Phoenix, Peter

Birth Date

31st December 1936


Urmston, Lancashire



Biographical Text

Having made over 150 league appearances for Oldham Athletic, Peter Phoenix spent half-a-season with Exeter City when he appeared in fifteen consecutive games during the club's 1963/64 promotion campaign. He arrived from Rochdale and left for Southport. 

He was playing for Tamworth when Oldham Athletic gave him his first Football League contract in February 1958. He was a regular in the Oldham team and went on to make 161 league appearances, scoring 26 goals. Transferred to Rochdale in October 1962, Phoenix stayed for 12 months, during which time he netted four goals in 36 league outings.

Signing for Exeter City in October 1963 for £1,400, he made his debut in a goalless draw at St James’ park against Halifax Town. He was to play his part in the first ever Exeter City team to win promotion in 1963-64 by playing fifteen consecutive games in October and December scoring once against Tranmere Rovers. Struggling to settle, and hankering for a return north, he jumped at the chance of moving to Southport in January 1964 for a fee of £625.

Staying just six months, he moved on to Stockport County followed by Witton Albion and Bangor City.







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