Peter Price (footballer, born 1949)

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Peter Price
Personal information
Full name Peter William Price
Date of birth (1949-08-17) 17 August 1949 (age 67)
Place of birth Wrexham, Wales
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Inside forward
Club information
Current team
Retired
Number 10
Youth career
1966–68 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1968 Liverpool 0 (0)
1968–1972 Peterborough 119 (62)
1972–1974 Portsmouth 14 (2)
1974 Peterborough 2 (0)
1974–1978 Barnsley 79 (28)
National team
1970–71 Wales U-23 4
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 April 1978.

Peter Price was a Welsh footballer (soccer player) who played professionally in England for a decade that spanned the 1960s and 1970s. He was one of that generation who bridged the gap between terminological eras, beginning his career as an inside forward and ending it as a striker[1] despite playing a similar role throughout. After an apprenticeship and full-time pro at Liverpool[2] he joined Peterborough,[3] during which time he played for the Welsh Under 23 side scoring the winning goad against Scotland at Swansea[4] for whom he scored 62 goals in 119 appearances. In 1972 Price signed for Portsmouth.[5] Price failed to make much of an impact due to a back problem which eventually ended his career early at Fratton Park and returned to his former club two years later. He ended his career at Barnsley, making his final appearance in the Spring of 1978.

References[edit]

  1. ^ As football moved from 1-2-3-5 to 1-4-3-3/1-4-2-4
  2. ^ “The PFA Premier League and Football League Players’ Records 1946-98” Hugman,B: Harpenden, Queen Anne Press, 1998 ISBN 1-85291-585-4
  3. ^ Report of 1960’s “Posh” match
  4. ^ ”Rothmans Football Year Book,1970-71” Peskett,R/Williams,T: Harpenden, QAP,1970 ISBN 0-362-00071-9
  5. ^ ”Portsmouth, from Tindall to Ball” Farmery, C: Southend-on-Sea, Desert Island Books, 1999 ISBN 1-874287-25-2