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Real Name: Stephen Michael Brookes
Normal Position: Centre Half
Height: 6' 0
Weight: 11 st. 8 lbs
Born: 18/06/1955 (Norris Green, Liverpool)

Steve BrooksA part-time professional, apart from his spell at Hartlepool, he joined Southport from Marine whose manager Roly Howard predicted a bright future for him. A strong and capable defender he played out all but the last two Football League games after joining Southport, his 65 match consecutive run ending with suspension through the accumulation of 20 penalty points. After Southport failed to be re-elected he was signed by Hartlepool and made a further 63 appearances. He had four and a half seasons at Barrow where he was captain and sweeper before briefly returning to the Football League towards the end of 1984-85 season at Halifax Town. Playing for Morecambe in September 1986 he had a bad accident at South Liverpool, smashing his left elbow. It never healed properly and finished his football career. Even now he cannot bend or straighten his arm fully. He still works as a draughtsman in the Standish area.

Player Profile reproduced with Permission from:
The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F. C., by Michael Braham and Geoff Wilde (Palatine Books, 1995). ISBN 978-1-874181-14-9


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Season Date From To Value
1976/1977 02/02/1977 MARINE Southport
1977/1978 21/07/1978 Southport HARTLEPOOL 4000



Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1976/1977 2100
1977/1978 5004
Total 71 0 4


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
22/04/1978 LeagueH HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1 - 1
17/04/1978 LeagueH WIMBLEDON 0 - 5
15/04/1978 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 1 - 1
11/04/1978 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 2
07/04/1978 LeagueH YORK CITY 4 - 1
04/04/1978 LeagueH SWANSEA CITY 0 - 3
01/04/1978 LeagueA ROCHDALE 1 - 2
27/03/1978 LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 0
25/03/1978 LeagueA BARNSLEY 1 - 2
24/03/1978 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
18/03/1978 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 2
14/03/1978 LeagueH READING 1 - 1
11/03/1978 LeagueH BRENTFORD 1 - 3
07/03/1978 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 1
04/03/1978 LeagueA SOUTHEND UNITED 2 - 4
28/02/1978 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 1 - 2
25/02/1978 LeagueH BOURNEMOUTH 0 - 0
13/02/1978 Abandoned/Void GamesH FORMBY 2 - 2
04/02/1978 LeagueA NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0 - 1
14/01/1978 LeagueA SCUNTHORPE UNITED 2 - 0
07/01/1978 LeagueH TORQUAY UNITED 0 - 0
02/01/1978 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 0 - 0
31/12/1977 LeagueH ROCHDALE 3 - 1
27/12/1977 LeagueH BARNSLEY 1 - 1
26/12/1977 LeagueA DARLINGTON 0 - 3
10/12/1977 LeagueH WATFORD 2 - 2
02/12/1977 LeagueA HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1 - 3
28/11/1977 FA Cup / 1RA RUNCORN 0 - 1
26/11/1977 FA Cup / 1H RUNCORN 2 - 2
19/11/1977 LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 3 - 3
12/11/1977 LeagueA YORK CITY 1 - 2
05/11/1977 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 1 - 1
28/10/1977 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 2
21/10/1977 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 2
15/10/1977 LeagueA BRENTFORD 0 - 0
12/10/1977 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 2 - 2
07/10/1977 LeagueH SOUTHEND UNITED 0 - 0
04/10/1977 LeagueA SWANSEA CITY 1 - 1
01/10/1977 LeagueA BOURNEMOUTH 1 - 3
27/09/1977 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 2 - 2
23/09/1977 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 2
20/09/1977 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 2
17/09/1977 LeagueA READING 1 - 3
14/09/1977 Football League Cup / 2RA HULL CITY 0 - 1
09/09/1977 LeagueH NORTHAMPTON TOWN 3 - 1
03/09/1977 LeagueA WIMBLEDON 2 - 2
31/08/1977 Football League Cup / 2H HULL CITY 2 - 2
27/08/1977 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 1
20/08/1977 LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 1 - 1
16/08/1977 Football League Cup / 12LH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 2
13/08/1977 Football League Cup / 11LA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
06/08/1977 FriendlyH PORT VALE 1 - 0
14/05/1977 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
07/05/1977 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 2
03/05/1977 LeagueH COLCHESTER UNITED 1 - 3
29/04/1977 LeagueA SOUTHEND UNITED 2 - 3
22/04/1977 LeagueH BOURNEMOUTH 0 - 0
19/04/1977 LeagueA WATFORD 0 - 2
16/04/1977 LeagueA CAMBRIDGE UNITED 1 - 5
12/04/1977 LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 2 - 1
09/04/1977 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 0
08/04/1977 LeagueH WORKINGTON 1 - 1
02/04/1977 LeagueA BARNSLEY 0 - 1
28/03/1977 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 1 - 1
26/03/1977 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 0
23/03/1977 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 0 - 0
19/03/1977 LeagueA DARLINGTON 1 - 2
11/03/1977 LeagueH SWANSEA CITY 1 - 3
08/03/1977 LeagueH BRENTFORD 1 - 2
04/03/1977 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 1 - 3
01/03/1977 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 3
12/02/1977 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 0 - 1
05/02/1977 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 0 - 1

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
27/03/1978LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 0
13/02/1978Abandoned/Void GamesH FORMBY 2 - 2
26/11/1977FA Cup / 1H RUNCORN 2 - 2
05/11/1977LeagueH ALDERSHOT 1 - 1
16/08/1977Football League Cup / 12LH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 2
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