- Peter Wilson (Australian soccer)
Football player infobox
playername = Peter Wilson
fullname = Frederick Peter Wilson
nickname = Big Willie
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1947|9|15
cityofbirth = Felling
position = defender
youthclubs = St. Mary's Boys Club
years = 1966-1968 1968-1969 1969-1971 1972 1973-1974 1975-1978 1979-1982
Middlesbrough FC Gateshead FC South Coast UnitedClub Marconi Safeway United Western Suburbs APIA Leichhardt
caps(goals) = 1 (0) 2 (0) 62 (0) 21 (1) 44 (0) 83 (3) 86 (2)
nationalyears = 1970-1979
nationalteam = flagicon|Australia Australia
nationalcaps(goals) = 65 (3)
pcupdate = 22 August 2007
ntupdate = 22 August 2007
manageryears = 1973-1974 1982
Safeway United APIA Leichhardt
Australian rules footballplayer, see Peter Wilson (Australian rules footballer)."
Peter Frederick Wilson (born
September 15, 1947in Felling, England) [ [http://www.planetworldcup.com/CUPS/1974/groupa_ger_v_aus.html Match report] , including date of birth] is a former football (soccer)player. He was the captain of the Australian 1974 World Cupsquad in West Germany. His nickname is "Big Willie" and his position was sweeper.
Often regarded as one of the toughest defenders in the modern era, Wilson was a dominating figure in the Australian team in the decade from 1970. Born in
Englandin 1947, Wilson migrated to Australiain 1969 to join South Coast United after failing to break into the first team for English club Middlesbrough. He started his career as full back but injury to another player switched him to sweeper where he had his biggest success. Between 1970-79, he made a then record 116 appearances for the national team, and captained Australian from 1971, including the 1974 World CupFinals. When he signed with Sydney clubWestern Suburbs, Wilson travelled 257 kilometres four times a week for training. He also played with Marconi and Apia Leichardt and in later years coached South Coast and Apia.
Peter Wilson is now living in recluse near Wollongong in New South Wales.
*A-Internationals: 65 (4.November 1970 - 13.June 1979)
*61 games as Captain, 3 goals (^= 0,05 Goals per match)
*116 games for Australian (incl. Test games 133) NSW State:
*13 games for New South Wales ( 6 as Captain) Biggest success with the National team:
*Friendship Cup tournament in Vietnam 1970
*Asia/Oceania Champion 1973
*World Cup Finals in West Germany 1974
ReferencesAre all taken from Peter Wilsons websiteThe Southern Crosswww.ak-tsc.de
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