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Peter Haddock

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Date of birth9 December 1961(age 54)
Place of birthNewcastle upon Tyne, England
Playing positionDefender

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Peter Haddock (born 9 December 1961) is an English former footballer who played in the Football League as a defender for Newcastle United, Burnley and Leeds United.

Haddock was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, and joined his home-town club as an apprentice in 1978, turning professional the following year. He made his debut in the Football League on 5 September 1981 in a 3 0 defeat at Queens Park Rangers in the Second Division. He played in a calm and collected manner and got a good run in the side during 1981 82 but lost his place half way through the following season. He remained at the club, playing only infrequently, and had a spell on loan at Burnley, before leaving for Leeds United in July 1986 for a fee of £45,000.

During the early part of his career at Leeds he suffered a series of injuries, limiting his first-team appearances. However once he had returned he won player of the year in 1988. Under the stewardship of Howard Wilkinson "Fish", as he was known, became a crucial part of the defensive unit alongside Chris Fairclough that won promotion as Second Division champions in 1989 90. His career was cut short however when he suffered a freak injury in the second leg of the League Cup semi-final against Manchester United in 1991, as Leeds went out 3 1 on aggregate.

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