Sunday, 8 October 2017

Not Just Chris Waddle but Peter Wilson

We all know of Pelaw-born Chris Waddle's football career but Felling born Peter Wilson? That's him in the No 3 shirt as captain of the Australian national side shaking hands with East Germany's Bernd Bransch before their match at the 1974 FIFA World Cup.
Peter Frederick Wilson was born in The Felling on 15th Sept 1947 and grew up in Elldene Crescent. He went to Heworth Secondary School and played football for the school team and then St. Mary's Boys Club in Newcastle.

He joined Middlesborough in 1968 but was released by them at the end of that season. He emigrated to Australia and ultimately was Captain of the Australian National Side for 9 years from 1970 until 1979.

Quotes by, & Tributes, to Peter

Despite being the holder of 64 international caps, 60 as captain, with a street in Sydney named after him, he's now a recluse near Wollongong, south of Sydney and shuns all publicity...aye but I bet he'll be chuffed he's featured here in The Felling's bite sized bits

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