6 January 2008

Peter Scott

Name: Peter William Scott
Born: 19 September 1952, Walton, Liverpool (England)
Height: 5.10 ft
Weight: 11.04 st
Position: Full Back

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 10 Full Caps (1975-1979); England: Youth.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA.Cup
FL Cup
Others
Kirby Boys
Youth
-
-
-
-
Everton
71/72-74/75
Jul-70
Youth
42 (2)/1
5(0)/1
1(0)/0
-
Southport
73/74
Jan-74
Loan
4 (0)/0
-
-
-
York City
75/76-78/79
Dec-75
£11k
99 (1)/3
6(0)/0
8(0)/0
-
Aldershot
78/79-82/83
Mar-79
£3k
114 (7)/2
5(1)/0
3(0)/0
4(1)/0
TOTALS
-
£14k
259(10)/6
16(1)/1
12(0)/0
4(1)/0

Biography:
Something of a protégé at Everton, Peter Scott signed apprentice terms in September 1968 and turned professional in July 1970. His time a Goodison brought England Youth caps and his versatility – he could play on either flank as a full-back or as a winger – allowed him to establish himself in the first eleven while still a teenager. Scott’s League debut came against Ipswich in August 1971 and he played a total of 32 matches in his first campaign before dropping down the pecking order.
Although largely out of the firstteam picture at Everton, Scott was selected for Northern Ireland (the country of his father’s birth) in the spring of 1975. He made his debut at right-back in a win against Wales in May 1975 and played at left-back early the following season in a defeat in Yugoslavia. Northern Ireland were in an envious position for full-backs in the 1970s with Arsenal duo Sammy Nelson and Pat Rice and a young Jimmy Nicholl vying with Scott for the two places. Inevitably Scott was regarded mainly as cover throughout his five year international career.

In December 1975, having failed to feature for Everton since 29 March, Scott was transferred to Division Two York City. At the end of that season York finished in 21st place and were relegated. The downward spiral continued as the Minstermen finished bottom of Division Three in the next campaign and were relegated once again. Consequently Scott suffered the ignominy of playing in Division One, Two, Three and Four in consecutive seasons. It got worse still as York were forced to apply for re-election having finished bottom of the Football League at the end of the 1977/78 season. During his time at Bootham Crescent, Scott did add seven caps to those he won while with Everton, making him only the second York player to gain international recognition and the club’s leading cap-winner.

Scott left York in March 1979 to join fellow Division Four minnows, Aldershot. He made Shots history in May 1979 when he became the club’s only ever full international in their 65-year history with a substitute appearance against Scotland. That proved to be Scott’s final cap as Billy Bingham began to bring fresh talent into the Northern Ireland. Scott retired from football in May 1983.

Northern Ireland Cap Details:
23-05-1975 Wales..... H W 1-0 BC
19-11-1975 Yugoslavia A L 0-1 ECQ
24-03-1976 Israel.... A D 1-1 FR
08-05-1976 Scotland.. H L 0-3 BC
11-05-1976 England... A L 0-4 BC sub
14-05-1976 Wales..... A L 0-1 BC
13-05-1978 Scotland.. A D 1-1 BC
16-05-1978 England... A L 0-1 BC
19-05-1978 Wales..... A L 0-1 BC
22-05-1979 Scotland.. A L 0-1 BC sub

Summary: 8(2)/0. Won 1, Drew 2, Lost 7.

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