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Peter Broadbent

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

7 appearances, 2 goals

P 7 W 1 D 4 L 2 F 9: A 11
43% successful

1958-60

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
630

Profile

Full name Peter Frank Broadbent
Born 15 May 1933 in Elvington, Kent [registered in Eastry, June 1933].
Married to Shirley A. Nicholl [registered in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, March 1956]. Two children, Deborah and Gary
Died 1 October 2013 in Wolverhampton, aged 80 years 139 days. Funeral held on 9 October at St. Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhamphampton, buried in Busbury Cemetery.
Height/Weight 5' 9½", 11st. 6lbs [1959].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Played his early career with Kent County Schools and also for the Dover FC. He, alongside his Dover manager, George Poyser, both joined Brentford AFC. towards the end of the 1949-50 season. Poyser joined as chief scout, while Broadbent joined  as an amateur, turning professional in May 1950. He made sixteen appearances, scoring twice, before Wolverhampton Wanderers FC signed him in February 1951 for £9000, a substantial fee for a seventeen year-old. He left after nearly fourteen years service, in which he scored 125 goals in 452 league appearances. Broadbent joined Shrewsbury Town FC in January 1965 for £8000, making 69 league appearances, scoring seven times. Aston Villa FC signed Broadbent in October 1966 for £7500 for another 64 league appearances and two goals. Joined Stockport County FC in October 1969, making a final 31 league outings and one last goal. Bromsgrove Rovers FC in November 1970, where he scored seventeen goals in eighteen West Midlands (regional) League appearances. He retired from playing in November 1971.
Club honours Football League Champions 1953-54, 1957-58, 1958-59, runners-up 1954-55, 1959-60; FA Charity Shield shared 1954, 1960, winners 1959, runners-up 1958; FA Cup winners 1959-60;
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions Broadbent scored Wolverhampton Wanderers' first ever goal in an European competition tie, against Schalke in November 1958.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 771st players (772) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-forward
First match No. 325, 17 June 1958, USSR 1 England 0, a World Cup Finals play-off match at Nya Ullevi Stadion, Heden, Göteborg, Sweden, aged 25 years 33 days.
Last match No. 338, 9 April 1960, Scotland 1 England 1, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 26 years 330 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1958;
British Championships 1958-59, 1959-60;
Team honours British Championships shared 1958-59, 1959-60;
Individual honours England B (one appearance), England U23 (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Became a proprietor of a childrenswear shop in Halesowen. Reported as suffering from Alzheimer's Disease in November 2002 in Codsall, Wolverhampton, he had been diagnosed five years earlier. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.46/47.

 

Peter Broadbent - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
16 7 5 7 0 0 630 2 315 min 2 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Peter Broadbent - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 0 1 1.667 1.333 66.7 +1
Away 3 0 2 1 4 6 -2 1 0 1.333 2.00 33.3 -1
Neutral 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All - White 7 1 4 2 9 11 -2 2 1 1.286 1.571 42.9 -1

 

Peter Broadbent - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
World Cup 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
British Championship 4 1 3 0 7 6 +1 0 1 1.75 0.50 62.5 +1
Friendly 2 0 1 1 2 4 -2 1 0 1.00 2.00 25.0 -1
All 7 1 4 2 9 11 -2 2 1 1.286 1.571 42.9 -1

 

Peter Broadbent - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1958 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
WCF All 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1958-59 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1 0 1 2.00 1.667 66.7 +1
BC 1959-60 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All 4 1 3 0 7 6 +1 0 1 1.75 0.50 62.5 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
BC 4 1 3 0 7 6 +1 0 1 1.75 0.50 62.5 +1
All 5 1 3 1 7 7 =0 1 1 1.40 1.40 50.0 =0

 

Peter Broadbent - Match History
 Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. - 7 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 7 full capsx

Age 20
1 u23 20 January 1954 - Italy 3 England 0, Stadio Comunale, Bologna Fr AL Start 8
Age 22
1 b 29 February 1956 - Scotland B 2 England B 2, Dens Park, Dundee Fr HW Start 8
Age 24
- 319 7 May 1958 - England 2 Portugal 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW squad member
- 320 11 May 1958 - Yugoslavia 5 England 0, Stadion JNA, Beograd tour AL
Age 25
- 321 18 May 1958 - USSR 1 England 1, Lenin Stadium, Moskva tour AD squad member
- 322 8 June 1958 - USSR 2 England 2, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg WCF ND squad member 18
- 323 11 June 1958 - Brazil 0 England 0, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg ND
- 324 15 June 1958 - Austria 2 England 2, Ryavallen Stadion, Borås ND
1 325 17 June 1958 - USSR 1 England 0, Nya Ullevi Stadion, Göteborg NL Start
2 326 4 October 1958 - Northern Ireland 3 England 3, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AD Start 8
3 328 26 November 1958 - England 2 Wales 2, Villa Park, Birmingham BC HD Start
42,75
8
4 329 11 April 1959 - England 1 Scotland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 8
5 330 6 May 1959 - England 2 Italy 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 8
6 331 13 May 1959 - Brazil 2 England 0, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio de Janeiro tour AL Start 8
Age 26
- 332 17 May 1959 - Peru 4 England 1, Estadio Nacional Coloso de José Díaz, Lima tour AL squad member
- 333 24 May 1959 - Mexico 2 England 1, Estadio Olímpico Universitario, ciudad de México AL
- 334 28 May 1959 - USA 1 England 8, Wrigley Field, Los Angeles AW
7 338 9 April 1960 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD Start 8

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