Condolences go out to family and friends on hearing of the passing of a dedicated Manchester City player, Glyn Pardoe. Between the years of 1962 – 1976 Pardoe made more than 300 appearances, debuting at the age of 15 years and 314 days. Making him the youngest to ever play for Man City.
Hailing from Winsford in Cheshire, he began his footballing life with Mid-Cheshire Boys, before being poached by Man City in July 1961. His first team debut came in April 1962, against Birmingham City. Pardoe earned his graft as left full-back for the Man City team that clinched victory over West Bromwich Albion in the League Cup Final of 1970, Pardoe scored the winning goal on that day.
Winning the FA Cup in 1969, along with the Cup Winners’ Cup Pardoe rode out his entire career with Man City. He also managed to help them along to winning the League Cup in 1970. Before a broken leg in the Manchester derby set him back and he never really regained his past form.
With limited appearances due to the broken leg injury keeping him side-lined for two years, ultimately led to him retiring in 1976. Upon retiring he immediately took up a position with the Man City coaching staff, where he continued to work for a further 16 years.