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Peter McParland

Peter McParland

Clubs played for: Dundalk, Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Plymouth Argyle, Worcester City, Toronto Inter-Roma, Peterborough United, Worcester City, Atlanta Chiefs, Glentoran (1951-1971)

Born: 1934

Birthplace: Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland


Position: Striker

Biography: One of Aston Villa's greatest post-war goalscorers, managed Glentoran and Bournemouth before working in Cyprus, Kuwait, and Hong Kong from also had interest in a property company ran with his son, Now retired and living in Bournemouth.

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McParland, Peter As a kid, I used to spend my school holidays watching the team train, then wait outside for them to appear after showering. Peter would always sign autographs for the fans, and always had a smile on his face. I have vivid memories of him marauding down the left wing, cutting in, and unleashing a thunderous shot into the net. a great character, exciting to watch. Great memories. Thanks Peter.

McParland, Peter I lived in an apartment above Peters apartment in Kawait back in the mid 1970's and used to run into him. He once complained about the banging I made one night when making beer and having to bash caps onto full bottles, all a bit primitive I know but I got on well with him. One of my co-workers remarked he had never seen anybody with such muscular legs as Peter, 'they were like Calor Gas Bottles !!

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