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 Eric BROOK 1930-1937 
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Name: Eric Frederick Brook


Country: :ENG: England
Club: Manchester City F.C.
Position: *WF, CF, SS
Side: LF/LS
Age: 23-30 years (27/11/1907)

Height: * 173 cm (not found)
Weight: * 77 kg (not found)

Attack: 86
Defence: 41
Balance: 84
Stamina: 80
Top Speed: 83
Acceleration: 81
Response: 81
Agility: 81
Dribble Accuracy: 83
Dribble Speed: 79
Short Pass Accuracy: 81
Short Pass Speed: 72
Long Pass Accuracy: 82
Long Pass Speed: 79
Shot Accuracy: 82
Shot Power: 92
Shot Technique: 85
Free Kick Accuracy: 83
Curling: 71
Header: 79
Jump: 83
Technique: 83
Aggression: 89
Mentality: 83
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 77

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 8
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot Frequency: 4
Consistency: 7
Growth Type: Standard

P11: Cut Back Pass
P13: Long Ranger
S01: Reaction
S04: PK Taker

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Reaction - Middle Shooting - Scoring - Penalties

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded


Eric Brook is legendary English and Manchester City player, very versatile and strong player who could play practically all positions. Brook was born in the Yorkshire town of Mexborough in 1907. After playing amateur football for Wath Athletic, Brook began his professional football career with nearby Barnsley, playing in the outside left position. In 1928 Brook and team mate Fred Tilson were transferred to Manchester City for a combined fee of £6,000. In the 1928–29 football season he made 42 appearances and scored 14 times. His team mate, Tommy Johnson, scored a club record of 38 league goals that season. Brook went on to play for England a total of 18 times, scoring 10 goals. He may have played more times for his country but faced competition from Arsenal's Cliff Bastin. However, the versatility of both players meant that they often played together for England, usually with Bastin playing in the inside left position. Despite the rivalry, Brook and Bastin were in the latter's words 'always the greatest of friends'. In the 1929–30 football season Brook helped Manchester City to third in the league. The City team had been strengthened by the acquisition of the outside right Ernie Toseland and the wing half Matt Busby. In the 1930–31 football season City bought the prolific Scottish centre forward Dave Halliday from Arsenal as a replacement for Tommy Johnson. Despite this Brook was the club's top scorer that season with 16 goals. He was also the club's top scorer in the 1935–36 football season. He often played in the centre forward position for his club and has been compared to Don Revie in this position. In the 1934–35 football season Brook scored 17 goals and City finished fourth in the league, ten points behind champions Arsenal. In the 1935 British Home Championship Brook scored once and Tilson scored twice for England in a 4–0 victory against Wales at Ninian Park. In the following season, Brook was Manchester City's top scorer with 13 goals. Matt Busby and Sam Cowan had left the City team in this season but Sam Barkas had been brought in from Bradford City. n the 1936–37 football season Brook was an ever present in the first Manchester City side to win the League Championship. The team went on an unbeaten run after Christmas, winning 14 times and drawing 6 games. In the 1937–38 football season Brook was part of the City team that were relegated from the First Division despite scoring more goals than any other team. Brook scored 16 goals that season. Brook made his last appearance for Manchester City in the 1939–40 football season. He scored his last goal for City in a 6–1 victory against Wrexham in the Western Regional League in 1939, the Second World War having disrupted the normal league programme. In over eleven years with Manchester City, Brook scored 178 goals in 494 appearances, making him the all-time highest Manchester City goalscorer, ahead of Tommy Johnson who scored 166 in all competitions and Colin Bell who scored 152 goals in all competitions. Eric Brook died in 1965.

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