John Brooks, Benfica
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Club: Benfica, Primeira Liga
Position: Center back
Loves to: Play some beautiful passes
Born in Germany, John Brooks has played his entire career in Europe. Between time with Hertha Berlin and Wolfsburg, he spent nearly a decade in the Bundesliga. On September 1, 2022, Brooks signed with Benfica in Portugal’s top division, where he’ll experience his first season as a professional player outside of Germany. With his long stride and impressive passing range, Brooks is an incredibly fun defender to watch.