Peter Haddock

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Peter Haddock
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-12-09) 9 December 1961 (age 55)
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1978–1979 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1986 Newcastle United 57 (0)
1986 Burnley (loan) 7 (0)
1986–1991 Leeds United 118 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Peter Haddock (born 9 December 1961) is an English former footballer who played in the Football League as a defender for Newcastle United, Burnley and Leeds United.[1]

Haddock was born in Newcastle upon Tyne,[1] and joined his home-town club as an apprentice in 1978, turning professional the following year. He made his debut in the Football League on 5 September 1981 in a 3–0 defeat at Queens Park Rangers in the Second Division. He played in a calm and collected manner and got a good run in the side during 1981–82 but lost his place halfway through the following season. He remained at the club, playing only infrequently, and had a spell on loan at Burnley, before leaving for Leeds United in July 1986[2] for a fee of £45,000.[3]

During the early part of his career at Leeds he suffered a series of injuries, limiting his first-team appearances. However once he had returned he won player of the year in 1988.[4] Under the stewardship of Howard Wilkinson "Fish", as he was known, became a crucial part of the defensive unit alongside Chris Fairclough that won promotion as Second Division champions in 1989–90. His career was cut short however when he suffered a freak injury in the second leg of the League Cup semi-final against Manchester United in 1991, as Leeds went out 3–1 on aggregate.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Peter Haddock". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Peter Haddock". Toon1892. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Hugman, Barry (2005). The PFA Premier and Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  4. ^ "Player of the Year". Leeds United A.F.C. Archived from the original on 11 March 2005. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Peter Haddock". Leeds United A.F.C. Archived from the original on 16 May 2006. Retrieved 17 February 2010. 

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