Martin Peters

Footballer and Manager
Born Nov 8, 1943

Martin Stanford Peters, MBE is a former football player and manager and a member of the England team which won the 1966 World Cup as well as playing in the 1970 FIFA World Cup. Born in Plaistow, London) he played club football for West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City and Sheffield United. He briefly managed Sheffield United before retiring from professional football in 1981.… Read More

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1943 Birth Born on November 8, 1943.


1959 15 Years Old Under manager Ted Fenton, Peters came through the productive ranks at West Ham United after signing as an apprentice in 1959.
1962 18 Years Old 1 More Event
He made his debut on Good Friday 1962 in a 4–1 home win against Cardiff City.
1963 19 Years Old Peters played only five games in his first season with West Ham and although he played 32 league games in season 1963–4 he played no part in their FA Cup run and was not selected for the FA Cup final of 1964 at Wembley, in which West Ham beat Preston North End 3–2. … Read More


1966 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Peters began to impose himself on West Ham's game, and another chance for silverware came in 1966 when West Ham reached the League Cup final. … Read More
1968 24 Years Old The 1968–69 season saw Peters only hat-trick for West Ham in a 4–0 home defeat of West Bromwich Albion. … Read More
1970 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Feeling he was in the shadows of Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst, Peters sought out a new challenge. In March 1970, West Ham received a record-breaking £200,000 (£150,000 cash) for Peters from Tottenham Hotspur and Peters moved to White Hart Lane, with Spurs and England striker Jimmy Greaves (valued at £50,000) going the other way.
1971 - 1972 2 More Events
1973 29 Years Old In 1973, Peters won the League Cup again with Spurs.


1974 30 Years Old He completed one more season with Spurs – losing the 1974 UEFA Cup final to Feyenoord on aggregate – before moving to Norwich City – managed by his former West Ham team-mate John Bond – in March 1975 for £50,000.
1975 31 Years Old Peters, now aged 31, made his debut appearance for Norwich on 15 March 1975 in a 1–1 away draw to Manchester United. … Read More
1976 32 Years Old He was voted Norwich City F.C. Player of the Season two years running, in 1976 and 1977, and in 2002 was made an inaugural member of the Norwich City F.C. Hall of Fame.
1978 34 Years Old In 1978, whilst still a Norwich City player, Peters was awarded an MBE for services to association football.
1980 36 Years Old 1 More Event
He joined Sheffield United on 31 July 1980 as player-coach with the intention of replacing Harry Haslam as manager.
1981 37 Years Old 1 More Event
His wait to become manager was not long, his final game coming against Gillingham on 17 January 1981 which Haslam was too ill to attend. … Read More
1982 38 Years Old After Peters quit Sheffield United he spent the 1982–83 season playing in defence for Gorleston in the Eastern Counties League.


1984 40 Years Old In 1984 he moved into the insurance business where he stayed until he was made redundant in July 2001.


1998 54 Years Old In 1998 Peters joined the board of directors at Spurs, and, although he since stepped down, he remains one of the match-day welcomers in the hospitality suites at the club's White Hart Lane ground. … Read More


2006 62 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, Peters published his autobiography, The Ghost of 66, to critical acclaim.
2016 72 Years Old In 2016, it was announced that Peters had Alzheimer's disease. … Read More
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