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Eric Brook

Manchester City FC

18 appearances, 10 goals

P 18 W 12 D 1 L 5 F 47: A 20
69% successful

1929-37

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
1620

Profile

Full name Eric Fred Brook
Born 27 November 1907 in Mexborough, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Doncaster, March 1907].

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, Eric Fred is the oldest of two children, the other is Florence, to Fred and Kate (née Ward) and live at 7 Dolcliffe Road in Mexborough. His father is a coal hewer.

Died 29 March 1965, aged 57 years 122 days [registered as Eric F., in Manchester, June 1965].
Height/Weight 5' 6¾", 11st. 6lbs [1933].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Started his career with Mexborough Schools and Oxford Road YMCA. Played for local teams Swinton Prims FC, Mexborough FC, Dearne Valley Old Boys FC and Wath Athletic FC. Barnsley FC paid £200 to take Brook in February 1926. He impressed, because in March 1928, Manchester City FC traded Fred Tilson and parted with £4000 to get Brook. He remained at City, making 453 league appearances, scoring 158 goals, he retired during WW2.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1932-33, winners 1933-34; Football League Champions 1936-37;
Individual honours Football League (seven appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 545th players (546) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 168, 19 October 1929, Ireland 0 England 3, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 21 years 326 days.
Last match No. 213, 17 November 1937, England 2 Wales 1, a British Championship match at Ayresome Park, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, aged 29 years 355 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1929-30, 1933-34, 1934-35, 1935-36, 1937-38;
Team honours British Championships winners 1929-30, shared 1934-35;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Following his enforced retirement through the war, Eric settled in Manchester working latterly as a crane driver. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.48.

 

Eric Brook - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Pens Capt. Disc.
19 18 12 1620 10 162 min 6 1 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Eric Brook - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 9 6 1 2 23 12 +11 0 1 2.556 1.333 72.2 +4
Away 9 6 0 3 24 8 +16 1 4 2.667 0.889 66.7 +3
All 18 12 1 5 47 20 +27 1 5 2.611 1.111 69.4 +7

 

Eric Brook - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 12 8 1 3 28 11 +17 1 4 2.333 0.917 70.8 +5
Friendly 6 4 0 2 19 9 +10 0 1 3.167 1.50 66.7 +2
All 18 12 1 5 47 20 +27 1 5 2.611 1.111 69.4 +7

 

Eric Brook - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1929-30 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1933-34 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5 0 2 2.333 0.667 66.7 +1
BC 1934-35 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 1 1 2.00 1.00 66.7 +1
BC 1935-36 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 0 0 1.667 1.333 50.0 =0
BC 1937-38 2 2 0 0 7 2 +5 0 0 3.50 1.00 100.0 +2
BC All 12 8 1 3 28 11 +17 1 4 2.333 0.917 70.8 +5
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 12 8 1 3 28 11 +17 1 4 2.333 0.917 70.8 +5
All 12 8 1 3 28 11 +17 1 4 2.333 0.917 70.8 +5

 

Eric Brook - Match History
 Club: Manchester City F.C. - 18 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 18 full capsx

Age 21
1 168 19 October 1929 - Ireland 0 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start ol
Age 25
- 186 13 May 1933 - Italy 1 England 1, Stadio Nazionale del PNF, Roma tour AD reserve
2 187 20 May 1933 - Switzerland 0 England 4, Sportplatz Neufeld, Bern AW Start ol
3 188 14 October 1933 - Ireland 0 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start 30 ol
4 189 15 November 1933 - England 1 Wales 2, St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne HL Start 59 ol
Age 26
5 190 6 December 1933 - England 4 France 1, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HW Start 20 ol
6 191 14 April 1934 - England 3 Scotland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 70 ol
7 192 10 May 1934 - Hungary 2 England 1, Stadion Üllõi út, Budapest tour AL Start ol
8 193 16 May 1934 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 1, Stadión Letná, Praha AL Start ol
9 194 29 September 1934 - Wales 0 England 4, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW Start 30 ol
10 195 14 November 1934 - England 3 Italy 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Start 1, 9, 12 ol
Age 27
11 196 6 February 1935 - England 2 Ireland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HW Start ol
12 197 6 April 1935 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL Start ol
13 199 19 October 1935 - Ireland 1 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start ? ol
Age 28
14 201 5 February 1936 - England 1 Wales 2, Molineux, Wolverhampton BC HL Start ol
15 202 4 April 1936 - England 1 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley HD Start ol
Age 29
16 207 2 December 1936 - England 6 Hungary 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Start 25 ol
17 212 23 October 1937 - Ireland 1 England 5, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start 75 11
18 213 17 November 1937 - England 2 Wales 1, Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough HW Start 11

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