Peter Nover

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Peter Nover
Personal information
Full name Peter Nover
Date of birth (1949-07-18) 18 July 1949 (age 68)
Place of birth Holzheim, West Germany
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1973 1. FC Saarbrücken 30 (4)
1973–1974 Wuppertaler SV 0 (0)
1974–1976 1. FC Mülheim 26 (1)
1976 Boston Minutemen 18 (2)
1976–1977 Bonner SC 13 (1)
1977 Team Hawaii 26 (7)
1977–1978 SW Essen 7 (1)
1978–1980 San Diego Sockers 71 (12)
1980–1981 Atlas 15 (0)
Total 206 (28)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Peter Nover (born 18 July 1949) is a retired football defender who played in the 2. Bundesliga, North American Soccer League and Mexican Primera División.


Born in Holzheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Nover began playing football with amateurs Itzehoer SV 1909. He turned professional with Regionalliga Südwest side 1. FC Saarbrücken before joining Bundesliga side Wuppertaler SV Borussia in 1973. He only made one DFB-Pokal appearance for Wuppertaler before leaving for second division side 1. FC Mülheim in 1974.

In 1976, Nover moved to the United States to play in the NASL. He played for the Boston Minutemen and Team Hawaii, returning to Germany after each season for stints with Bonner SC and Schwarz-Weiß Essen, before settling with the San Diego Sockers in 1978. The physically imposing defender was known for both his defensive and offensive abilities.[1]

Nover finished his playing career with Club Atlas during the 1980–81 season.


  1. ^ Lasswell, Doug (17 May 1978). "Rowdies seek second straight tonight". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 

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