football career[edit]

Born and raised in London, Brooker started his career as a trainee at Fulham. Whilst there, he had loan spells at Stevenage Borough and Brighton & Hove Albion, the latter of which he joined permanently in 2000. It was during his three years at Brighton that Brooker made the majority of his league appearances so far, and it was his form for Brighton that prompted then-Premier League club Leicester City to sign him. However, his first team opportunities at Leicester proved to be limited, so Leicester's manager at the time, Micky Adams, allowed Brooker to go out on loan to Reading, a deal which was made permanent in 2004.

He made a number of appearances for Reading during their 2004–05 Football League Championship campaign, but at the end of the season was allowed to leave as he did not feature in Reading's plans for the future. Brooker then signed for Brentford in the summer of 2005, where he showcased his talents by scoring the Bees' goal of the season against Swindon in 2006. However, Brooker's spell at Brentford was largely disappointing and he left by mutual consent with a year remaining on his contract on 30 August 2007. In September 2008 Brooker has rejoined up with his former boss Micky Adams at Brighton & Hove Albion and is training with the squad, after leaving Chertsey in the summer of 2008. In June 2010 he signed for Dorking Wanderers.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Brooker is a blood relative to Matt Elliott (retired professional footballer with Leicester City and Scotland).[citation needed]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 63. ISBN 1-85291-651-6. 
  2. ^ "Wanderers make Brooker signing | This is Surrey". Thisissurreytoday.co.uk. 2010-06-11. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 

Paul Brooker career stats at Soccerbase