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Full Name: Colin Brookes
Normal Position: Outside Left
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 11st
Born: 02/01/1942 (Barnsley)

An outstanding schoolboy footballer, he was a member of the Barnsley Boys team which shared the English schools trophy with Southampton and also represented Yorkshire Boys and England Boys. Briefly a ‘Busby Babe’ he got home sick and Manchester United fixed him up with Barnsley. He did not relish the hard tackling fullbacks in the fourth division and spent much of the second half of the season in the reserves.

Colin Brookes scored in Southports 10-2 pre-season friendly win over Wigan Athletic. He began by making 18 consecutive appearances but lost his place after a dismal for 4-1 defeat at Halifax. He returned to make two further appearances in the Christmas holiday games. In the Boxing Day fixture his long high centre passed over the head of the Rovers keeper into the net. His other League goal was a freak affair when he swung the ball into the goal mouth from the left touchline against Gillingham; under challenge Simpson took his eyes off the Ball with the result that it ended up in the net.

After retiring from the game, he joined the police in the West Midlands where he still lives and represented the British police team, later coaching and managing them. He retired from the Police in October 1994 and was appointed general manager of Halesowen Town.



Season Date From To Value
1963/1964 26/06/1963 PETERBOROUGH UNITED Southport
1963/1964 01/06/1964 Southport UNATTACHED Free Transfer



Statistics include the following competitions
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Challenge Cup, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1963/1964 2504
Total 25 0 4


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
27/04/1964 Liverpool Senior CupH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
29/01/1964 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2 RH BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 - 4
28/12/1963 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 3
26/12/1963 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 3 - 0
25/11/1963 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 RH BLACKPOOL 5 - 3
28/10/1963 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 4
25/10/1963 LeagueA YORK CITY 1 - 4
22/10/1963 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 3 - 1
19/10/1963 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 0 - 2
14/10/1963 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 1 - 3
12/10/1963 LeagueA BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 0 - 1
07/10/1963 LeagueH TORQUAY UNITED 1 - 0
05/10/1963 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 0
02/10/1963 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 0 - 2
28/09/1963 LeagueA DARLINGTON 2 - 2
25/09/1963 Football League Cup / 2A WORKINGTON 0 - 3
21/09/1963 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 1
17/09/1963 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 3 - 3
14/09/1963 LeagueA EXETER CITY 1 - 1
11/09/1963 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 1 - 3
07/09/1963 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 0 - 1
04/09/1963 Football League Cup / 1H BARROW 2 - 1
31/08/1963 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 1 - 1
27/08/1963 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 4 - 1
24/08/1963 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 0 - 2

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
29/01/1964Lancashire Senior Cup / 2 RH BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 - 4
26/12/1963LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 3 - 0
25/11/1963Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 RH BLACKPOOL 5 - 3
31/08/1963LeagueH GILLINGHAM 1 - 1
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