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Ivor Broadis (Carlisle, Sunderland, Manchester City, Newcastle, Queen of the South, England)

 



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Apr 13, 2019, 1:59 PM

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Ivor Broadis (Carlisle, Sunderland, Manchester City, Newcastle, Queen of the South, England) Can't Post or

The oldest surviving England international footballer has died aged 96

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-47919657


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Re: [South Mercian] Ivor Broadis (Carlisle, Sunderland, Manchester City, Newcastle, Queen of the South, England) [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

This is very sad news. I interviewed Ivor, at the home near Carlisle he shared with daughter Gill and son-in-law Colin, as recently as November 15 - a piece prompted by Ivor being given the freedom of Carlisle. He had some lovely tales to tell! A little to my surprise, Ivor said the most enjoyable time of his football career came right at the end, when he played for Queen of the South.

Here's how the online version of the Carlisle-based News & Star - one of the newspapers for which Ivor wrote during a long career as a journalist - reported his death:

Carlisle football legend Ivor Broadis has died. The great former England international player passed away at home at about 7pm last night. He was 96. His family today paid tribute to Ivor, who played for and managed Carlisle United and also represented Newcastle, Sunderland, Manchester City and Queen of the South in an illustrious career. His daughter Gill told the News & Star: "It was sudden but dad was very peaceful when he died, and I was with him. It is a very sad time but we will always be very proud of him. He had a good life, and we will never forget how happy and proud he was when he was given the freedom of Carlisle last year." Ivor lived with Gill and his son-in-law Colin at Linstock near Carlisle. No England international footballer lived longer than Ivor, who turned 96 in December.

An inside-forward described as "one of the great players of the English game" by Sir Alex Ferguson, he won 14 caps for his country, scored eight goals, and played in the 1954 World Cup. From the Isle of Dogs in London, he served in the Royal Air Force during World War Two when he was posted to Crosby on Eden. After the war he became the Football League's youngest ever manager - a record he still holds - when he was appointed player-manager of Carlisle United aged 23. Regarded as one of the Blues' greatest players, he moved to Sunderland in 1949, while it was with Manchester City, from 1951-3, that he won his first England cap against Austria. Broadis played for Newcastle from 1953-5 before returning for a second spell at Brunton Park, then ending his playing days across the border with Queen of the South.

A gifted writer, Broadis then enjoyed a long and respected spell as a football writer for newspapers in the north of England, including for Cumbrian Newspapers. He was made an honorary Freeman of the city of Carlisle last October as city councillors paid tribute to his "eminent service and truly remarkable life". He described it as "one of the greatest things that has happened to me".



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Re: [Feversham Lens] Ivor Broadis (Carlisle, Sunderland, Manchester City, Newcastle, Queen of the South, England) [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

It was one of the old chestnut quiz questions; when moving from Carlisle to Newcastle, he became the first (only?) player-manager to transfer himself to another club.


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Apr 21, 2019, 5:53 PM

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Re: [noprogs] Ivor Broadis (Carlisle, Sunderland, Manchester City, Newcastle, Queen of the South, England) [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

This short clip from a local ITV programme is a nice tribute to him-https://www.facebook.com/Standupcomedyuk/videos/373485640161473/.
Incidentally I didn't realise before seeing this that he pronounced the first syllable of his name to rhyme with "road" rather than "board".
Any offers for the "new" oldest surviving England player?


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Re: [Oldeagle] Ivor Broadis (Carlisle, Sunderland, Manchester City, Newcastle, Queen of the South, England) [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

I think that there are now only 5 survivors from the 1920's

22.09.1927 Gordon Astall
31.05.1928 Derek Ufton
26.07.1928 Johnny Wheeler
10.06.1929 Ron Baynham
10.11.1929 Tommy Banks

 
 


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