It does feel as though Ivor Broadis had been England’s oldest former international since about 1973, so it’s no surprise that we finally bid farewell to him in 2019. He served with the RAF during the Second World War, but never saw active service. He got plenty of action on his return to civilian life though: a career that took him to Carlisle United (where he’s seen as one of the club’s true icons), Manchester City, Newcastle United and Queen of the South, among others. Between 1951 and 1954 he got himself 14 England caps and netted eight goals, including two at the 1954 World Cup. He was part of the first England team to play in a World Cup knockout game (a 4-2 loss to Uruguay). He took up a job in football journalism and punditry after retirement, and his passing sees three sports theme teams get on the scoresheet for 2019.