After a protracted battle with sickness, Steve Braddock, the head groundsman for Arsenal, passed away yesterday at the age of 58.
Braddock signed with the Gunners in 1987 after a chance encounter with the club’s manager at the time, George Graham, who was looking for someone to maintain the pitch at Highbury.
He excelled in his work and was recognized as “Turf’s Top Influencer” in 2019, in addition to multiple times being named the winner of the Premier League Pitch of the Season award.
Steve joins the late Eddie Seaward MBE, the former Head Groundsman at the All-England Lawn Tennis Club, as the second recipient of the honor.
Steve has received recognition for his remarkable contributions to professional football’s sports turf management, including his leadership and creativity that have helped draw in fresh talent and upskill other grounds workers.
In addition, Steve’s influence has accelerated the careers of numerous professional sports turf managers who are responsible for maintaining professional sports fields all over the world. In addition, Steve has sponsored numerous grounds volunteers and communities throughout his career.
When Steve learned that he had been inducted into the GMA Hall of Fame, he was “in a state of shock,” especially “given the impact that Eddie Seaward made to the sector throughout the course of his career.”
How Much Does Steve Braddock Make?
The typical annual income for a groundsman in the United Kingdom is £22,425, which equates to an hourly wage of £11.50.
At Arsenal Football Club, a Groundsman can expect to earn an annual salary of approximately £34,300 in total compensation.
We are able to estimate that Steve Braddock has a net worth of 150,000 based on the number of years he has been active and the experience he has gained over the course of these years.