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 uncle....no 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
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
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
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
Paul Bell says: Peter now rights a column for the Hull Daily Mail
part of which he recollects anecdotes from his playing career."swans
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
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!