Peter Price (full name Peter William Price)

Born 17th August 1949 in Wrexham, Wales.

A forward, Peter started his career under Bill Shankly at Liverpool but failed to make the first team in two years at Anfield.

Released in the summer of 1968, Peter came to London Road as Posh boss Norman Rigby re-built his squad following the club’s demotion to the 4th Division.

The young Welsh striker proved to be a prodigious goal scorer over the next 4 seasons. He scored on his debut to help Posh beat First Division side West Bromwich Albion in the Football League Cup, but had to wait for the arrival of Jim Iley in January 1969 before tasting regular action.

Price went on to form a deadly double act with Jim Hall that was feared throughout the lower divisions.

Peter was most prolific in 1971/72, when his tally of 28 League goals made him the top marksman of the 4th Division. He also bagged four goals in the FA Cup that season to become the only Posh player to top 30 goals in a season since Terry Bly. That sort of form – which earned him 4 Welsh Under 23 caps in which he scored 1 goal – did not escape the attention of bigger clubs.

Having made  114 Football League appearances scoring 62 goals, 8 FA Cup appearances scoring 7 goals and 3 Football League Cup appearances scoring 2 goals, in June 1972 Posh’s cash strapped board accepted then 2nd Division Portsmouth’s £27,000 bid.

A back injury hindered his progress with Pompey, for whom he only managed 14 League games in two years before returning to London Road for a brief loan spell in early 1974/75. During that time Peter made 2 further League appearances for the Posh however the move didn’t work out and he went back to Portsmouth.

Barnsley, managed by former Posh manager Jim Iley, who under Peter had proved so prolific, signed him in November 1974. Peter made an immediate impact at Barnsley firing eight goals in four games shortly after his arrival, including a hat-trick against Southport.

Peter went on to make 79 appearances for the Tykes, scoring 28 goals before a recurrence of his back injury forced his retirement from the professional game in 1978.

Peter did still stay involved in the game helping out Emley in the Unibond League.

Posh Record:

Competition

Starts

Used Subs

Unused Sub

Goals

Football League 116 5 6 62
FA Cup 8 0 0 7
Football League Cup 3 1 1 2
Total 127 6 7 71