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Martin Peters

1970 - 1975

Achieved lifetime legendary status by scoring in the World Cup Final against Germany in 1966 aged just 23, Peters spent 10 years at West Ham before switching to the Lane in 1970.

It was as an attacking, creative midfielder that Peters truly made his mark on the English game. Tall, lean and blessed with great timing, he would often ghost, unmarked, into forward positions to get on the end of crosses. Excellent with either foot, he also scored many goals with his head and, as England manager Alf Ramsey famously once said in 1966, he was '10 years ahead of his time'.

Peters joined us in March 1970 for a record £200,000 with Jimmy Greaves going the other way.

Still just 26, he had won 33 caps before he arrived in N17 and he went on to add another 34 while a Spurs player.

A member of our League Cup successes in 1971 and '73 (the latter as skipper) and the UEFA Cup triumph in 1972, Peters made 287 league and cup appearances for us before moving to Norwich City in 1975 where he went on to make another 200 appearances.

Back on the international scene, he played in the 1970 World Cup tournament, scoring in the ill-fated quarter-final 3-2 defeat by West Germany.

He ended his playing days with Sheffield United, where he was player/manager, in 1981, taking his career appearances past the 700 mark.


Martin Peters
League Appearances
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League Cup Appearances
League Cup Goals
FA Cup Appearances
FA Cup Goals
European Appearances
European Goals