Peter Bodak Profile

Peter Bodak

Man­chester Uni­ted Facts­book Fea­ture: Pe­ter Bodak, born Birm­ing­ham, Eng­land, Au­gust 12, 1961. Pe­ter Bodak, who was bro­ught up in a Pol­ish fam­ily in Birm­ing­ham, was fir­st dis­covered by bo­th As­ton Vil­la and Wolver­hampton Wan­derers. The wing­man star­ted out his pro­fes­sion­al play­ing ca­reer wi­th Cov­enty City, how­ever, and la­ter played for a string of te­ams bo­th ho­me and abroad, in­clud­ing Man­chester Uni­ted, Man­chester City, Roy­al An­t­werp, Crewe Al­ex­an­dra, Walsall, and Sut­ton Cold­field Town.

Pe­ter Bodak was han­ded his Foot­ball Lea­gue de­but for Cov­entry City by Gor­don Mil­ne in a 3-1 tri­umph ag­ainst Crys­tal Pal­ace at High­field Road on the 6th of Septem­ber 1980, and fol­lowed up by net­ting the win­ning goal in a 1-0 Fir­st Di­vi­sion vic­tory over Wolver­hampton Wan­derers at Mo­lineux the fol­low­ing Sat­urday. Af­ter play­ing 32 Fir­st Di­vi­sion mat­ches for The Sky Blues, he was sig­ned by Man­chester Uni­ted su­premo Ron Atkin­son at the be­gin­ning of the 1982-83 sea­son. Un­for­tu­nately, the tal­en­ted young­ster failed to settle down at the Old Traf­ford club, and he nev­er ma­naged to play a single fir­st te­am ga­me for The Reds. At the end of the day, Bodak was trans­ferred to neigh­bouring rivals Man­chester City mid­way thro­ugh the 1982-83 cam­paign, and de­b­uted for the si­de in a 1-1 Fir­st Di­vi­sion draw wi­th Brighton and Hove Al­bion at Maine Road on the 18th of Dec­ember 1982. Whi­le wi­th The Sky Blues, he ma­naged to make 12 Foot­ball Lea­gue ap­pear­ances be­fore he mo­ved abroad to play for fir­st Seiko of Hong Kong, and then Roy­al An­t­werp in Bel­gi­um. Bodak re­turned to Eng­land in Dec­ember 1986, tho­ugh, when he teamed up wi­th Fourth Di­vi­sion si­de Crewe Al­ex­an­dra, for whom he made 53 Foot­ball Lea­gue out­ings, con­trib­ut­ing sev­en goals dur­ing the pro­cess. Next stop was Swansea City, where the happy wan­der­er clocked up four goals in 31 Fourth Di­vi­sion ap­pear­ances for The Swans be­fore he pro­ceeded to play for Happy Val­ley, Walsall, Sut­ton Cold­field To­wn, and fi­nally Ath­er­stone To­wn. Pe­ter Bodak Play­ing Ca­reer: Cov­entry City, Man­chester Uni­ted, Man­chester City, Seiko, Roy­al An­t­werp, Crewe Al­ex­an­dra, Swansea City, Happy Val­ley, Walsall, Sut­ton Cold­field To­wn, Ath­er­stone To­wn. Play­ing Hon­ours: None.



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