Martin Peters
English footballer and manager
Martin Peters
Martin Stanford Peters, MBE is a former football player and member of the victorious England team which won the 1966 World Cup as well as playing in the 1970 FIFA World Cup. With his transfer from West Ham United to Tottenham Hotspur in 1970, he became Britain's first £200,000 footballer.
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Martin Peters, one of four members of the England 1966 World Cup winning side, talks to the media at the Royal garden Hotel in London Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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Martin Peters, one of four members of the England 1966 World Cup winning side, talks to the media at the Royal garden Hotel in London Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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The Duke Of Cambridge Attends The Football Association 150th Anniversary Gala Dinner
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 26: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L) talks to 1966 England World Cup team members Geoff Hurst (2nd R) and Martin Peters (R) as he attends The Football Association's 150th Anniversary Gala Dinner at the Grand Connaught Rooms on October 26, 2013 in London, England. The Duke of Cambridge is president of the Football Association, which was founded 150 years ago on October 26, 1863. The event marks the day when a group of men representing a dozen London and suburban clubs met at the Freemason's Tavern in London, to draw up the rules of a sport that went on to become the most popular in the world. (Photo by Leon Neal - WPA Pool/ Getty Images)
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Peters confident England can avoid Poland repeat
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London (AFP) - Martin Peters suffered World Cup heartbreak at the hands of Poland but does not expect the current side to suffer a similar fate at Wembley on Tuesday.
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Why Vodafone CEO refuses to hang up on India
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Vodafone India's straight-talking CEO Marten Pieters wants to dwell on the ways in which the company is becoming better.     
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Atletico Madrid v Celtic: Falcao destined for greatness since age of 12, says ... - Telegraph.co.uk
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Sir Alf Ramsey once described Martin Peters as being 10 years ahead of his time. That claim was unquantifiable but Falcao, the striker who joined Atletico Madrid from FC Porto for £40 million this summer, can at least offer tangible proof that he was
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Kreiswahl 2011: Viele neue Gesichter, eine neue Partei 12. September 2011 ... - Lüneburg (Pressemitteilung)
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Von der SPD scheiden Bernd Hein, Hilke Mammen, Karl May, Hubert Meißner, Uwe Nehring, Martin Peters und Renate Thielbörger aus. Für die Grünen sind Petra Brüel-Sasse, Sabine Brunke-Reubold, Martin Köne und Julia Verlinden nicht mehr dabei
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Glenn Moore: Modern rewards keep top players in league of their own - The Independent
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So while Ian Rush and Martin Peters dropped down the leagues, the likes of Alan Shearer, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes simply stop playing. Injury is a factor, the constant battle to be fit – and a desire to be able to walk without pain in later life
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young and rooney, gullit and van basten and mcleish and miller: great club and ... - talkSPORT.co.uk
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In 1966, West Ham and England shared Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters and were runners-up in that year's League Cup final while Hurst and Moore won the FA Cup two years earlier with all three contributing to a World Cup win
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The Greatest Goal I Ever Saw: Norwich City's Justin Fashanu vs Liverpool - Sabotage Times
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A fair old ding dong that at one point was 3:3, the score sheet included the names of Martin Peters, Kevin Reeves, Kenny Dalglish, Jimmy Case and a hat trick from David Fairclough, the man who resembled a moving Roman statue hued from honeycomb
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Pub fundraisers cook up a treat for charity - Reading Post
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Steve Wood was one of those who struck lucky in the raffle and he went home with a football signed by 1966 World Cup striker Martin Peters. Claire Frackelton works at the pub and is the Bull & Chequers' Christmas champion, revving up for a merry season
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West Ham UTD: 10 best apps for fans on iPhone & iPad - Product Reviews
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England's captain at the time was West Ham's Bobby Moore, and both goal scorers in the final were then current players Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters. The club's anthem is “I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles”. The team initially played in full dark blue kits,
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Garden Club Presents Second Calla Lily Award to Peters Resident - Patch.com
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Peters resident Ruthi DeSimone Bosco was awarded the second Calla Lily Award of the summer by the Lexington Court Garden Club Friday. The club recognizes exceptional gardens and landscapes in and around Peters Township
