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Stevenage Player Paul Peterson

Paul Peterson

Defence


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Date Of Birth:

22/12/1949

Place Of Birth:

Luton


Previous Club(s):

Swindon Town
Leeds United


Apps: 28 (3) - Goals: 1

Debut: ON Chenecks (H, 3-1), 16/08/1980

Paul Peterson enjoyed a long and proud association with Stevenage Borough, having been a member of the squad that lined up against ON Chenecks in United Counties League Divison One Boro's first ever senior game back in 1980.

Boro' wasn't the first Stevenage side that Peterson had been a part of either - Stevenage Athletic benefited from his services in the mid-1970s before that club went out of business; Peterson then part of efforts to establish the "new" club.

He was already into his 30s by the time he made his "debut", but such was the value of his Football League experience with Leeds United and Swindon Town that he was assistant to manager Derek Montgomery from the 1981-2 season.

It was during that campaign that question marks were raised over how long his playing days could last, with the match programme from a Courage Floodlit League encounter with Royston Town suggesting he was playing "on borrowed time".

He remained assistant after Derek Montgomery resigned his post in late 1982, appearing in the Boro' dugout next to Frank Cornwell and Paul Fairclough in years after - cementing his place in the club's history books as he helped Boro' rise.

Paul Peterson data for 2018-9
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