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Ivor Broadis Bio

Ivor Broadis was an English professional footballer. During a career spanning eighteen years from 1942 to 1960, 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.

Ivor Broadis Quick Biography
BornShe was born on 18 December 1922 in Isle of Dogs, London, United Kingdom
Died12 April 2019
Height1.75 m
Real NameIvan Arthur “Ivor” Broadis
Net WorthUpdate Soon


Broadis was born in Isle of Dogs, Poplar, London. During the Second World War, he completed 500 flying hours on RAF Wellingtons and Lancasters.

He lived with his family in the village of Linstock, near Carlisle. Last year he was made a freeman of the city.

although he was never on a bombing mission. During the war, he’d 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.


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 a 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.”


He won 14 caps for his country and scored twice in three appearances in the 1954 World Cup.

During his club career, he played as an inside-forward for Carlisle United, Sunderland, Newcastle United, Manchester City and Queen of the South.

Posted to RAF Crosby-on-Eden after World War Two, Broadis signed for Carlisle in 1946.

Although he was only 23 years old, he was was offered the player-manager job and remains the youngest man to have held such a position in the English Football League.

Broadis worked as a football reporter in the city following his retirement and was England’s oldest surviving international footballer.

Later days Death Cause

Broadis has lived in the same Carlisle semi since 1955. After playing and coaching Broadis became a football journalist for 45 years. At the time of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Broadis was the oldest living England international footballer.

Ivor Broadis dies aged 96 on 12 April 2019