FORMER Bradford (Park Avenue) favourite Jim Fryatt has sadly passed away at the age of 79 at his Las Vegas home.

The forward moved to West Yorkshire from Southend in June 1963 for a bargain £2,500, and scored 38 league goals in his 101 appearances for the club over three seasons.

Fryatt linked up well with Kevin Hector and Bobby Ham, forming a formidable trio who were responsible for most of the side’s goals.

He will be best remembered for his four-second goal against Tranmere Rovers in April 1964, which remains the fastest-ever goal scored in a Football League match.

'Pancho' was surprisingly transferred to Southport in March 1966, and with Hector’s departure to Derby County a few months later, the team lost most of his firepower.

Fryatt went onto play for a host of other clubs, including Blackburn Rovers and Oldham Athletic, playing just short of 600 league appearances and netting on 189 occasions.

He ended his playing career in the United States, and settled in Vegas where, for a time, he worked as a croupier in a casino.