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A SAD FAREWELL: Goodbye to a true legend

Club mourns passing of Ivor Broadis

13 April 2019

Carlisle United are truly saddened to hear of the passing of football legend Ivor Broadis, 96, on Friday night.

Ivor, who lived in Linstock, near Carlisle, with his daughter Gill and son-in-law Colin was a great friend of the club and was the longest surviving England player.

Broadis played for his country in the 1954 World Cup and scored eight goals, winning 14 caps.

Born in the Isle of Dogs in the capital, he became the Football League’s youngest ever manager when he took over at Brunton Park aged just 23.

He moved to Sunderland in 1949 and subsequently played for Newcastle and Manchester City. A second spell with the Blues preceded a move to Queen of the South, where he ended his playing career.

He was made an honorary Freeman of the City of Carlisle last October.

Chairman Andrew Jenkins said: “He first came to my attention when I came to my first ever game as a fan. That was against Barrow, and Ivor was playing for us. He was magnificent to watch.

“In later years, when he was the journalist who covered the club, he came on the team bus with us to the away games and he was fantastic company.

“His reports were very detailed and accurate and the insight he got from being so close to the club was a huge help to him.

“We got together as directors when he retired from journalism to take him for a meal, by way of a thank you from the club. We also got him a present, a coffee table, which may seem strange these days, but that’s the way things were done back then.

“He was a pleasure to know and to work with and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time.”

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