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Peter Brabrook

Filed: Monday, 12th December 2016
By: Staff Writer

Peter Brabrook, one of the stars of West Ham United's FA Cup win over Preston has died aged 79.

The Greenwich-born winger made 167 appearances for West Ham during the mid 1960s including an appearance in the 1964 FA Cup Final.

And having retired from the game in the early 1970s, Brabrook returned to West Ham to take a place in Tony Carr's Academy, which produced the likes of Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard Jnr during his time at Chadwell Heath.

Born in 1937, Brabrook began his career at Ford United before joining Chelsea in 1954. Although he only played a bit-part role in Chelsea's League Championship success in 1954/55, he went on to make 251 appearances for the Blues.

Unfortunately for Brabrook - but to West Ham's distinct advantage - he failed to impress incoming Chelsea manager Tommy Docherty and was sold to the Hammers in 1962, in a deal worth 35,000.

And within three years Brabrook had added an FA Cup winners to his earlier Championship success at Stamford Bridge.

Brabrook, who also won three England caps during his career had been battling cancer. He passed away on Saturday.

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