Player #20

Appearances:

1

Starts:

1

Goals:

0

Seasons:

1

Franklin Brookes
Franklin Brookes

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Franklin Brookes
Franklin Brookes

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Franklin Brookes

Position

Forward

From

1881-82

To

1881-82

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Franklin Brookes

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

22

Division

FAC

Appearances

1
1

Starts

1
1

Substitute

0
0

Unused

0
0

Goals

0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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Franklin Brookes

Birth Date

February 1859

Birth Place

Aston, Birmingham

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Wesleyan Chapel FC

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

Aston Pilgrims |
Wesleyan Chapel FC |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Centaurs FC of Smethwick

For

Free

On

1882

Subsequent Clubs

Centaurs FC of Smethwick |

Franklin Brookes
Franklin Brookes

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Franklin Brookes
Franklin Brookes

Source: Football card Aston Villa issued by Kane Products under the Football Clubs & Colours series, 1956.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1882 Aston Villa, Free, 1 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 7 January 1882

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 7 January 1882

Notts County (a), FA Cup

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 7 January 1882

Notts County (a), FA Cup

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 7 January 1882

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

1920, Aged 61

Franklin Brookes

Player #20 for Aston Villa, Franklin Brookes played as a forward for the club. Franklin represented Villa on a single occasion during the 1881-82 FA Cup campaign.

Franklin was born in Aston, less than a mile from Villa’s current ground, on 1st February 1859 and made his first and last appearance as a 22 year old on 7th January 1882.

Villa had signed Franklin from Wesleyan Chapel FC but he soon moved on to Centaurs FC of Smethwick without adding to his appearances.

Franklin played in the era when team selection was made by a Management Committee rather than the latter day more typical Manager role.

Franklin passed away in 1920 in Birmingham aged 61.