Johnny Brooks: Ex-Tottenham, Chelsea and Brentford player dies aged 84

Johnny Brooks
Johnny Brooks featured for England against Wales, Yugoslavia and Denmark in the winter of 1956

Former Tottenham, Chelsea and Brentford player Johnny Brooks has died at the age of 84.

An inside forward, Brooks won three international caps for England in 1956, scoring two goals.

After joining from Reading, Brooks scored 51 goals in 179 appearances for Spurs between 1953 and 1959.

Following two years with Chelsea, he joined Brentford in 1961 and helped the Bees win the old Division Four title in 1962-63.

Brooks scored 36 goals in 83 league outings during his stint at Griffin Park before moving to Crystal Palace in 1964.

He helped the Eagles win promotion from Division Three and subsequently had spells in non-league at Stevenage Town and Cambridge City and spent time playing in Canada and North America.

Brooks passed away at a care home in Bournemouth in Tuesday.

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