Trevor Brooking




West Ham United 1967-84

Trevor Brooking signed for West Ham United, as an apprentice on 24 July 1965, and made his debut on 29 August 1967 in a 3-3 away draw at Burnley. In a legendary career spanning 17 years, Brooking made 649 appearances and scored 102 goals for West Ham. He was five times Hammer of the Year - a record - and won the FA Cup with West Ham United in both 1975 and 1980, scoring the only goal of the game in the 1980 Final against Arsenal. Brooking also played in West Ham’s 1976 UEFA European Cup Winners Cup Final against Anderlecht, and the 1981 Football League Cup Final, and replay, against Liverpool.

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England 1982 World Cup

Injury restricted Trevor Brooking to just one appearance in the 1982 World Cup Finals, as a substitute in the 0-0 draw with Spain. Brooking’s late introduction, along with that of England captain Kevin Keegan - England’s two most experienced players - could not help England gain the win required to take them to the semi-finals, and although unbeaten in the tournament, England exited the World Cup. Brooking made 47 appearances for England between 1974 and 1982, none more vital, than his contribution during the 1982 World Cup qualifying game in Budapest on June 6th 1981, when Brooking scored two memorable goals in England’s 3-1 victory against Hungary.