Peter Donaghy

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Peter Donaghy
Personal information
Date of birth 13 January 1898
Place of birth Grangetown, England
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Grangetown St Mary's
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919–1923 Middlesbrough 30 (2)
1923–1925 Bradford City 22 (5)
Carlisle United
Total 52 (7)
Teams managed
1929–1930 Sparta
1930–1932 VUC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Peter Donaghy (born 13 January 1898) was an English professional footballer who played as a forward for Middlesbrough, Bradford City and Carlisle United.


Born in Grangetown, Donaghy moved from Grangetown St Mary's to Middlesbrough in August 1919, making his debut (against future club Bradford City) on 24 April 1920.[1] He made a total of 30 appearances for Middlesbrough in the Football League.[2] He joined Bradford City in May 1923.[3] He made 22 appearances in the Football League for Bradford City, scoring 5 goals; he also made 1 appearance in the FA Cup.[4] He joined Carlisle United in June 1925.[3]

After retiring as a player, Donaghy worked as a coach in the Netherlands,[5] managing Sparta and VUC.[6] He later worked as a steel worker back in his native Teesside.[7]

Personal life[edit]

His brothers John and Ted were also professional players.[7]


  • Frost, Terry (1988). Bradford City A Complete Record 1903-1988. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 0-907969-38-0. 


  1. ^ "Bradford City v Middlesbrough, 24 April 1920". 11v11. 
  2. ^ "Peter Donaghy". 11v11. 
  3. ^ a b Frost, p. 395
  4. ^ Frost, p. 381
  5. ^ Taylor, Matthew. The Leaguers: The Making Of Professional Football In England: 1900-1939. p. 227. 
  6. ^ "VUC (1909-1947)" (in Dutch). De Haagse Voetbalhistorie. 
  7. ^ a b "Past local players of note". CommuniGate.