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Peter Doherty (footballer)

Peter Doherty (footballer)
Personal information
Full namePeter Dermot Doherty
Date of birth5 June 1913
Place of birthMagherafelt, Ireland
Date of death6 April 1990(age 76)
Place of deathPoulton-le-Fylde, England
Height5 ft 10 in
Playing positionInside left

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Peter Dermot Doherty (5 June 1913 6 April 1990) was a Northern Irish football player and manager. An inside left, he was one of the top players of his time, winning a league title with Manchester City, an F.A. Cup final with Derby County in which he scored, and gained 16 caps for Ireland. His later career saw him as the central figure as player and manager during Doncaster Rovers most successful era. At the same time he managed Northern Ireland, leading them to their most successful achievement reaching the quarter finals of the World Cup in 1958. He was in the first group of 22 players to be inducted into the English Football Players Hall of Fame.

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