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Former Brentford inside-forward, Peter Broadbent, has died aged 80 following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He joined Brentford as a professional from Dover FC in the summer of 1950 but, after just 16 league outings for the Bees, he left Griffin Park to join Wolves in the top flight for £10,000 in February 1951.

Wolves’ legendary manager, Stan Cullis, once said of the player, “The club paid a big fee to Brentford for the transfer of Peter Broadbent, a 17-year-old inside-forward from Dover, who, I thought, could well develop into one of the outstanding inside-forwards of his day. Broadbent, in addition to the normal qualities of an inside-forward, also had considerable pace, and a flair for going past a defender in the fashion of a winger.”

Peter Broadbent represented England seven times.

On behalf of the Brentford fans, we wish his family our very best wishes.

Dave Lane