Percy Brooke

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Percy Brooke
Personal information
Full name Percy Brooke[1]
Date of birth May 1893[1]
Place of birth Kidsgrove, England[1]
Date of death 1971 (aged 77–78)[1]
Place of death Newcastle-under-Lyme, England[1]
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Kidsgrove Wellington
1919–1920 Stoke 11 (0)
1921–1925 Aberdare Athletic 123 (0)
1926 Swindon Town 3 (0)
1927 Accrington Stanley 2 (0)
Total 139 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Percy Brooke (May 1893 – 1971) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Aberdare Athletic, Accrington Stanley, Stoke City and Swindon Town.[1]

Career[edit]

Brooke's career began with his local side Kidsgrove Wellington, from whom he joined Stoke City, playing 11 times in league matches for Stoke in the 1919–20 and 1920–21 seasons.[1] He left Stoke to join Aberdare Athletic, playing Aberdare's side in their first ever season in league football. He went on to make 123 league appearances for Aberdare before joining Swindon Town in 1926, making his Swindon debut in September 1926 in a 2–1 win at home to Bournemouth. He then dropped out of the side and only returned in April 1927 when he played in a 3–2 home win over his former side Aberdare (one of Aberdare's last games as a league side) and a 4–4 draw away to Gillingham.[1] Brooke played twice for Accrington Stanley the following season before retiring from football.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Percy Brooke at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke 1919–20 Second Division 4 0 0 0 4 0
1920–21 Second Division 7 0 1 0 8 0
Aberdare Athletic 1921–22 Third Division South 36 0 0 0 36 0
1922–23 Third Division South 29 0 6 0 35 0
1923–24 Third Division South 14 0 0 0 14 0
1924–25 Third Division South 36 0 2 0 38 0
1925–26 Third Division South 8 0 0 0 8 0
Swindon Town 1926–27 Third Division South 3 0 0 0 3 0
Accrington Stanley 1927–28 Third Division North 2 0 0 0 2 0
Career Total 139 0 9 0 148 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.