Peter Ollerton
Personal information
Full name Peter Ollerton
Date of birth (1951-05-20) 20 May 1951 (age 73)
Place of birth Preston, Lancashire, England
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
Preston North End
Blackpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1971 Fleetwood F.C. 107 (42)
1971–1973 Ringwood Wilhelmina 46 (33)
1974–1975 APIA Leichhardt 45 (35)
1976–1978 South Melbourne Hellas 54 (23)
1978 Marconi-Fairfield 13 (3)
1979–1980 Footscray JUST 35 (7)
1981–1984 Preston Makedonia 81 (24)
1985–1986 Croydon City Arrows SC 27 (4)
International career
1974–1977 Australia 31 (15)
Managerial career
1981–1984 Preston Lions (Player Coach)
1985–1986 Croydon City (Player Coach)
1987 Melbourne Croatia
1994–1995 Preston Lions
1995–1996 Bulleen Lions
1999–2000 Altona East Phoenix
2001–2002 Heidelberg United
2002 Bulleen Zebras
2003 Altona East Phoenix
2003–2005 Bulleen Zebras
2007–2008 Whittlesea Zebras
2009–2010 Green Gully
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Peter Ollerton (born 20 May 1951[1] in Preston, Lancashire, England is a former Australian soccer forward who represented Australia 31 times in full international matches between 1974 and 1977, scoring 15 goals. He was a member of the Australian 1974 World Cup squad in West Germany and also represented the state of Victoria.

Playing career

Club career

After playing youth football for Blackpool and Preston North End, Ollerton played for Fleetwood.[2]

Ollerton joined Ringwood Wilhelmina in 1971.[3]

After three seasons with Ringwood Wilhelmina, Ollerton joined APIA Leichhardt.[4]

In late 1975, Ollerton transferred from APIA Leichhardt to South Melbourne Hellas for a $9000 transfer fee.[2]

In 1988, Ollerton was suspended for ten years for punching a referee while playing for Doveton in the Victorian second division. In 1991, the ban was eased and he returned to coaching Preston Makedonia in 1994.[5][6]

International career

Ollerton made his debut for Australia in 1974 in a pre-World Cup friendly against Uruguay.[7]

Coaching career

Ollerton became playing coach of Preston Makedonia in June 1981, replacing Brian Edgley. He was sacked by the club midway through the 1984 season.[8][9][10]

In September 1984, Ollerton was announced as coach of Croydon City.[11]

Ahead of the 1987 National Soccer League season, Ollerton joined Melbourne Croatia as an assistant coach.[12] He became caretaker head coach with the resignation and reinstatement of head coach Terry Hennessey in May 1987. He was appointed head coach after Hennessey resigned for the second time.[13][14][15]

Ollerton led Preston to the 1994 Victorian Premier League grand final, where they defeated Port Melbourne to win the championship.[16]

Career statistics

International

As of end of 1977[17]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Australia 1974 6 1
1975 4 2
1976 6 4
1977 15 8
List of international goals scored by Peter Ollerton
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 27 April 1974 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia  Uruguay 2–0 2–0 Friendly [18]
2 30 November 1975 Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney, Australia  Soviet Union 1–0 2–3 Friendly [19]
3 3 December 1975 Newcastle Showground, Newcastle, Australia  Soviet Union 1–1 1–1 Friendly [20][21]
4 2 March 1976 Olympic Park Stadium, Melbourne, Australia  New Zealand 2–0 3–1 Friendly [22]
5 20 October 1976 Singapore National Stadium, Singapore  Singapore 1–0 1–0 Friendly [23][24]
6 29 October 1976 Guangzhou, China  China 1–0 2–0 Friendly [25]
7 2–0
8 12 February 1977 Olympic Park Stadium, Melbourne, Australia  Israel 1–1 1–1 Friendly [26]
9 27 March 1977 Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia  New Zealand 2–1 3–1 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC and OFC) [27]
10 3–1
11 30 March 1977 Newmarket Park, Auckland, New Zealand  New Zealand 1–0 1–1 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC and OFC) [28]
12 30 October 1977 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong  Hong Kong 1–0 5–2 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC and OFC) [29]
13 2–0
14 3–0
15 13 November 1977 Singapore National Stadium, Singapore  Singapore 1–0 2–0 Friendly [30][31]

Honours

Player

Croydon City

Coach

Croydon City

Bulleen Zebras

Individual


References

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  6. ^ "Ban relaxed". The Canberra Times. Vol. 65, no. 20, 557. Australian Capital Territory. 25 July 1991. p. 22. Retrieved 14 May 2023 – via National Library of Australia.
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  28. ^ "World Cup hopes alive". The Sydney Morning Herald. 31 March 1977. p. 17. Retrieved 14 May 2023.
  29. ^ "'Private blitz' by Ollerton in Cup". The Sydney Morning Herald. 31 October 1977. p. 41. Retrieved 14 May 2023.
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