Avenue pays tribute to former player Brian Redfearn

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Former Bradford (Park Avenue) midfielder Brian Redfearn has sadly passed away, aged 85.

Redfearn played 130 games for Bradford between 1952 and 1958 and found the net a total of 32 times.

Brian retired from football aged 29 due to an ankle injury but was often seen supporting his son, former Leeds United manager, Neil Redfearn, who has also featured for Avenue.

Speaking to the Telegraph and Argus, Neil spoke about how his father re-lived his career through watching his son:

“Obviously he loved me playing for City and watching me at Avenue, who were his first love.”

“Even when I was at Crystal Palace or Charlton (in London), he’d still come and watch.

Brian’s funeral will take place at Rawdon Crematorium on Wednesday, August 28 at 11:40am.

Neil has said that anyone that anyone wishing to do so would be welcome to come and pay their respects.