Peter Coyne Profile

Peter Coyne

Man­chester Uni­ted Facts­book Fea­ture: Pe­ter Da­vid Coyne, born Man­chester, Eng­land, Nov­ember 13, 1958. Man­cuni­an Pe­ter Coyne joi­ned Man­chester Uni­ted straight from school as a train­ee in Mar­ch 1975 and earned him­self a pro­fes­sion­al con­tract at his ho­me to­wn club in Nov­ember the same year.

An ex­plos­ive and power­ful for­ward wi­th an eye for the net, Pe­ter Coyne was han­ded his Foot­ball Lea­gue de­but for Man­chester Uni­ted by Tom­my Doc­herty when he entered the field as a sec­ond-ha­lf sub­sti­tute for his fel­low front­man Stu­art “Pan­cho” Pear­son in a 2-1 Fir­st Di­vi­sion de­feat ag­ainst As­ton Vil­la at Vil­la Park on the 21st of Feb­ruary 1976 and would score his fir­st and on­ly goal for The Reds in a 2-1 Di­vi­sion One loss to Lei­cester City at Fil­bert Street two months la­ter, but des­pite his ob­vi­ous qual­it­ies he was ul­ti­mately deemed sur­plus to re­quire­ments by The Doc and re­leased at the end of the sea­son. A brief spell at Cheshire Lea­gue Ashton Uni­ted fol­lowed be­fore the still am­bi­tious Coyne made a move to Fourth Di­vi­sion Crewe Al­ex­an­dra in the sum­mer of 1977 where he would te­am up wi­th ex­per­i­enced cam­paign­ers like Ron­ald “Wyn” Dav­ies, Ray Lugg, and War­wick Rim­mer. Af­ter ma­king his Di­vi­sion Four de­but for The Rail­way­men in a fine 3-1 tri­umph ag­ainst AFC Bourne­mouth at Gresty Road on the open­ing day of the 1977-78 cam­paign, he went on to re­gister 47 goals to his name in 134 Fourth Di­vi­sion ga­mes dur­ing a four-year-stay at the Cheshire club, wi­th a re­l­at­ively short loan stint at North Amer­ic­an Soc­cer Lea­gue out­fit Los Angeles Aztecs sand­wiched in between.

Pe­ter Coyne was then sig­ned by Hyde Uni­ted for whom he net­ted 51 goals in 105 Non-Lea­gue ap­pear­ances dur­ing three sea­sons at Ewen Fields be­fore he was bro­ught to Swin­don To­wn by for­mer Man­chester Uni­ted team­mate Lou Ma­cari who had taken the head coach­ing po­s­i­tion at Coun­ty Gro­und fol­low­ing the de­par­ture of Ken Beam­ish at the end of the 1983-84 cam­paign. Now thriv­ing in the com­pany of play­ers such as Co­lin Gor­don, Dave Hock­aday, Alan Mayes, and Chris Ram­sey, he pro­ceeded to con­trib­ute fif­teen goals for The Robins in the 1984-85 sea­son and fol­lowed up by find­ing the back of the net on four­teen oc­ca­sions in the Fourth Di­vi­sion Cham­pi­on­ship win­ning cam­paign of 1985-86. Coyne con­tin­ued to plun­der goals on a reg­u­lar basis for Swin­don To­wn and was an in­teg­ral con­stitu­ent of the si­de that won pro­mo­tion to Di­vi­sion Two in 1987 af­ter spend­ing on­ly one sea­son in the Third Di­vi­sion. Alas, his formed dipped in 1987-88 and, af­ter a loan pe­riod at Alder­shot, he sig­ned wi­th North­ern Pre­mier Lea­gue Col­ne Dy­namoes in 1989. The stri­ker la­ter ap­peared for Mac­cle­s­field To­wn, Glos­sop North End, Rad­cliffe Bor­ough, and Wilmslow Al­bion be­fore re­tir­ing from the act­ive part of the ga­me in 1990. In a foot­ball ca­reer span­ning al­most two dec­ades, Coyne made a total of 365 Lea­gue out­ings for his vari­ous clubs, pro­du­cing 130 goals in the pro­cess, but un­for­tu­nately he nev­er really fou­nd the suc­cess he de­served dur­ing his play­ing days. Pe­ter Coyne Play­ing Ca­reer: Man­chester Uni­ted, Ashton Uni­ted, Crewe Al­ex­an­dra, Los Angeles Aztecs, Hyde Uni­ted, Swin­don To­wn, Alder­shot, Col­ne Dy­namoes, Mac­cle­s­field To­wn, Glos­sop North End, Rad­cliffe Bor­ough, Wilmslow Al­bion. Play­ing Hon­ours: None.


Peter Coyne Quickfacts

Pe­ter Coyne re­gistered a brace as Crewe Al­ex­an­dra edged out pro­mo­tion hunters Swansea City by two goals to one in a Fourth Di­vi­sion en­counter at Gresty Road on the 8th of April 1978.


1975-76 Sea­son:

As­ton Vil­la 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Lei­cester City 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1

Total Ap­pear­ances: 2

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