Josh Brooking

England U16s

    1 September 2002

    Reading, England
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Josh Brooking is a defender who joined us during the 2018/19 season from Reading.

Academy years

He can play at centre-back or right-back in defence and is a strong, aggressive one-v-one defender who has represented England at Under-16 level. He signed his scholarship deal in July 2019.

Josh mainly featured for the under-18s during his first season as a scholar and made his UEFA Youth League debut at under-19 level in the draw against Lille at Cobham. After 12 appearances in Blue during the 2019/20 season Brooking signed his first professional contract with Chelsea, keeping him at the club until June 2022 at least.