- Legendary former Wolves goalkeeper Paul Bradshaw has died aged 67
- He was hailed as “one of the greatest of his era” after winning the 1980 League Cup.
Former Wolves goalkeeper Paul Bradshaw has died at the age of 67.
Bradshaw was part of the team that won the League Cup in 1980, the last time the club lifted a trophy, and played 243 times for the Molineux side.
Wolves paid tribute to Bradshaw following his death, calling him “one of the greatest goalkeepers of his era”.
A statement from the club said: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Paul Bradshaw at the age of 67.
One of the best goalkeepers of his era, Paul played a key role in a successful period for the club, lifting the League Cup in 1980.
Former Wolves goalkeeper Paul Bradshaw dies aged 67
Bradshaw was part of the Wolves team that won the 1980 League Cup against Nottingham Forest.
He played 243 times for the Molineux team before spells with West Brom, Bristol Rovers and Newport County.
“Our thoughts are with Paul’s friends, family and loved ones.”
Bradshaw began his career at Blackburn Rovers in 1972 before joining Wolves in 1977, where his career would reach its peak.
He later had a spell with the Vancouver Whitecaps in Canada before the first of two spells at West Brom, while also playing for Bristol Rovers, Newport County, Peterborough United and Kettering Town.
Although he never managed to play for the senior England team, he was called up twice at the Under-21 level.
Bradshaw’s former Wolves team-mate John Richards also gave him a special nod, saying he was instrumental in the League Cup final and hailing him as “one of the best goalkeepers in England at the time”, while which hinted at “serious health problems.” ‘.
“He was undoubtedly one of the best goalkeepers in England at the time and of course his brilliant performance in the 1980 League Cup final helped us win the trophy.
“We know he had been having some serious health problems, but his death is a sad loss for all his former colleagues and we send our deepest condolences to his family and friends.”