Albert Broadbent

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Albert Broadbent
Personal information
Full name Albert Henry Broadbent[1]
Date of birth (1934-08-20)20 August 1934
Place of birth Dudley, England
Date of death 23 October 2006(2006-10-23) (aged 72)
Place of death Sheffield, England
Playing position Left wing
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1953 Dudley Town
1953–1955 Notts County 31 (11)
1955–1957 Sheffield Wednesday 81 (17)
1957–1959 Rotherham United 48 (14)
1959–1961 Doncaster Rovers 100 (20)
1961–1963 Lincoln City 38 (4)
1963–1966 Doncaster Rovers 106 (19)
1965–1967 Bradford Park Avenue 56 (11)
1966–1968 Hartlepools United 25 (3)
1968–1969 Scarborough
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Albert Henry Broadbent (20 August 1934[1] – 23 October 2006[2]) was an English footballer who played on the left wing. He scored 99 goals from 485 appearances in the Football League.[3]

Career[edit]

Born in Dudley, Worcestershire, Broadbent commenced his career with Dudley Town before joining Notts County in March 1952. After 11 goals in 31 games, and playing a part in the club's run to the FA Cup quarter-finals,[4] he linked up with Sheffield Wednesday in July 1955, a fee of £6,000 securing his services. His first season for the club saw him record 12 goals as Wednesday secured the Football League Second Division title.[2] On Christmas Eve 1957 he moved on to join Rotherham United and then on to Doncaster Rovers. In November 1961 he joined Lincoln City before returning to Doncaster Rovers in exchange for Bobby Rooney. Spells at Bradford Park Avenue and Hartlepools United ended his League career after 485 games and 99 goals.

Broadbent died in Sheffield, where he had lived since joining Sheffield Wednesday.[2] His death was marked by a minute's silence before Doncaster Rovers' 0–0 home draw with Leyton Orient on 4 November 2006.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Albert Broadbent". The Lincoln City FC Archive. Lincoln City F.C. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Albert Broadbent". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 25 October 2006. Retrieved 18 October 2012. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Albert Broadbent". UK A–Z Football Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "July 10: 1954/1955 (56 Days To Go)". Notts County F.C. 10 July 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2012. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Doncaster Rovers 0–0 Leyton Orient". Doncaster Rovers F.C. 4 November 2006. Retrieved 18 October 2010. [permanent dead link]

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