Peter Farrell (footballer, born 1957)

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Peter Farrell
Personal information
Full name Peter John Farrell
Date of birth (1957-01-10) 10 January 1957 (age 57)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1978 Bury 54 (9)
1978–1982 Port Vale 89 (10)
1981 Doncaster Rovers (loan) 0 (0)
1981 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 0 (0)
1982–1985 Rochdale 73 (17)
1985–1986 Crewe Alexandra 28 (4)
1986–1987 IFK Göteborg 3 (0)
1987–1988 Keflavík 25 (4)
1988 Hamilton Academical 3 (0)
1988–1989 APOEL 20 (1)
1989–1990 Barrow
Total 295+ (45+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Peter John Farrell (born 10 January 1957) is an English former football midfielder. He is now a coach at Brentford.

He started his career with Bury in 1975, before he made a £40,000 move to Port Vale in 1978. Loaned out to Doncaster Rovers and Shrewsbury Town in 1981, he joined Rochdale in 1982. He transferred to Crewe Alexandra in 1985, before he finished his career at non-league Barrow after a short tour of Europe. During this tour he played for IFK Göteborg (Sweden), Keflavík (Iceland), Hamilton Academical (Scotland), and APOEL (Cyprus). He later spent ten years as a coach at Bolton Wanderers.

Playing career[edit]

Farrell joined Dennis Butler's Port Vale for a then-club record fee of £40,000 in November 1978. He became a regular in the Fourth Division side, but was soon 'castigated' by Vale fans.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

From the turn of the century he played a role in youth development at Bolton Wanderers.[2] In ten years he worked his way up from under-18 coach to assistant academy director.[2]

In July 2011, he was appointed as first team coach at Brentford by manager Uwe Rösler.[3]


  1. ^ Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 98. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ a b "Peter Farrell". 1 July 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bees Appoint First Team Coach". 1 July 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2011.