Peter Doherty

Football Manchester City player Peter Doherty circa 1936. Pic via Mirrorpix.

Football Manchester City player Peter Doherty circa 1936. Pic via Mirrorpix.

This visionary player and manager from Northern Ireland made over 400 appearances for five English Clubs in the 1930s and 1940s, winning the League title with Manchester City in 1937 (when he was City's top goalscorer, with 30 goals that season) and the FA Cup with Derby County in 1946.

A swift, elusive forward with tremendous stamina, Peter Doherty was known for skillful ability with the ball, with it even claimed that the phrase 'the beautiful game' was coined in appreciation of Doherty's play.   He won 16 caps for Northern Ireland, before becoming manager of the national team, taking them to a World Cup quarter final in 1958.

After retiring as a player, Doherty was seen as being ahead of his time when devising new and varied training methods. In his later life as a scout for Liverpool he was responsible for 'spotting' the young Kevin Keegan, then playing for Scunthorpe.

Principle English Clubs: Blackpool, Manchester City, Derby County, Huddersfield Town, Doncaster Rovers
Caps: 
16 (Northern Ireland)
Honours: 1 Division One Championship, 1 FA Cup
Inducted: 2002