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Peter Corr
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D.O.B. :23/06/1923
Place of Birth :Dundalk
D.O.D. :01/06/2001
Place of Death :Goosnargh, Lancashire
Peter Joseph Corr played as an outside-right for, among others, Everton and Ireland.

In 1949 he was a member of the Ireland team that defeated England 2–0 at Goodison Park, becoming the first non-UK team to beat England at home. He was the uncle of Jim, Sharon, Caroline and Andrea Corr who make up the successful Irish musical group The Corrs.

His brother Gerry is their father. After a three-year long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, Corr died in a nursing home in Goosnargh in June 2001, aged 77.

Playing Career

Club career
Corr, who played Gaelic footballer as a youth, played soccer for his hometown club Dundalk before signing for Preston N.E. in April 1947 for a fee of £2,500. However his appearances for Preston were limited by the form of Tom Finney and he only made three league appearances for Preston before joining Everton in August 1948.

He made his league debut for Everton against Stoke City in September 1948. While at Everton he made 24 appearances and scored 2 goals. His team mates at the club included fellow Irish internationals Peter Farrell, Tommy Eglington and Alex Stevenson and future Everton manager Harry Catterick.

After leaving Everton, Corr went onto play for Bangor City and Wigan Athletic. During the 1952-53 season he played 34 games and scored 11 goals for Wigan in the Lancashire Combination. He was instrumental in Wigan winning the Combination and three cups during that season.

Irish international
While playing for Everton, Corr was capped four times for Ireland. He made his debut for Ireland on May 22 1949 in a 1-0 win against Portugal at Dalymount Park. The following month on June 12 1949 he also played in the 4-1 defeat to Spain, again at Dalymount Park. His third game for Ireland was one the highlights of his career. On September 21 1949, together with Johnny Carey, Con Martin and Peter Farrell, he was a member of the Ireland team that defeated England 2–0 at Goodison Park, becoming the first non-UK team to beat England at home. His last game for Ireland, on November 13 1949, was a qualifier for the 1950 FIFA World Cup. Ireland lost the game 3-1 to Sweden.

Later Years
After retiring as a player, Corr settled in Preston where he opened a newsagent in Walter Lane with fellow former Preston N.E. player Frank O'Farrell, later to become manager at Manchester United. He then opened Corr’s Hardware Shop on Sharoe Green Lane with his wife, Doreen. He had married Doreen in 1947 and together they raised two sons, Peter Jr. and Francis, and two daughters. He also worked as a scout for Everton and in 1963 helped persuade Howard Kendall to move from Preston N.E. to Everton.
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Peter Corr's playing record
Season Openin. Subst. Goals Yellows Reds
1949 4 0 0 0 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0
By season | In opening squad | Substituted in | Goals | Yellow cards | Red cards



Peter Corr's full debut
22.05.1949 at 00:00 Friendly H Portugal  


Last 10 games where Peter Corr started | Show All
13.11.1949 at 14:30 World Cup Qualifier H Sweden 1 - 3
21.09.1949 at 00:00 Friendly A England  
12.06.1949 at 00:00 Friendly H Spain 1 - 4
22.05.1949 at 00:00 Friendly H Portugal  


Games in which Peter Corr was a Substitute.
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