Peter McArdle (footballer)
|Full name||Peter McArdle|
|Date of birth||8 April 1914|
|Place of birth||Durham, England|
|Date of death||
1979 (aged 64–65)
|Playing position||Outside left|
|–||Trimdon Grange Colliery|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
McArdle was born in Durham and started playing football for local clubs Trimdon Grange Colliery and former league club Durham City. In 1933 he joined Stoke City as back up for England international winger Joe Johnson. Johnson was injured for six matches during the 1933–34 season and McArdle took his place and scored once against Newcastle United. When Johnson recovered from his injury he took back his place in the side and McArdle dropped back into the reserves. He made just one more appearance for Stoke which came in the 1934–35 season before leaving for regular football in November 1935 joining Exeter City. He soon moved back north to Carlisle United and went on to play for Barnsley, Stockport County, Gateshead and finally Crewe Alexandra.
- Sourced from Peter McArdle profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
- Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.
- Joyce, Michael: "The Football League player's records 1888 to 1939 " (ISBN 1899468676).