Meet the Referee – John Brooks

Each week we take a close look at the referee assigned to the Swans game and look at their previous record when officiating our beloved Swansea City.

This week’s referee spotlight focuses on John Brooks, who has been appointed the referee for the Swans v Barnsley Championship Play-Off Semi-Final 2nd Leg on Saturday, 22 May 2021.

John Brooks

Brooks will be assisted by Nick Greenhalgh and Mark Jones, with Matthew Donohue the 4th official for the game.

Name: John Brooks
Born: 1990
Birthplace: Melton Mowbray, England

Background:
John Brooks officiated his first EFL game in August 2016, when he took charge of the League Two encounter between Blackpool and Exeter City. Brooks has been on the FIFA International Referees List as an assistant referee since 2015.

Swans related Fact(s):
The 2018/19 season was the first time that John Brooks has officiated a Swansea City match as referee.

This will be the fifth Swansea City home game he has officiated, having done three Swans home games.

Here are the all important facts and figures for each game that he has been a referee for a Swansea City game:

Date
Competition
Home Team
Score
Away Team
22-May-21Championship Play-Off Semi-Final 2nd LegSwans?:?Barnsley
20-Feb-21
Championship
Huddersfield Town
4:1
Swans
27-Jan-21
Championship
Swans
1:1
Brentford
12-Dec-20
Championship
Cardiff City
0:2
Swans
03-Aug-19
Championship
Swans
2:1
Hull City
19-Jan-19
Championship
Swans
1:0
Sheffield United
02-Oct-18
Championship
Wigan Athletic
0:0
Swans
28-Aug-18
Carabao Cup 2nd Round
Swans
0:1
Crystal Palace

In summary, John Brooks record for Swansea City games is as follows:

Home Games
P4 W2 D1 L1

Away Games
P3 W1 D1 L1

Overall Record
P7 W3 D2 L2

This referee has a Swans Love Factor of 71%

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