Matthew Brooks - Player Profile

Full Name:Matthew Brooks
Born:April 23rd, 1975 (Warrington)
Signed:November 10th, 1994
First Manager:Gary Erwin
Left Club:November 24th, 1994
Career Stats: 2 appearances
Debut: November 12th, 1994 - Cliftonville 1 - 0 Ballymena United (League - Irish League)
Also Played For:Wigan Athletic

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 1994-1995  Irish League 2 0 - - - 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
2 (0) 0 -

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Nov 19th, 1994 League  (H)  vs. (Lisburn) Distillery 2 - 3
 Nov 12th, 1994 League  (A)  vs. Cliftonville 0 - 1
 Most Recent Goals:

English born midfielder signed on a short term loan deal by Gary Erwin during the 1994/95 season.

Born in Warrington, Brooks was snapped up by Wigan Athletic at the age of 10 and in 1991 signed professionally with the Lancashire club at 16. The Latics were a constant figure in the fourth tier of English football yet the teenager failed to find a way through to a first team debut whilst at the club.

Matthew's progress was also hampered by a double leg break which kept him on the sidelines for 14 months.

In November 1994, the final year of his contract at Wigan Athletic, he was offered the opportunity of a short term loan deal in Northern Ireland. Newly appointed Ballymena United manager Gary Erwin sought to reshape his team in a bid to avoid relegation from the Irish League but after two forgettable appearances in defeats to Cliftonville and Distillery - the deal was not extended.

After being released by Wigan, Brooks relocated to the United States firstly playing and then turning to coaching in the New Jersey area, where he currently remains to this day.

Last updated: 25 March 2019

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