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Betreute Spielplätze sind bedrohte Kinderparadiese - Hamburger Abendblatt
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"Die Idee ist, dass die Spielbox nach der Gartenschau als dauerhaftes Angebot bestehen bleibt", sagt Kita-Referent Martin Peters. "Waldpädagogik auf urbane Art" nennt er das. Die Macher der igs waren begeistert. Doch der Bezirk Mitte, wo der Antrag
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Clash of Titans: Could the English Side of 1966 Have Beaten Brazil in 1982? - Bleacher Report
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Martin Peters is the unsung hero of that side. He played a great role in the team. He was described as a truly creative player operating as one of the three attacking midfielders in Ramsey's system. He was industrious as well, which encouraged Ramsey
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Is Joey Barton too dangerous? - The Sun
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But 1966 World Cup hero Martin Peters disagrees. JOEY Barton is a pretty good player but Capello is right on this. Barton causes so many problems with the way he behaves on the pitch that you can't afford to have someone doing that and playing for
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Sam Allardyce: 'This season is all about winning...and I'm a winner' - The Independent
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"So creating the new modern day history, for me has to go with the new stadium and not forgetting Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters. Not forget Alvin Martin or Tony Gale from the time when I played – they might not have won anything but it's
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Pupils have Melton in the can - Melton Today
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The competition was judged by Martin Peters of Leicestershire Promotions, Andrew Cooper of the Town Estate, Jenny Dancey of Melton Carnegie Museum and governor John Dehnel while the prizes were presented by Mayor Alison Freer
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Summer sports village on the Embankment - Peterborough Today
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Talks are underway to bring England legends such as Paul Gascoigne, David Seaman and Martin Peters to make appearances on Euro 2012 match days, along with Soccer AM star Helen Chamberlain and presenter Tim Lovejoy. - There would be four bars and two
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Martin Peters
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 72
    In 2016, it was announced that Peters had Alzheimer's disease.
    More Details Hide Details West Ham United Tottenham Hotspur England
  • 2006
    Age 62
    Peters was inducted, with former manager Ron Greenwood, into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2006 in recognition for his achievements as a player.
    More Details Hide Details Peters is married to Kathleen, his wife since 1964. They met three years earlier at a Dagenham bowling alley. They have a daughter Lee-Ann (born 1965) and a son Grant (born 1970). They also have two grandchildren. They now live in Shenfield, Essex.
    In 2006, Peters published his autobiography, The Ghost of 66, to critical acclaim.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1998
    Age 54
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He has also worked in the hospitality suites at Upton Park for West Ham home matches, often attending with his children and grandchildren, all West Ham supporters.
  • FORTIES
  • 1984
    Age 40
    In 1984 he moved into the insurance business where he stayed until he was made redundant in July 2001.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1982
    Age 38
    After Peters quit Sheffield United he spent the 1982–83 season playing in defence for Gorleston in the Eastern Counties League.
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  • 1981
    Age 37
    On his retirement from professional football in January 1981, after a distinguished and injury-free career, he had made 882 appearances in total, scoring 220 goals.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Peters retired to take up the manager's job the following day with United 12th in the table with 16 games to play. Winning just three of the remaining games, United were relegated to the Fourth Division and Peters resigned.
  • 1980
    Age 36
    His first appearance came in a 2–1 victory against Hull City on 2 August 1980 in the Anglo-Scottish Cup and his League debut came in the opening match of the season in a Division Three fixture against Carlisle United.
    More Details Hide Details He scored once in a 3–0 victory.
    He joined Sheffield United on 31 July 1980 as player-coach with the intention of replacing Harry Haslam as manager.
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  • 1978
    Age 34
    In 1978, whilst still a Norwich City player, Peters was awarded an MBE for services to association football.
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  • 1976
    Age 32
    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.
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  • 1975
    Age 31
    Peters, now aged 31, made his debut appearance for Norwich on 15 March 1975 in a 1–1 away draw to Manchester United.
    More Details Hide Details He helped newly promoted Norwich establish themselves in the First Division, making more than 200 appearances, and earning a testimonial against an all-star team which included most of the 1966 World Cup winning England XI.
  • 1974
    Age 30
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1973
    Age 29
    In 1973, Peters won the League Cup again with Spurs.
