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Peter Coyne

Personal information
Full namePeter David Coyne
Date of birth13 November 1958(age 57)
Place of birthHartlepool, England
Height5 ft 9 in
Playing positionForward

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Peter David Coyne (born 13 November 1958) is an English former footballer. His regular position was as a forward. He was born in Hartlepool. He played for Manchester United, Ashton United, Crewe Alexandra, Hyde United, Swindon Town and Glossop North End.

His main success in his career came at Swindon Town, when Lou Macari signed him from Hyde United on 23 August 1984. In season 1984 85 he scored 15 goals (including a run of five consecutive games in March) and finished as the clubs 2nd highest scorer that season, and followed that up in season 1985 86 with another 14 goals (including a hat-trick at home to Northampton), and won a 4th Division championship medal with Swindon. His goal on the final day at home to Crewe which Swindon won 1 0 ensured Swindon finished the season on a record breaking 102 points.

In 1986 87 he scored another 12 goals helping Swindon to back to back promotions, this time to Division 2. He scored both goals in the opening day fixture away to Bolton Wanderers and probably his most important goal was against Gillingham at the County Ground when he equalised in the play-off final second leg, Swindon eventually won the third match 2 0 to clinch promotion.

Peter only made 6 appearances in the 1987 88 season in Division 2,and his last appearance ever for Swindon was away at West Bromwich Albion on 3 September 1988 (his only appearance in the 1988 89 season). He went out on loan to Aldershot in August 1989 and was eventually released by Swindon in June 1990 when he joined Colne Dynamoes, and later Radcliffe Borough, Glossop North End, and finally Wilmslow Albion.

His brother, Gerald (Ged) was a professional at both Manchester United and Manchester City and later managed several clubs in the Manchester area including East Manchester, Curzon Ashton, Mossley and Hyde United. Ged's daughter, Jenna, a very successful competitive swimmer, is the partner of box Matthew "Magic" Hatton, brother of former world light welterweight champion Ricky Hatton.

After retiring from football, Peter then took his coaching badges with the PFA before starting work with Manchester United Football in the Community scheme where he gained valuable experience working with young people and footballers with a disability.

After leaving Manchester United, Peter now works at Manchester Airport. As UEFA B License holder, Peter still actively coaches in the local area, both at primary schools and local junior club, Didsbury Juniors FC.

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