Ivor Broadis

Ivor Broadis
Personal information
Full nameIvan Arthur Broadis[1]
Date of birth(1922-12-18)18 December 1922
Place of birthIsle of Dogs, Poplar, England
Date of death12 April 2019(2019-04-12) (aged 96)
Playing positionInside forward
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1946–1949Carlisle United91(52)
1949–1951Sunderland79(25)
1951–1953Manchester City74(10)
1953–1955Newcastle United42(15)
1955–1959Carlisle United159(32)
1959–1960Queen of the South63(20)
Total512(157)
National team
1951–1954England14(8)
Teams managed
1946–1949Carlisle United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ivan Arthur "Ivor" Broadis (18 December 1922 – 12 April 2019) was an English professional footballer.

During a career spanning nineteen years from 1942 to 1961, Broadis represented Carlisle United, Sunderland, Manchester City, Newcastle United and Queen of the South, gaining 14 caps and scoring eight goals for England at international level. Broadis played at inside forward; after retiring from playing in 1961, he pursued a career as a football journalist.[2] He was the oldest surviving England international footballer[3] until his death in April 2019 at the age of 96.[4]

Early days

Broadis was born in Isle of Dogs, Poplar, London. During the Second World War he completed 500 flying hours in Royal Air Force Wellingtons and Lancasters, although he was never on a bombing mission. During the war he had guested as an amateur for Tottenham Hotspur among other clubs. It was at Tottenham that someone misread his real name (Ivan) as Ivor, and so he inadvertently became known henceforth as Ivor Broadis.[2]

Broadis recalled to the Northern Echo how he was in Italy when news of the Japanese surrender arrived. "Next day we flew hundreds of troops back to England, some of whom hadn't had leave for five years. I was navigator, so I kept passing round notes telling them where we were. It was very emotional when we came over the white cliffs of Dover and you could see all the bonfires down below. I have very fond memories of that."[2][5]

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