Peter Hampton joined Leeds as a youngster with England Schools
caps under his belt, but taking over Terry Cooper's left-back slot
was never going to be an easy ride for anyone. In one of his rare
substitute appearances - in what was in fact his only game in
1975-76 - he smashed a much-remembered winner against Burnley at
Elland Road. His best run in the side came in 1976-77, but most of
the time found that Frank Gray or Trevor Cherry were preferred in
his position. A solid and reliable player who never let Leeds down
when he was needed, he had decent spells with Stoke and Burnley and
a brief stay at Rochdale before ending his playing career with
Carlisle. He took up the job of first team physio at Brunton Park
and was last heard of managing a non-league outfit.
Cheers to Rochdale's programme editor Mark Wilbraham for the
jit says: If I recall correctly, the James Taylor of Leeds Utd.
I mean the hair and the moustache. Not sure if he can hum a
Neil Bryson says: if i remember correctly Peter attended
Etherley Lane Junior School in Bishop Auckland Co.Durham and when
he was 12 or 13 he was a great prospect in the making so to speak.
He was a bit older than me and he was really protective of his
younger sister Julie who i used to fancy like mad. Best thing was
that round our way everyone was sunderland daft and we all know
that sunderland beat leeds in the 73 cup final. Never really heard
much about him after that. I just remember that he was the best
footballer at our school.
tim (leeds) says: I was a neighbour of Peter Hamptons in
Carlisle for 10 years or so, and knew his son. 'Pistol' Pete (on
account of his fine moustache, and not his gun collection) Sorted
us out for Wembley final tickets. Top bloke.
Julie Ward (Hampton) says: Hi im Peter Hamptons Sister Julie, I
remember watching him at Bishop and then at Elland Rd with my dad
and feeling very proud that he was my brother.