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Plaque commemorating legend footballer Ivor Broadis unveiled at Carlisle Airport

Ivor Broadis (L) playing for the England Credit: PA

A plaque honouring the life of former England footballer and veteran Ivor Broadis has been unveiled at Carlisle Lake District Airport.

The well-known sportsman, who played for Queen of the South and Carlisle United, died at the age 96 in April.

An airport lounge has also been renamed in memory of him.

Credit: PA

Ivor scored in the 1954 World Cup, played nine seasons at Carlisle United and finished his playing career at Queen of the South in 1959, before becoming a local journalist.

He was reportedly the first Englishman to score twice in a match in the FIFA World Cup finals when The Three Lions drew 4-4 against Belgium in Switzerland.

During the war, Ivor served in the Royal Air Force and was posted to Crosby on Eden. He lived the rest of his days in Cumbria.

Broadis’ daughter, Gill Hind, was joined by Stobart Group CEO, Warwick Brady and Carlisle Lake District Airport Manager Paul Martland to see the revealing of the plaque.

Ivor was awarded the Freedom of the City of Carlisle in 2018.

Broadis’ daughter, Gill Hind, and the unveiled plaque. Credit: Carlisle Lake District Airport

"We were delighted to meet Gill and remember Ivor for his extraordinary life. We hope his name and legacy inspires everyone who travels through Carlisle Lake District Airport from across the world.”

– Carlisle Lake District Airport spokesperson

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Passenger flights took off from Carlisle Lake District Airport earlier this month for the first time in 25 years.