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Peter Swan

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Position Defender
Born 28 Sep 1966, Leeds (England)
Height 187 cm
Weight 99 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Leeds United 06 Aug 1984 23 Mar 1989 58 13 £200000
Hull City 23 Mar 1989 16 Aug 1991 88 25 £300000
Port Vale 16 Aug 1991 22 Jul 1994 138 7 £300000
Plymouth Argyle 22 Jul 1994 04 Aug 1995 31 3 £200000
Burnley 04 Aug 1995 08 Aug 1997 60 7 £50000
Bury 08 Aug 1997 28 Aug 1998 40 6 £0
Burnley 28 Aug 1998 14 Mar 2000 19 0 £0
York City 14 Mar 2000 03 Nov 2000 11 0 £0

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1985 - 1986 16 3 1   0   0   0(2)  
1986 - 1987 5(2)   1   1   0   0  
1987 - 1988 21(4) 8 0   2 2 0   1  
1988 - 1989 1   1   0   0   0  
Total 43(6) 11 3   3 2 0   1(2)  

Jabba's Comments

Peter Swan was primarily a defender, but he found himself pressed into attack on more than one occasion in his 4 years at Leeds. He never really established himself as a regular in the side and was sold to Hull City for a fee of £200,000 - a record for them at the time.

He went on to spend a couple of years at quite a few different clubs, rarely spending more than a couple of years in one place. He joined York in March 2000, but was forced to quit the game through injury towards the end of the year.

Neale Sheldon says: The late (great) Billy Bremner was looking at Peter becoming the next Jack Charlton, but circumstances went against them both. Peter made his Central League (Reserve Team) debut at Stoke City whilst still a schoolboy.

Dave Burch says: Now involved in running Playerboss fantasy football

Neil Spofforth says: Peter Swan was sacked as manager of Ossett Town Reserve team at the end of 2001-02.

Toby Kaye says: peter swan is my matter what happens i know he will always be there for me.and has done nothing wrong to me..i only ever got to see him play at burnley as i was only a kid when he play for other clubs. but i know he loves his family and the only reason he moved so much was because of them and wanting to support them

Bill Bell says: Cost us the 1st Div Play off to West Brom, got sent off at Wembley, Volatile,uninpressive player, John Rudge got his money back

mic says: i saw him playing for vale in the pay-off final made me cry wen we lost cause the tw@ got sent off

Rob Heath says: Helped Vale win the Autoglass by single-handedly keeping 6ft 7 Kevin Francis out of the game. Made a vital slide tackle and many more during his time in the no 5 shirt. I was a young fan but what I remember was class.

Richard Parrish says: I went to school with peter swan for 4 years or so, he was a great lad and a fantastic athlete, had time for anybody,still the same when i met him years later when he presented my local team with some medals.

Kimberley Ellis says: He's my cousin. I saw him play years ago when he was at Leeds. I was only 5 when he signed for them, but I remember his debut for the 1st team -14 Oct 1985. I was especially proud of him when he played at Wembley and I was there again to see him.

justin porter says: top player when he played for port vale,wish he had stayed longer!

phil taylor says: what a daft bat? great player he's given me some great memories over the years, cheers swanny! x x x x x

jessica hamilton says: he is the best uncle in the world, he is so loving and kind, he took me to many of his games which were always brilliant and so much fun, i even have the burnley shirt that he played in, love you laods uncle peter, xxx

Pete Bateson says: coached youth players at leeds with swanny, always learnt something new, v down to earth, positive & great role model to the players we worked with. A good friend with a great family. x

Paul Bell says: Peter now rights a column for the Hull Daily Mail part of which he recollects anecdotes from his playing career."swans Tales"

Ian Forrest says: I remember Peter from my time as secretary of the Leeds United Supporters Club University Branch. We invited him to the annual dinner held in the South Stand two years running and he was great fun. A ray of sunshine in those tough seasons in the 2nd division.

shane embleton says: swanny is a great guy. always up for a joke and has got time for anyone. coaches our sunday pub side New Wheel when he can, & is a great motivator. always a pleasure to have around especially the card table! watch out for his son, george swan coming up thro the ranks at leeds academy. Remember singing in the Kop circa 1987........Swanny for England!

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