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Peter Broadbent

1 October 2013

Sad new that Peter Broadbent has died

Shrewsbury Town were this morning saddened to learn of the death of the club's former player Peter Broadbent at the age of 80.
 
The inside forward, renowed as one of the greatest players in the history of Wolves having helped them win the league title three times, joined Shrewsbury from the Molineux club in January 1965.
 
Such was his impact at the Gay Meadow playing under Arthur Rowley, he joined Aston Villa in October 1966.
 
The former England international played 84 league and cup games for Shrewsbury, scoring 11 goals. 
 
Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner, a boyhood Wolves fan, had the honour of being inducted into the Molineux Hall of Fame on the same night.
 
"He was part of the team and the club I supported as a boy," he said. "He was a terrific player. He graced the football field with his style and his ability.
 
"Both of us were elected into the Hall of Fame on the same night. His wife was there to collect his award as he was unwell.
 
"They did a link with Sir Alex Ferguson on video and he said that when he was growing up Peter Broadbent was his favourite player. He loved the player, and I think that is a testimony to the high esteem and the high ability he had got.
 
"He was a graceful player and I'm sure there are a lot of older Shrewsbury supporters who remember him as a player - and what a terrific player he was."
 
Shrewsbury Town extend their sincere condolences to Peter’s wife Shirley and all of his family and friends.
    


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