Peter Hutton (footballer)
Peter Hutton after rising to head the ball during Derry City's 2006 UEFA Cup tie against IFK Göteborg at the Brandywell
|Full name||Peter Hutton|
|Date of birth||2 March 1973|
|Place of birth||Derry, Northern Ireland|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|Derry City (Manager)|
|Oxford United Stars|
|1988-1989||Northern Ireland U16|
|2012||Irish League XI||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
In his youth Hutton played with Oxford United Stars F.C. when they competed in the Derry and District League. He later played with Coleraine F.C., and at the age of 15, signed for Bradford City's youth training scheme. This saw Hutton move to Bradford for a number of summer months between seasons while still under contract with Coleraine. The contract was effectively one that would have seen Hutton tied to Bradford for his entire playing career. However, he was always very keen to play for Derry City and the task of getting out of his insidious contract with Bradford City began. The threat of legal action and the resulting adverse publicity resulted in the English club relenting and when his contract with Coleraine ran out, he signed for his home-town club, Derry City, in 1991. He made his League of Ireland debut for Derry on 17 March 1991.
Hutton has also spent time at Portadown, signing for more than £40,000, and a season at Shelbourne between his long-term spells at Derry City. He won the League Championship with the latter in 2001–02 and returned to his hometown soon after. By November 2006, Hutton had made his 300th appearance as team-captain after a 1–0 League of Ireland final-night win over Cork City in the Brandywell. As of April 2008, Hutton had represented Derry on a total of 600 occasions, holding the record for the highest number of appearances for the club ever.
"Pizza", as he is affectionately known to fans, has also managed Derry twice as caretaker – in 2004 for a short period in the aftermath of Gavin Dykes' departure and prior to the appointment of Stephen Kenny, and in 2007 succeeding Pat Fenlon.
The defender was nominated for the eircom / Soccer Writers Association of Ireland (SWAI) 'Personality of the Year' award after his fine displays during the 2006 season which included scoring in Derry's FAI Cup success .
On 3 May 2011 Hutton took over the management of League of Ireland First Division club Finn Harps along with former Northern Ireland international and fellow former Derry City player Felix Healy. Hutton was declared as the new manager while Healy took on the role of Director of Football at the club.
- League of Ireland (1): 1996–97
- FAI Cup (3): 1995, 2002, 2006 FAI Cup
- League of Ireland Cup (7): 1991–92, 1993–94, 1999–2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
- Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 148. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.
- Healy has high hopes for new-look Derry outfit Noel Spillane. archives.tcm.ie. Retrieved 13 April 2008.
- Pizza' reaches 600 mark for "Candy Stripes" Derry Journal Online, 10 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-13.
- Harps appoint new management duo
- "Collins confirmed as new Derry City boss". rte.ie. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
|Derry City F.C. manager
|Derry City F.C. manager