Peter McParland

Northern Irish footballer and manager

Peter James McParland MBE (born 25 April 1934) is a former professional footballer.

Peter McParland
Personal information
Full name Peter James McParland
Date of birth (1934-04-25) 25 April 1934 (age 86)
Place of birth Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland, UK
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Outside left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1952 Dundalk 14 (2)
1952–1962 Aston Villa 293 (98)
1962–1963 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 (10)
1963–1964 Plymouth Argyle 38 (15)
1964–1965 Worcester City ? (11)
1965 Toronto Inter-Roma
1965 Peterborough United 0 (0)
1965–1967 Worcester City ? (7)
1967–1968 Atlanta Chiefs 54 (14)
1968–1971 Glentoran 7 (3)
National team
1954–1962 Northern Ireland 34 (10)
Teams managed
1968–1971 Glentoran
1980 Hong Kong
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

McParland was born in Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland.

During his time with Aston Villa, McParland got influenced by Jimmy Hogan,[1] later won the FA Cup in 1957, scoring twice in the final against Manchester United.

McParland also won the Second Division title in 1960 and the League Cup in 1961 while with Aston Villa.

McParland represented Northern Ireland 34 times and scored twice in his debut against Wales in 1953–54 season.

He also starred for Northern Ireland in the 1958 FIFA World Cup in which he scored five goals and helped his team to the quarter-finals.

International goalsEdit

# Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
1 31 March 1954 Wrexham, Wales   Wales 2–0 1954 British Home Championship
2 31 March 1954 Wrexham, Wales   Wales 2–0 1954 British Home Championship
3 11 June 1958 Halmstad, Sweden   Argentina 1–3 1958 FIFA World Cup
4 15 June 1958 Malmö, Sweden   West Germany 2–2 1958 FIFA World Cup
5 15 June 1958 Malmö, Sweden   West Germany 2–2 1958 FIFA World Cup
6 17 June 1958 Malmö, Sweden   Czechoslovakia 2–1 1958 FIFA World Cup
7 17 June 1958 Malmö, Sweden   Czechoslovakia 2–1 1958 FIFA World Cup
8 22 April 1959 Wrexham, Wales   Wales 4–1 1959 British Home Championship
9 22 April 1959 Wrexham, Wales   Wales 4–1 1959 British Home Championship
10 9 November 1960 Glasgow, Scotland   Scotland 2–5 1961 British Home Championship

ReferencesEdit

  1. "How total football inventor was lost to Hungary". The Guardian. 22 November 2003. Retrieved 12 September 2010.