12 November 2006

Peter Doherty

An inspirational figure in dark times for Irish football, Peter "The Great" Doherty was ranked by many who saw him as the greatest player ever to emerge from this Green Isle...

Name: Peter Dermot Doherty
Born: 5 June 1913, Magherafelt
Height: 5.10 ft
Weight: 12.07 st
Died: 6 April 1990, Fleetwood, near Blackpool
Position: Inside-Forward

Representative Honours: Ireland: 16 Full Caps/3 Goals (1935-1950), 2 Victory International Caps (1945-1946); Football League: 1 Cap/1 Goal.
Club Honours: (with Glentoran) Irish Cup Winner 1932/33; (with Manchester City) Football League Champion 1936/37; FA Charity Shield Winner 1937; (with Derby County) FA Cup Winner 1945/46; (with Doncaster Rovers) Football League Division Three (North) Champion 1949/50.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
War-Time
Other
Station United
-
-
Youth
-
-
-
-
Coleraine
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Glentoran
30/31-33/34
-
-
*61/ 35
-
-
-
Blackpool
33/34-35/36
-
£2,000
83/ 28
5/ 1
-
-
Manchester City
35/36-45/46
Feb-36
£10,000
122/ 76
11/ 5
90/ 60
1/ 1
Brentford
39/40
-
Guest
-
-
3/  2
-
Liverpool
39/40
-
Guest
-
-
1/  2
-
Manchester United
39/40
-
Guest
-
-
1/  0
-
Lincoln City
40/41
-
Guest
-
-
1/  4
-
Grimsby Town
41/42
-
Guest
-
-
14/ 11
-
Liverpool
41/42
-
Guest
-
-
1/  0
-
Birmingham City
42/43
-
Guest
-
-
4/  1
-
West.Bromwich.Alb.
42/43
-
Guest
-
-
2/  2
-
Port Vale
44/45
-
Guest
-
-
2/  0
-
Derby County
44/45
-
Guest
-
-
29/ 35
-
Derby County
45/46-46/47
-
-
15/  7
10/10
32/ 24
-
Huddersfield Town
46/47-48/49
-
-
83/ 33
4/ 3
-
-
Doncaster Rovers
49/50-52/53
Aug-49
-
103/ 53
8/ 3
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-
TOTALS
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£-
467/232
38/22
180/141
1/ 1
* all games

Biography:
Di Stefano, Puskas, Gento, Kopa, Pele, Eusebio, Bobby Charlton, Finney and Matthews.

It was an honour to play with and against the last two. But top of them all I would place Peter Doherty of Manchester City. He always gave me the greatest trouble. He was perpetual motion. You could dog, challenge and even hurt him. But you couldn’t dismay him. He kept coming.
- Bill Shankly
Detailed biography to follow.
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Also manager of Northern Ireland, Doncaster Rovers and Bristol City.
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Ireland Cap Details:
06-02-1935 England. A L 1-2 BC
27-03-1935 Wales... A L 1-3 BC
19-10-1935 England. H L 1-3 BC
13-11-1935 Scotland A L 1-2 BC
18-11-1936 England. A L 1-3 BC
17-03-1937 Wales... A L 1-4 BC
23-10-1937 England. H L 1-5 BC
10-11-1937 Scotland A D 1-1 BC 1 Goal
16-11-1938 England. A L 0-7 BC
15-03-1939 Wales... A L 1-3 BC
28-09-1946 England. H L 2-7 BC
16-04-1947 Wales... H W 2-1 BC 1 Goal
05-11-1947 England. A D 2-2 BC 1 Goal
10-03-1948 Wales... A L 0-2 BC
17-11-1948 Scotland A L 2-3 BC
01-11-1950 Scotland A L 1-6 BC

Summary: 16/3. Won 1, Drew 2, Lost 13.


Ireland Victory Cap Details:
15-09-1945 England. H L 0-1
04-05-1946 Wales... A W 1-0

Summary: 2/0. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 1.


War-Time Match Details:
12-09-1942 British Army .... H W 3-2
11-09-1943 British Army .... H W 4-2
09-09-1944 Combined Services H L 4-8 4 Goals

Summary: 3/4. Won 2, Drew 0, Lost 1.

Other Representative Match Details:
30-03-1940 Royal Air Force . 3-2 FA XI .... 1 Goal
07-03-1945 Services & Guests 1-2 Ireland
09-05-1955 All Ireland ..... 5-6 England XI 1 Goal
07-05-1956 All Ireland ..... 3-5 England XI 1 Goal

2 comments:

Christian Tugnoli said...

Type error, I think: it should be "Magherafelt", not "Magharafelt".

Some sources say it was "Peter Dermot Doherty", without the n.

Christian.

jcd said...
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