Football hero Madeley was Halifax businessman

Paul Madeley has died aged 73.
Paul Madeley has died aged 73.

West Yorkshire football hero Paul Madeley passed away yesterday at the age of 73 after a 15-year battle with Parkinson's disease.

Madeley, famously described as a 'Rolls Royce of a player' by Leeds United manager Don Revie, made 536 appearances in a one-club career for the Whites, earning 24 England caps.

Paul Madeley has died aged 73.

Paul Madeley has died aged 73.

He would go on to become a successful businessman following his retirement from the game, entering into a paint and DIY store business with his brothers.

One of their flagship stores was based close to The Shay Stadium in Halifax. The site now hosts the B&M home store and garden centre on Shay Syke. He also had a business on Silver Street in the town centre.

They would go on to sell their 13 stores to nationwide DIY brand Payless for a reported £27m in 1987.