The former Manchester City tittle winning full back Glyn Pardoe death has been announced at the age 73
Glyn Pardoe played in Man City’s golden era of the 1960s and 1970s and became their youngest ever player when he appeared against Birmingham at 15 years and 341 days old on 11 April, 1962.
“Everyone at City is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Glyn Pardoe” “Our thoughts and condolences go out to his friends and family at this difficult time.” the Club said
Pardoe became a mainstay of Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison’s glorious side that won the league (1968), FA Cup (1969), Cup Winners Cup and League Cup (both 1970) in the space of three seasons, with Pardoe also scoring the extra time winner against West Brom in 1970.
He played a total of 380 times for City and scored 22 goals and in an interview with mancity.com revealed he only wishes he could have played for England.
“I’ve no regrets in football but I’d have loved to have played for my country,” he said.
“I played for the schoolboys, the Under-23s, so it would have been fantastic, but it wasn’t meant to happen. I look at life and if it’s not meant to be, it’s not meant.
“I hold my hand up, I’ve been lucky. What a career I had, I mean how many people have won the trophies I’ve won?
“And played with the players I played with and against? I mean it was a fantastic era.”
When Doyle, whose other granddad Mike also played for the club, made his City debut in 2019, Pardoe was there to see it.
“Watching Tommy took me right back 57 years ago to when I was 15 and made my City debut. It was tremendous, and I was so, so proud,” Pardoe reflected.
“To see him out there was probably even more exciting for me than when I was playing.
“He’s a great lad, he can play, and he has got a great attitude. To play for City is all Tommy has ever wanted since he was knee-high as a lad and I was kicking a ball with him when he was a four-year-old.
The current City youngster and Glyn Pardoe grand son Tommy Doyle took to his twitter account to exprees his feeling about the passing away of the Manchester City legend, calling him ‘forever my hero