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England footballer who went on to regional press career dies aged 96

Ivor BroadisAn England football international who went on to a regional press career has died aged 96 – weeks after the death of his son who was also a journalist.

Tributes have been paid to Ivor Broadis, left, who worked for Cumbrian Newspapers as a football writer after a successful career in the sport.

Ivor played for England at the 1954 World Cup, winning 14 caps for his country in total.

Domestically, he represented Carlisle United, Newcastle United, Sunderland, Manchester City and Queen of the South .

Ivor became the Football League’s youngest ever manager, a record he still holds, when he was appointed player-manager of Carlisle United aged 23.

And he is also the longest-lived England international footballer, having turned 96 in December.

Ivor’s death on Friday came a few weeks after his journalist son Mike, who also worked for Cumbrian Newspapers, died aged 69.

His daughter Gill, a former copy-taker at the¬†publisher, told the Carlisle 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.”

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  • April 16, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Top man and fine footballer Ivor Broadis, and razor-sharp mentally into his 90s too.

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