Peter Meehan

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Peter Meehan
Personal information
Full name Peter Meehan
Date of birth (1872-02-28)28 February 1872
Place of birth Broxburn, West Lothian, Scotland
Date of death 1915 (aged 42–43)
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Full-back
Youth career
Broxburn Shamrock
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1892–1893 Hibernian
1893–1895 Sunderland 44 (1)
1895–1896 Celtic
1896–1898 Everton 24 (0)
1898–1900 Southampton 36 (1)
1900–1901 Manchester City 6 (0)
1901–1903 Barrow
1903–1904 Clyde
1904 Broxburn Athletic
National team
1896 Scotland 1 (0)
1896 Scottish League XI 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Peter Meehan (or "Meechan") ( 28 February 1872 - 1915) was a Scottish professional footballer who made nineteen appearances in the Sunderland team that won the English league championship in 1895. He also played in the 1897 FA Cup Final for Everton and the 1900 FA Cup Final for Southampton.

Football career[edit]

Meehan made six appearances for Manchester City in the 1900–01 season, making his City debut in a 2–1 win against Sheffield United.[1] In all Meehan made seventy-one appearances in the English First division for Sunderland, Everton and Manchester City, scoring his only league goal during the former's title winning season.

Outside the Football League, Meehan joined a Southampton team that was dominating the Southern league and contained a host of international and ex-First Division players. So good were they that they easily despatched three top flight clubs, including Meehan's former Everton team mates on their way to the 1900 Cup Final. On the day of the game Meehan, and his Scottish colleagues were angered by the selection of an out of form English forward, Jack Farrell, over the free scoring Roddy McLeod who had played brilliantly in the games leading up to the final. The English players wanted their forward in the team and got their way. The bitterness between the two camps showed on the field and led to a heavy defeat.[2]




  1. ^ James, Gary (2006). Manchester City - The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon. ISBN 1-85983-512-0. p287
  2. ^ Giant Killers 1900

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