Glyn Pardoe passes away aged 73

By Ric Turner, Tue 26 May 2020 15:25

Glyn Pardoe passes away aged 73Grandson Tommy Doyle leads tributes to club legend

Glyn Pardoe has sadly passed away at the age of 73, the club have confirmed.

Pardoe made 380 appearances for the Blues between 1962-76, and remains the youngest player in the club's history, having made his debut as a 15 year old.

His grandson Tommy Doyle, who also plays for City, led the tributes on Twitter by posting "Forever my hero! I love you so much. Rest easy".

Former team-mate Colin Bell added: “They didn’t come any better as player or as a person than Glyn.

“Glyn was a great lad and so underrated as a player. The thing was that no-one got the better of him as he was such a good full back it wasn’t true.

“He was a terrific defender and I’m sure that but for that bad leg break he suffered in 1970 Glyn would have played for England.

“Glyn was also so consistent – week to week he gave 100 per cent and never let us down. Wingers used to dread playing against City as they would come up against Glyn.

“Just as importantly he was a wonderful guy with a lovely personality. Glyn had no edge to him at all and he never changed.”