Peter Broadbent (footballer)
|Full name||Peter Frank Broadbent|
|Date of birth||15 May 1933|
|Place of birth||Elvington, Kent, England|
|Date of death||1 October 2013(aged 80)|
|Place of death||Himley, Staffordshire, England|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
In his autobiography, George Best said he was a Wolves fan and that Broadbent was the player he most admired; the pair became friends in later life. Alex Ferguson also stated that, during his youth, Broadbent had been his favourite player.
Broadbent started his career with Brentford but was signed by Wolves, one of the top sides in the English league at the time, in 1951. He would remain at the Black Country club for the next 14 years, scoring well over 100 goals and winning three league titles and an FA Cup, as well as being capped seven times at the highest level by England. He played his last Football League game in 1970 for Stockport County.
In April 2007, it was reported that Broadbent, now in his 74th year, was suffering from Alzheimer's disease, which had become evident in his mid sixties, and was living in a care home near Wolverhampton. On 1 October 2013 he died, aged 80, having suffered from Alzheimer's for some 15 years.
- Wolverhampton Wanderers
- Best, George (2002). Blessed: The Autobiography. Ebury Press. ISBN 0-09-188470-5.
- "Tributes as Peter Broadbent remembered". Shropshire Star. 1 October 2013.
- "Former Shrewsbury Town and Wolves star Peter Broadbent dies, aged 80". Shropshire Star. 1 October 2013.
- "Peter was the Ronaldo of his day... but Alzheimer's has robbed him of every memory". Sunday Mercury. 15 April 2007.
- "Peter Broadbent: Ex-Wolves and Aston Villa forward dies aged 80". BBC Sport. 1 October 2013.
- Matthews, Tony (2008). Wolverhampton Wanderers: The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-632-3.