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|Full name||Peter McDonald Leven|
|Date of birth||27 September 1983|
|Place of birth||Renfrew, Scotland|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Kilmarnock (assistant manager)|
|2008–2011||Milton Keynes Dons||120||(22)|
|2014–2015||Jarrow Roofing BCA||29||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:25, 13 March 2013 (UTC).
Peter McDonald Leven (born 27 September 1983) is a Scottish football player and coach.
Leven was a youth player with Rangers and as a 16-year-old appeared on the bench four times for the first team, including an Old Firm match. A year later he suffered a serious knee injury in a pre-season game, which ruled him out for two years.
Leven signed for Kilmarnock in 2004, but struggled to establish himself in the first team. He played just 65 times for Kilmarnock and at the end of the 2006–07 season he rejected Kilmarnock's contract offer in favour of first-team football.
Leven joined Chesterfield on a free transfer in 2007. As Aaron Downes made a poor start to the 2007–08 season, Leven was given the captaincy of League Two side Chesterfield. He appeared in 44 of their 49 games in the 2007–08 season. The club turned down numerous offers from Brighton up to £125,000 in the January transfer window. Chesterfield then failed to gain promotion and he turned down a contract extension.
Milton Keynes Dons
Leven joined Milton Keynes Dons in June 2008 on a free transfer. He won the League 1 Sports Writers Player of the Year for the 2010/11 season, his last for MK Dons. At the end of his contract at the Dons, Leven declined to accept the contract extension the club offered him and he left as a free agent.
There was interest in Leven from several clubs, including Millwall and Crystal Palace, but in July 2011 he signed a two-year deal with League Two side Oxford United. Leven set up both Oxford United goals in their 2–1 away win over arch-rivals Swindon on 21 August 2011, their first victory at the County Ground for 38 years. On 29 October 2011 during a home game against Port Vale, with the game at 1–1, Leven intercepted the ball inside his own half and lobbed the opposition keeper from the halfway line, which turned out to be the winning goal and one of the best ever goals scored at the Kassam Stadium. While a free agent Leven was linked with Paul Ince's Blackpool. In August 2014 Leven signed for Jarrow Roofing BCA.
All stats from soccerbase
- As of 27 December 2013
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup[A]||League Cup[B]||Other[C]||Total|
|Rangers||2000–01||Scottish Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2001–02||Scottish Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2002–03||Scottish Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2003–04||Scottish Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Kilmarnock||2004–05||Scottish Premier League||32||4||3||0||1||1||0||0||36||5|
|2005–06||Scottish Premier League||6||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||8||0|
|2006–07||Scottish Premier League||27||1||0||0||4||0||0||0||31||1|
|Milton Keynes Dons||2008–09||League One||42||10||1||0||1||0||0||0||44||10|
|Oxford United||2011–12||Football League Two||39||6||1||0||1||0||1||0||42||6|
|2012–13||Football League Two||20||4||4||1||0||0||1||1||25||6|
- A. ^ The "FA Cup" column constitutes appearances (including substitutes) and goals in the FA Cup and Scottish Cup.
- B. ^ The "League Cup" column constitutes appearances (including substitutes) and goals in the Football League Cup and Scottish League Cup.
- C. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances (including substitutes) and goals in the Football League Trophy.
- "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 88. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
- "DONS LAND LEVEN". Milton Keynes Dons F.C. official website. 6 June 2008. Retrieved 7 June 2008.
- Leven departure confirmed by Robbo – Milton Keynes Citizen
- "Duo looking at Leven". Sky Sports. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
- "Swindon 1–2 Oxford Utd". BBC Sport. 21 August 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
- Oxford Utd 2–1 Port Vale – BBC Sport
- "Leven's wonder-goal sees Oxford hold off valiant Vale". Oxford Mail. 19 October 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
- Hudson, Andy (2014-08-18). http://www.jarrowroofingfc.co.uk/leven-is-a-roofer/. Retrieved 18 August 2014. Missing or empty
- "NEW ASSISTANT COACH: Peter Leven". www.kilmarnockfc.co.uk. Kilmarnock FC. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
- "Peter Leven Soccerbase". Soccerbase.