Peter Foley

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Peter Foley
Personal information
Full name Peter Foley
Date of birth (1956-09-10) 10 September 1956 (age 57)
Place of birth Bicester, England
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1983 Oxford United 277 (71)
1982–1983 Gillingham (loan) 5 (0)
1983–1984 Bulova SA
1984–1985 Aldershot 9 (2)
1985–1986 Witney Town
1986–1987 Exeter City 1 (0)
Total 292 (73)
National team
Republic of Ireland U21
Teams managed
Oxford City
2000–2002 Marlow Town FC
2002–2004 Brackley Town FC
Didcot Town FC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Peter Foley (born 10 September 1956 in Bicester, England) is a retired footballer. Born in England he went on to captain the Republic of Ireland at under-18 and under-21 level. He was selected to represent the Republic of Ireland at full international level, however injuries and a clash of fixtures with his club prevented him from doing so. After retirement he managed numerous semi-professional clubs around Oxfordshire and Berkshire.


Peter Foley is Oxford United's joint fourth leading goalscorer of all time (behind Graham Atkinson, Tony Jones, James Constable), along with John Aldridge with 90 goals in 306+15 apps. He also captained the Republic of Ireland under-21 national team and had to pull out of playing against Malta for the first team due to Oxford playing a vital league match the same evening and the club would not release him to represent his country!

Peter also played for Gillingham, on loan from Oxford, Bulova in Hong Kong, Iggesund HIF in Sweden and Exeter City.

Born in Bicester, he was spotted playing for Bardwell Boys in a Cup final by Oxford United manager (at time) Gerry Summers.

Peter managed at non league level taking Ryman Premier League side Marlow to the 3rd round proper of the FA Cup beating his old club Oxford United 2-0 in the first round. It was the first time in the club's history that they had beaten a league side.


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