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John Brough (footballer)

Personal information
Full nameJohn Robert Brough
Date of birth8 January 1973(age 44)
Place of birthIlkeston, England
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionCentre back

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John Robert Brough (born 8 January 1973 in Ilkeston) is an English former professional footballer who made more than 200 appearances in the Football League playing for Shrewsbury Town, Hereford United and Cheltenham Town. He played as a centre back.

Brough spent seven years with Cheltenham after joining from Hereford United at the start of season 1998-99, at the same time as Neil Grayson and David Norton. Brough made 208 appearances for Cheltenham in those seven years, scoring 14 goals. A strong centre back, John often found himself deployed as a successful make shift centre forward. Brough scored the first and played a part in the second of 2 injury time goals that gave Cheltenham a 2-1 away victory over League rivals Rushden and Diamonds in the 98-99 season which saw promotion to the Football League.

He joined Newport County from Aldershot Town in March 2006 and was released by Newport at the end of the 2006-07 season. He is now Head of Youth for Cheltenham Town.

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