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. 

Peter was playing for Tamworth when Oldham Athletic gave him his first Football League contract in February 1958. A regular in the team, he went on to make 161 league appearances (scoring 26 goals) before transferring to Rochdale in October 1962 where he netted four goals in 36 league outings.

Signing for Exeter City in October 1963 for £1,400, Peter made his debut in a goalless draw at St James’ Park against Halifax Town and played fifteen consecutive games in October and December (scoring once against Tranmere Rovers) in what became a successful promotion campaign for the Grecians. Struggling to settle, and looking for a move, he switched to Southport in January 1964 for a fee of £625.

Staying just six months at Haig Avenue, Peter moved on to Stockport County followed by spells with Witton Albion and Bangor City.