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Peter Eastoe

Peter Eastoe
Personal information
Full namePeter Robert Eastoe
Date of birth (1953-08-02) 2 August 1953 (age 60)
Place of birthDordon, Tamworth, England
Playing positionStriker
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1971–1973Wolverhampton Wanderers6(0)
1973–1974Swindon Town (loan)11(7)
1974–1976Swindon Town80(36)
1976–1979Queens Park Rangers72(15)
1979–1982Everton95(26)
1982–1985West Bromwich Albion31(8)
1983Leicester City (loan)5(1)
1983Huddersfield Town (loan)10(0)
1984Walsall (loan)6(1)
1984Leicester City (loan)6(1)
1985Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan)8(0)
1985–1987S.C. Farense20(1)
Atherstone United?(?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Peter Robert Eastoe (born 2 August 1953 in Dordon, Tamworth) is an English former footballer.

Career

Eastoe signed schoolboy forms with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the late 1960s. Unable to break into the Wolves first team, the former English youth international joined Swindon Town in March 1974 for a club record fee of £88,000 – after a successful loan spell which saw him average a goal every other game, including a brace on his debut.

Though Eastoe's goals were not enough to maintain their Division Two status, in Division Three he notched 31 goals as Swindon challenged for promotion, elevating Eastoe to hero status at the County Ground. The club ultimately fell short of promotion but Eastoe's goals had alerted the attention of the bigger clubs.

The striker was signed by Queens Park Rangers in March 1976 for £100,000 (with Don Rogers returning to Swindon as part of the deal). He did not play in the remainder of that season, which saw QPR go close to winning the league championship, but found himself in the team over the next three seasons.

He was transferred to Everton in March 1979 – shortly before Rangers dropped out of Division One – in a straight swop for Mickey Walsh. After three full seasons at Goodison Park, he joined West Bromwich Albion in August 1982, where he had a full season in 1982-83.

Following this campaign, he was out of the club's plans and spent periods on loan at Leicester City, Huddersfield Town, Walsall and Wolves, respectively. During the twilight of his career he played in the Portuguese league at S.C. Farense and returned to England with non-league Atherstone United.

His short managerial career included spells with Nuneaton Borough and Alvechurch but he now works as a lorry driver and lives with his family in Stourbridge.

Statistics

Club Season League
App Goals Division
Wolves 1971–1972 3 0 Division 1
Wolves 1972–1973 2 0 Division 1
Wolves 1973–1974 1 0 Division 1
Swindon Town 1973–1974 19 8 Division 2
Swindon Town 1974–1975 46 26 Division 3
Swindon Town 1975–1976 26 9 Division 3
Queens Park Rangers 1975–1976 0 0 Division 1
Queens Park Rangers 1976–1977 27 6 Division 1
Queens Park Rangers 1977–1978 19 6 Division 1
Queens Park Rangers 1978–1979 26 3 Division 1
Everton 1978–1979 8 0 Division 1
Everton 1979–1980 26 6 Division 1
Everton 1980–1981 42 15 Division 1
Everton 1981–1982 19 5 Division 1
West Bromwich Albion 1982–1983 31 8 Division 1

References

Peter Eastoe, Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database

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