Peter Donaghy

Peter Donaghy (born 13 January 1898) was an English professional footballer who played as a forward for Middlesbrough, Bradford City and Carlisle United.

Peter Donaghy
Personal information
Date of birth 13 January 1898
Place of birth Grangetown, England
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Grangetown St Mary's
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919–1923 Middlesbrough 30 (2)
1923–1925 Bradford City 22 (5)
Carlisle United
Total 52 (7)
Teams managed
1926–1930 Sparta
1930–1932 VUC
1932–1933 AFC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Born in Grangetown, Donaghy moved from Grangetown St Mary's to Middlesbrough in August 1919, making his debut (against future club Bradford City) on 24 April 1920.[1] He made a total of 30 appearances for Middlesbrough in the Football League.[2] He joined Bradford City in May 1923.[3] He made 22 appearances in the Football League for Bradford City, scoring 5 goals; he also made 1 appearance in the FA Cup.[4] He joined Carlisle United in June 1925.[3]

After retiring as a player, Donaghy worked as a coach in the Netherlands,[5] managing Sparta,[6][7] VUC[8] and AFC.[9][10] He later worked as a steel worker back in his native Teesside.[11]

Personal life

His brothers John and Ted were also professional players.[11]


  • Frost, Terry (1988). Bradford City A Complete Record 1903-1988. Breedon Books Sport. ISBN 0-907969-38-0.


  1. "Bradford City v Middlesbrough, 24 April 1920". 11v11.
  2. "Peter Donaghy". 11v11.
  3. Frost, p. 395
  4. Frost, p. 381
  5. Taylor, Matthew (2005). The Leaguers: The Making Of Professional Football In England: 1900-1939. p. 227. ISBN 9780853236498.
  6. "Sparta krijgt een nieuwen oefenmeester". Het Vaderland. 21 August 1926. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  7. "Sparta krijgt een nieuwen trainer". Rotterdams Nieuwsblad. 23 August 1926. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  8. "VUC krijgt een trainer". Het Vaderland. 6 June 1930. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  9. "Onze training". Amsterdamsche FC. 1 November 1932. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  10. "Training 1932/1933". Amsterdamsche FC. 1 June 1933. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  11. "Past local players of note". CommuniGate. Archived from the original on 12 June 2011.
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