Peter McArdle (footballer)

Peter McArdle
Personal information
Full name Peter McArdle[1]
Date of birth (1914-04-08)8 April 1914
Place of birth Durham, England[1]
Date of death

1979 (aged 6465)


Playing position Outside left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Trimdon Grange Colliery
Durham City
1933–1934 Stoke City 7 (1)
1935 Exeter City 9 (1)
1936 Carlisle United 27 (12)
1936–1937 Barnsley 16 (3)
1937 Stockport County 4 (0)
1938 Gateshead 20 (5)
1939 Crewe Alexandra 0 (0)
Total 83 (22)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Peter McArdle (8 April 1914 – 1979) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Barnsley, Carlisle United, Exeter City, Gateshead, Stockport County and Stoke City.[1][2]


McArdle was born in Durham and started playing football for local clubs Trimdon Grange Colliery and former league club Durham City.[1] In 1933 he joined Stoke City as back up for England international winger Joe Johnson.[1] Johnson was injured for six matches during the 1933–34 season and McArdle took his place and scored once against Newcastle United.[1] 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.[1]

Career statistics

Club Season League FA Cup Other[A] Total
Stoke City 1933–34 610061
1934–35 100010
Exeter City 1935–36 910010101
Carlisle United 1935–36 271233243219
Barnsley 1936–37 93000093
1937–38 70000070
Stockport County 1937–38 40000040
Gateshead 1938–39 2050030235
Career Total 832233649229
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League Third Division North Cup and Football League Third Division South Cup.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.
  2. Joyce, Michael: "The Football League player's records 1888 to 1939 " (ISBN 1899468676).
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