Bullock, Peter

Birth Date

17th November 1941


Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire



Biographical Text

Peter Bullock played a dozen or so league games for Exeter City during the autumn of 1968. He joined the club from Colchester, having enjoyed early success with Stoke City, and had also played for Birmingham and Southend. He left Exeter to join Walsall having scored one of the goals when City beat Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup.

An England schools and youth international, Peter worked his way though the junior teams at Stoke City before signing professional in November 1958. He had made a goalscoring debut the previous April at Swansea, aged 16 years 163 days, to become Stoke’s youngest-ever debutant. Scoring fourteen times in 44 league matches for the Potters, he was transferred to Birmingham City in March 1962 where he never won a regular starting place scoring three times from 27 league outings. Moving on to Southend United in February 1965, he was at Roots Hall for just eight months before linking up with neighbours Colchester United where he had the best spell of his career as hitting 33 goals in 95 league matches.

Turning down an offer to play in South Africa, Peter signed for Exeter City in July 1968 and made his first start in the 1-1 draw at Peterborough United on 10 August. Remembered for netting one of the goals that knocked first division Sheffield Wednesday out of the League Cup in September 1968, he was soon on his way from St James’ Park in November 1968 when his contract was cancelled as neither his wife nor himself could settle in Exeter.

He subsequently returned to live in North Staffordshire and briefly played for Stafford Rangers and Walsall before retiring. 


Exeter City league games only






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