Wolverhampton Wanderers legend Peter Broadbent dies aged 80

A general view of Molineux ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur at Molineux on March 6, 2011
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Wolverhampton Wanderers announce that their former player Peter Broadbent has passed away at the age of 80.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have announced that their former player Peter Broadbent has passed away at the age of 80.

Broadbent, who suffered a long battle with Alzheimer's, signed for the club from Brentford for a then club-record fee of £10,000.

He then went on to score 145 goals in 497 appearances and also featured in the side that won the Football League title in 1954.

A statement on the club's official website said: "It was with great sadness this morning that the club heard of the death of Peter Broadbent – a man regarded by many as the greatest ever to don the old gold and black."

Broadbent was also included in the England squad for their 1958 World Cup campaign.

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