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1939 - 1945        forward

FULL NAME :   Ivor Arthur Broadis

Born on 18th December 1922 in Poplar, East London, England.

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A player who was labelled as a "problem child" and a "trouble-maker" started his career at Spurs, but failed to make the first team in competitive action.

Broadis began playing football at Glengall Road School in the Isle of Dogs and had to play rugby when he moved to Coopers Company school in Bow.  However, having won Middlesex schoolboy honours, he started his senior football career at Golders Green and Finchley and then moved to Northfleet, before going back to Finchley, both clubs who acted as nursery clubs for Spurs.  So it was no surprise when he signed as an amateur with Spurs at the start of the war at the age of 16.  Having to wait until January 1941 to break into the first team during war-time, Ivor played regularly in the next seasons for the club during the Second World War until December 1945, when he signed on at Millwall, still as an amateur.

Turned out as a war-time guest player for Millwall, Manchester United and Bradford Park Avenue.

The game was not something Broadis took seriously and at 17 he joined the RAF and rose to the rank of Flight Lieutenant in Bomber Command, being stationed in Carlisle, where he played as a war-time guest for the local club.  In 1946, he was appointed as player-manager at the age of 23, playing 91 games and scoring 52 goals in his three year stay.  He was the youngest Football League player-manager at the time (1946).

As manager, he negotiated his own move and plumped for Sunderland, costing the Roker Park side 19,000 in February 1949, which was a record for a Third Division player at the time.

After two years, he dropped out of the first team, being transfer listed and joining Manchester City on 5th October 1951 for 25,000.  His debut the next day was against Spurs and the 1-2 defeat for Tottenham ended their unbeaten run that season.

Won his first England cap v Austria a month after his move to Maine Road and won seven more caps while a City player. 

He did not really settle at Maine Road and after two seasons asked to move, with his request being refused until he threatened to quit the game at the end of the 1953-54 season.  Reluctantly, City allowed him to move on to Notts. County, but he rejected the move and Newcastle United came in to rescue his departure on 29th November 1953 for 18,000.

At St. James Park, his form returned and he won six more England caps, but after a couple of years, he moved on again, this time back to his previous haunt of Brunton Park for 3,500.

His second spell with the Cumbrians lasted four years, before he made another shock move ... joining Queen of the South for a two year spell as the captain of the side and assisting on the coaching side before finally retiring from playing at the age of 38, having a varied career scoring 136 goals in 442 appearances.

Broadis then spent a time in his new career on leaving the game, as a sports writer for the Newcastle Journal and the Sunday Sun.

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Career Record
 
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
Finchley ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
Northfleet ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
Finchley ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR August 1939 Amateur ??  0 0
Millwall ?? Amateur ??  ?? ??
Carlisle United March 1946 ?? ??  ?? ??
Sunderland February 1949 19,000 ??  79 25
Manchester City 5th October 1951 25,000 ??  ?? ??
Newcastle United 29th November 1953 18,000 ??  ?? ??
Carlisle United July 1955 3,500 ??  ?? ??
Queen of the South June 1959 ?? ??  ?? ??
- ?? ?? ??  ?? ??

Career Record
Finchley
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
84 Other appearances; 38 goals
Millwall

- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
Carlisle United

- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
Sunderland
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
Manchester City
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
Newcastle United
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
Carlisle United
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
Queen of the South

- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals

Honours
England international
14 full caps;  8 goals
Debut :  November 1951 v Austria
- Cup winners medal 19---

Milestones
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