Gary Broadbent

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Gary Broadbent
Personal information
Nickname Broady
Born (1976-10-31) 31 October 1976 (age 40)
Barrow-in-Furness, England
Playing information
Position Fullback, Centre, Stand-off
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1994–97 Widnes Vikings 60 6 0 0 24
1997–2002 Salford City Reds
2003–08 Whitehaven
2009–11 Barrow Raiders 78 10 1 0 42
Total 138 16 1 0 66
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1998 Emerging England 1 0 0 0 0

Gary Broadbent (born 31 October 1976 in Barrow-in-Furness) is an English rugby league footballer of the 1990s, 2000s, and 1910s, playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Widnes Vikings, Salford City Reds in the European Super League, and Whitehaven, and Barrow Raiders in National League One, as a Fullback, Centre, or Stand-off/Five-eighth.[1] Broadbent is employed by BNFL at Sellafield, and currently resides in Barrow-in-Furness with his wife, Emma and together they have two children, Sophie (born 1999) and Luke (born 2002).

Club career[edit]

Gary Broadbent left Widnes Vikings for Salford City Reds in 1997 for a fee of £50,000 (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £86,080 in 2013).[2] He then joined Whitehaven in 2003. In 2008, he became the club record holder for most consecutive appearances, breaking the previous record set by David Fatialofa. He went on to make 83 appearances without missing a game for the club.[3] He finished his career with hometown club Barrow Raiders, playing his last game in September 2011 against Toulouse Olympique.[4]

International honours[edit]

Gary Broadbent won a cap for Emerging England while at Salford in 1998 in a 15–12 win against Wales.[5]


  1. ^ "Broadbent puts retirement decision on hold". North West Evening Mail. 4 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  2. ^ "Measuring Worth - Relative Value of UK Pounds". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Club Records". Whitehaven RLFC. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Newsum, Matt (14 September 2011). "Gary Broadbent bows out after 18 years of rugby league". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Irvine, Christopher (20 July 1998). "Elder statesmen negotiate England escape". The Times. London: News International Trading Limited. p. 32. (subscription required (help)). 

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