A legendary West Ham and England International footballer from the late 1960s through to the early 1980s, and subsequently a noted Director at The Football Association, Sir Trevor Brooking's distinguished footballing career continues to this day as a highly respected TV commentator and football pundit.
Trevor began his professional football career in July 1965 when he joined West Ham United as an apprentice professional. He signed as a full professional in July 1967 and remained at the club for the whole of his career, retiring in May 1984. During this time he made 635 appearances and scored 102 goals for the club. He was also the club's Player Of The Season on four occasions and Caretaker Manager on two occasions.
Trevor made his England debut in April 1974. He went on to play 47 times for his country, playing his final international game at the 1982 World Cup in Spain.
After hanging up his boots in 1984, Trevor joined the BBC and has been a commentator/football pundit for the corporation's football coverage on radio and television ever since, including regular reports on national matches through Match Of The Day and international coverage of World Cups and various European Championships. He even provided commentary for the Pro Evolution Soccer video game series!
In 1987, Trevor became Chair of the Eastern Region Council For Sport And Recreation, a position which he held until 1997. Between 1999 and 2002 he was Chairman of Sport England and from 2004-2014 was Director Of Football Development at The Football Association. At the FA, Trevor was responsible for restructuring the Football Development Division. He was also a significant supporter of the building of England's National Football Centre, and remains a member of the St. George's Park Board. In addition, Trevor has been a member of the Club England Board since its creation in 2010 and was part of the group who appointed Roy Hodgson as England's Senior Team Manager.
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