Peter Doherty
forward
1949-1953

Possibly the best player to play for Doncaster Rovers. Played for Glentoran as a youngster,helping them to the Irish Cup in 1933, he joined Blackpool soon afterwards. In 1937 he joined Manchester City and won a league title winners medal. After the war he joined Derby County where he won a cup winners medal in 1946. After a spell at Huddersfield he became player/manager at Doncaster in August 1949 aged 36, and in his first season scored 27 times to help Rovers win the 3rd Division North title. Retired from playing in 1951 he continued to manage Rovers until 1958, and was the most successful manager in the club's history, maintaining a second division place throughout. 16 caps for Northern Ireland and also manager of Northern Ireland. Lived at Poulton-le-Fylde, outside Blackpool until his death in 1990. A plaque commemorating his achievements was unveiled in his home town in 2002.

 

full name: Peter Dermont Doherty
born: Magherafelt, Northern Ireland
birth date: 5 June 1913
died 5 April 1990

Rovers debut: 20 August 1949
League Division Three (North)
Bradford City 1 Rovers 2 (Doherty, Antonio)
Attendance: 21,338

Rovers career record
LEAGUE
F A CUP
LEAGUE CUP
Season
Division
Apps
sub
goals
Apps
sub
goals
Apps
sub
goals
1949-1950
3 (North)
35
0
27
4
0
3
0
0
0
1950-1951
2
23
0
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
1951-1952
2
16
0
6
1
0
0
0
0
0
1952-1953
2
29
0
8
1
0
0
0
0
0

Career details  
Team
Season
Apps
sub
goals
Glentoran
to Nov 1933
-
-
-
Blackpool
1933-1936
83
0
28
Manchester City
1965-1939
119
0
74
Derby County
1946-1947
15
0
7
Huddersfield Town
1946-1949
83
0
33
DONCASTER ROVERS
1949-1953
103
0
55
CAREER TOTAL
403
0
1
197