Former Sheffield Wednesday player, Peter Swan died at the age of 84

Thursday21 January 2021 | 17:35
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He was infamous for being banned for a betting scandal back in 1964.

Peter Swan

, former

Sheffield Wednesday

and England defender has died at the age of 84. He had 19 appearances for England and was with the squad in the 1862 World Cup in Chile. He, however, missed the tournament due to injury.

Maybe the dark side of his career is back in 1964 when he was banned from football for 8 years for a betting scandal. A scenario that eventually finished his professional career. The Owls said in a club statement:

“Sheffield Wednesday are saddened to learn of the passing of our former player Peter Swan at the age of 84.

“Over two spells at Hillsborough the revered defender made over 300 appearances and represented England at international level.

“Our thoughts are with Peter’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

He was born in South Elmsall,  the Yorkshire village in 1936 and became a Sheffield Wednesday player in 1953.



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