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  • 1972
    Age 28
    In 1972, Peters won his 50th England cap in a qualifier for the 1972 European Championships, beating Switzerland 3–2.
    More Details Hide Details England failed to progress due to another defeat against West Germany, who went on to win the tournament. International disappointment for Peters was tempered mildly by more club success, and he scored the only goal as England beat Scotland at Wembley on 19 May 1973. It was his 20th goal for his country and would prove to be his last. England had been stuttering in their qualifying campaign for the 1974 World Cup, dropping points in a drawn game against Wales and then a 2–0 defeat against Poland in Chorzów on 6 June 1973. England needed to defeat Poland at Wembley on 17 October 1973 to qualify for the finals in Germany and, with an out-of-form Moore dropped from the side (he'd only play once more subsequently for his country) Peters captained the side for the crucial game. Against a dominant England, Polish goalkeeper Jan Tomaszewski contrived to keep out every single shot and header. A defensive error allowed Poland to score and only a penalty allowed England to level up quickly. (Peters in his autobiography admitted that he had dived to win the penalty.) Allan Clarke scored from it, but England could not get the crucial winning goal. Poland went through after the match finished 1–1 meaning Peters would not play in a third successive World Cup competition. At the age of 30, Peters' career at the highest level began to slip away. He played three more games for England, reaching a total of 67 caps, though his career with his country ended, on 18 May 1974, as England lost 2–0 defeat against Scotland at Hampden Park.
  • 1971
    Age 27
    He won his first domestic winners' medal in 1971 when Spurs beat Aston Villa 2–0 in the League Cup final.
    More Details Hide Details Spurs beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–2 on aggregate to win the 1972 UEFA Cup in what remained the only all-English European final until Manchester United beat Chelsea in the UEFA Champion's League Final, 2008.
  • 1970
    Age 26
    On 21 March 1970 Peters scored on his Spurs debut against Coventry City.
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    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.
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  • 1968
    Age 24
    The 1968–69 season saw Peters only hat-trick for West Ham in a 4–0 home defeat of West Bromwich Albion.
    More Details Hide Details It was also his most prolific season, 24 goals coming from 48 games.
  • 1966
    Age 22
    Alf Ramsey had seen Peters' potential quickly, and in May 1966 he gave the young midfielder his debut for England against Yugoslavia at Wembley.
    More Details Hide Details England won 2–0 and Peters had an outstanding debut. Nearly scoring twice he set up chances for Jimmy Greaves and for others. In the final preparation period for Ramsey prior to naming his squad for the World Cup, Peters played in two more of the scheduled warm-up games. Against Finland, he scored his first international goal in what was only his second appearance, and subsequently he made Ramsey's squad for the competition, as did his West Ham team-mates Bobby Moore (the England captain) and Geoff Hurst. Though Peters did not play in the opening group game against Uruguay, the drab 0–0 draw prompted Ramsey into changes. The England coach had been toying with using a system which allowed narrow play through the centre, not operating with conventional wingers but instead with fitter, centralised players who could show willing in defence as well as spread the ball and their runs in attack. Peters therefore had become an ideal player for this 4–1-3-2 system, elegant in his distribution and strong in his forward running, yet showing the stamina, discipline and pace to get back and help the defence when required. This system was dubbed "the wingless wonders".
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The occasion was still a two-legged affair with each of the finallists hosting a leg (though this changed to a one-off final at Wembley a year later), and Peters played in both matches. He scored in the second game but opponents West Bromwich Albion emerged as 5–3 winners on aggregate.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1963
    Age 19
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, however, he established himself as a first team regular and was victorious at Wembley when West Ham won the European Cup Winners Cup with victory over 1860 Munich. He was usually partnered in midfield by Eddie Bovington and Ronnie Boyce.
  • 1962
    Age 18
    He scored his first goal for West Ham in a 6–1 away win at Manchester City on 8 September 1962.
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    He made his debut on Good Friday 1962 in a 4–1 home win against Cardiff City.
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  • 1959
    Age 15
    Under manager Ted Fenton, Peters came through the productive ranks at West Ham United after signing as an apprentice in 1959.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Born
    Born on November 8, 1943.
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