Paul Peterson


Apps: 34 (4)

Goals: 0

Last Updated: 02 March 2022

Debut: vs. ON Chenecks (H, 3-1), 16/08/1980

Paul Peterson enjoyed a long and proud association with Stevenage Borough; part of the squad that lined up against ON Chenecks

Paul Peterson

Date of Birth: 22-12-1949

Place of Birth: Luton

Paul Peterson enjoyed a long and proud association with Stevenage Borough; part of the squad that lined up against ON Chenecks. It was, of course, the United Counties League Divison One clash that marked Boro’s first ever senior game back in 1980. Boro’ wasn’t the first Stevenage side that Peterson had been a part of either; Stevenage Athletic were beneficiaries of his services in the mid-1970s. That club went out of business, however; Peterson then part of efforts to establish a “new” club.

He was already into his 30s by the time he made his “debut”, but such was the value of his Football League experience from spells at Leeds United and Swindon Town that he was assistant to manager Derek Montgomery from the 1981-2 season. It was during that campaign that some raised question marks over how long his playing days could last; the match programme from a Courage Floodlit League encounter with Royston suggesting he was playing “on borrowed time”.

It was a knock sustained against British Timken Duston that forced his hand in the end. It opened up an old ankle injury, which needed five stitches. He told the Boro’ programme: “The old scar tissue will not stand up to the knocks, so it makes sense to give up”. Peterson still remained assistant after Derek Montgomery resigned his post in late 1982, appearing in the Boro’ dugout next to Frank Cornwell and Paul Fairclough in years after.

In doing so, he was cementing his place in the club’s history books as he played his part in Boro’s rise.


Tuesday 08 May 1984


Thursday 30 July 1981

Thursday 13 August 1981

Saturday 22 August 1981

Saturday 29 August 1981

Saturday 05 September 1981

Saturday 19 September 1981

Monday 21 September 1981

Monday 28 September 1981

Monday 09 November 1981

Monday 16 November 1981

Saturday 21 November 1981

Saturday 27 February 1982


Saturday 16 August 1980

Tuesday 19 August 1980

Saturday 23 August 1980

Monday 25 August 1980

Saturday 30 August 1980

Saturday 06 September 1980

Saturday 13 September 1980

Saturday 20 September 1980

Saturday 27 September 1980

Saturday 04 October 1980

Saturday 11 October 1980

Saturday 25 October 1980

Saturday 01 November 1980

Saturday 08 November 1980

Saturday 15 November 1980

Saturday 22 November 1980

Saturday 06 December 1980

Saturday 13 December 1980

Saturday 10 January 1981

Saturday 24 January 1981

Saturday 31 January 1981

Tuesday 14 April 1981

Saturday 18 April 1981

Saturday 02 May 1981

Monday 04 May 1981

Previous Clubs:

Swindon Town
Leeds United

Later Clubs:

Vauxhall Motors (Luton) (C) (-)