On This Day – Martin Peters Born

8-11-1943: West Ham, Tottenham and England midfielder Martin Peters was born on this day in 1943. Peters scored England’s second goal in the 1966 World Cup final. London born Peters began his career at West Ham and played 302 domestic games for the Hammers between 1959 and 1970. He was part of the West Ham team that won the 1965 European Cup Winners Cup.

In March 1970 Peters moved from West Ham to Tottenham for £200,000. Jimmy Greaves moved in the opposite direction. Peters won the UEFA Cup and two League Cups with Spurs.

Peters was a regular goal scorer from midfield netting 81 times for West Ham, 46 for Tottenham and 44 times for Norwich who he made 206 appearances for between 1975 and 1980.

He made 67 appearances for England and scored 20 goals. Peters was captain for England in the infamous World Cup qualifier against Poland in 1973.


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