Peter Eastoe

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Peter Eastoe
Personal information
Full name Peter Robert Eastoe
Date of birth (1953-08-02) 2 August 1953 (age 63)
Place of birth Dordon, Tamworth, England
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1973 Wolverhampton Wanderers 6 (0)
1973–1974 Swindon Town (loan) 11 (7)
1974–1976 Swindon Town 80 (36)
1976–1979 Queens Park Rangers 72 (15)
1979–1982 Everton 95 (26)
1982–1985 West Bromwich Albion 31 (8)
1983 Leicester City (loan) 5 (1)
1983 Huddersfield Town (loan) 10 (0)
1984 Walsall (loan) 6 (1)
1984 Leicester City (loan) 6 (1)
1985 Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan) 8 (0)
1985–1987 Farense 20 (1)
1987–198? Louletano ? (?)
Atherstone United
Total 350 (96)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Peter Robert Eastoe (born 2 August 1953) is an English former footballer.

Career[edit]

Eastoe signed schoolboy forms with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the late 1960s. Unable to break into the Wolves first team, the former English youth international joined Swindon Town in March 1974 for a club record fee of £88,000 – after a successful loan spell which saw him average a goal every other game, including a brace on his debut.

Though Eastoe's goals were not enough to maintain their Division Two status, in Division Three he notched 31 goals as Swindon challenged for promotion, elevating Eastoe to hero status at the County Ground. The club ultimately fell short of promotion but Eastoe's goals had alerted the attention of the bigger clubs.

The striker was signed by Queens Park Rangers in March 1976 for £100,000 (with Don Rogers returning to Swindon as part of the deal). He did not play in the remainder of that season, which saw QPR go close to winning the league championship, but found himself in the team over the next three seasons.

He was transferred to Everton in March 1979 – shortly before Rangers dropped out of Division One – in a straight swop for Mickey Walsh. After three full seasons at Goodison Park, he joined West Bromwich Albion in August 1982, where he had a full season in 1982-83.

Following this campaign, he was out of the club's plans and spent periods on loan at Leicester City, Huddersfield Town, Walsall and Wolverhampton Wanderers, respectively. During the twilight of his career he played in the Portuguese league at Farense and Louletano,[1] and returned to England with non-league Atherstone United.

His short managerial career included spells with Nuneaton Borough and Alvechurch but he now works as a lorry driver and lives with his family in Stourbridge.

Statistics[edit]

Club Season League
App Goals Division
Wolves 1971–1972 3 0 Division 1
Wolves 1972–1973 2 0 Division 1
Wolves 1973–1974 1 0 Division 1
Swindon Town 1973–1974 19 8 Division 2
Swindon Town 1974–1975 46 26 Division 3
Swindon Town 1975–1976 26 9 Division 3
Queens Park Rangers 1975–1976 0 0 Division 1
Queens Park Rangers 1976–1977 27 6 Division 1
Queens Park Rangers 1977–1978 19 6 Division 1
Queens Park Rangers 1978–1979 26 3 Division 1
Everton 1978–1979 8 0 Division 1
Everton 1979–1980 26 6 Division 1
Everton 1980–1981 42 15 Division 1
Everton 1981–1982 19 5 Division 1
West Bromwich Albion 1982–1983 31 8 Division 1

References[edit]

  • Peter Eastoe, Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database
  1. ^ "Peter Eastoe". ForaDeJogo.net. Retrieved 27 October 2016.