Peter Duerden

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Peter Duerden
Personal information
Date of birth (1945-06-05) 5 June 1945 (age 72)
Place of birth Burnley, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1972 Toronto Metros 10 (0)
1972–1973 Montreal Olympique 11 (0)
1978–1979 New York Arrows (indoor) 4 (0)
Teams managed
1978 Rochester Lancers (assistant)
1978–1980 New York Arrows (assistant)
1980–1982 Denver Avalanche (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Peter Duerden (born 5 June 1945 in Burnley) is an English retired-Canadian association football defender who played professionally in the North American Soccer League and the Major Indoor Soccer League. He also served as an assistant coach with teams in both leagues.



In 1964, Duerden moved from England to Canada where he signed with the Toronto Metros of the North American Soccer League. He began the 1972 season with Toronto before moving to the Montreal Olympique during the season. He then played a handful of games for the New York Arrows during the 1978-1979 Major Indoor Soccer League season.

National team[edit]

In 1971, Duerden played three games with the Canadian Olympic soccer team. That year he also played eight games for the Canadian Pan American Games soccer team.[1]


In 1978, Duerden was an assistant coach with the Rochester Lancers of the North American Soccer League. In 1978, he became an assistant coach-player with the New York Arrows who borrowed much of their roster from the Lancers. In 1980, the Denver Avalanche of MISL hired Duerden as an assistant coach.


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