Peter Skipper

English footballer

Peter Dennis Skipper (11 April 1958 – 23 April 2019) was an English footballer. He played as a central defender.

Peter Skipper
Personal information
Full name Peter Dennis Skipper[1]
Date of birth (1958-04-11)11 April 1958
Place of birth Hull, England
Date of death 23 April 2019(2019-04-23) (aged 61)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Greenwood
Schultz Youth Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1980 Hull City 23 (2)
1980Scunthorpe United (loan) 1 (0)
1980–1982 Darlington 91 (4)
1982–1988 Hull City 265 (17)
1988–1989 Oldham Athletic 27 (1)
1989–1991 Walsall 81 (2)
1991–1992 Wrexham 2 (0)
1992 Wigan Athletic 18 (0)
1992 Stafford Rangers ? (?)
1992–1994 Wigan Athletic 73 (4)
Total 581 (30)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Skipper was born in Hull. He signed for Hull City in January 1979. He then spent time at Scunthorpe United and Darlington. He returned to Hull in August 1982. He made over 300 appearances for the club, scoring 19 goals. He later played for clubs such as Oldham Athletic, Walsall, Wrexham and Wigan Athletic.

Skipper died of problems caused by a stroke on 23 April 2019. He was 61.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Peter Skipper". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  2. "Peter Skipper dies: Hull City mourning the loss of club legend and 'warrior'". Hull Live. 23 April 2019. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  3. "Pete Skipper: Hull City legend dies aged 61". BBC Sport. 23 April 2019. Retrieved 23 April 2019.

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