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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, CMF, DMF, (GK)
Side: LF/LS
Age: 23-30 years (27/11/1907)

Height: 175 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Attack: 86
Defence: 49
Balance: 84
Stamina: 82
Top Speed: 83
Acceleration: 81
Response: 81
Agility: 81
Dribble Accuracy: 80
Dribble Speed: 79
Short Pass Accuracy: 79
Short Pass Speed: 75
Long Pass Accuracy: 82
Long Pass Speed: 79
Shot Accuracy: 81
Shot Power: 92
Shot Technique: 83
Free Kick Accuracy: 84
Curling: 72
Header: 78
Jump: 83
Technique: 82
Aggression: 89
Mentality: 82
Keeper Skills: 60
Team Work: 78

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

P13 Long Ranger
S01 Reaction
S04 PK Taker

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Reaction - Middle Shooting - Penalties

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Attack Minded


Eric Brook is legendary English and Manchester City player, very versatile and strong player who could play all positions. Brook was an outside left with remarkable stamina but preferred to drift and score from a central position. He was a muscular player with one of the fiercest shots in pre-war football and was a good penalty and free kick taker. Brook was an unorthodox outside left with a licence to roam. Brook treated the left wing as a home to look in on. He had a roving commission and was often found in the centre of the field. Brook would often take throw-ins on both sides of the field. Brook could play anywhere on the pitch if the need required, including in goal. He replaced an injured goalkeeper on at least three occasions over the course of his career. Brook is regarded as one of Manchester City's and England's greatest ever players. He has been described as a brilliant roving forward for Manchester City and England and one of the great names of British football. 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. 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'. He often played in the centre forward position for his club and has been compared to Don Revie in this position. In over eleven years with City, Brook scored 178 goals in 494 appearances, making him the all-time highest Manchester City goalscorer. When Brook, who also acted as City’s emergency goalkeeper despite his size, was forced to quit in 1940 because injuries he suffered in a car crash meant he could no longer head the ball, he retired to his native Yorkshire where he became a coach driver and ran a pub in Halifax. Eric Brook died in 1965.

Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:21 am
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5''9 -> 1.75m
11st 13lbs -> 76kg

Tue Feb 28, 2023 9:12 am
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This set should be updated. Beside his powerful shot, he was also famous as a fast winger with remarkable stamina and can shoot hard with both feet.

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