Peter Anderson (footballer, born 1932)

Peter Anderson
Personal information
Full name Peter Dennis Anderson[1]
Date of birth (1932-09-11) 11 September 1932 (age 87)
Place of birth Devonport, England
Playing position Outside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Oak Villa ? (?)
1950–1962 Plymouth Argyle 241 (41)
1962–1964 Torquay United 77 (18)
1964–1966 Bideford ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Peter Dennis Anderson (born 11 September 1932) is an English former professional footballer who made more than 300 appearances in the Football League playing as an outside forward for Plymouth Argyle and Torquay United.[2]

Anderson was born in Devonport,[2] and began his career with local Devon side Oak Villa.[3] He signed for Plymouth Argyle in July 1950, and made his league debut in April 1953 against Brentford in the Second Division at Home Park. He stayed at Plymouth for more than 12 years, clocking up 259 appearances and 46 goals in all competitions.[1] In December 1962, he moved to Torquay United, scoring on his debut in a 2–0 home win against Hartlepools United on 2 February 1963. He made 77 league appearances and scored 18 goals for Torquay. He remained a regular until the 1964–65 season when he lost his place to Bill Atkinson, before moving into non-league football with Bideford, where a broken leg forced him to retire in 1966.[3]


  1. ^ a b Steve Pearce. "Player:Peter Anderson". Argyle Review. Retrieved 16 November 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Peter Anderson". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 9 November 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Peter Anderson". GoS–DB. Greens on Screen. Retrieved 30 March 2012.

External links

  • Peter Anderson at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database

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