"Peter Wilson was a good, big bastard-and that is a compliment"
2014 - Frank Arok, 1983-89 Australian National coach

"If I remember Peter Wilson? Of course, when big willie hit you, you never forget. He was a terrific defender, the hardest I ever played against …. hard but yery fair. He would walk into any of the current Australian teams in the centre half position - no doubt." John Stoddart, St.George and NSW captain, in 2016

Peter Wilson's greatest games

1. vs East Germany World Cup 1974 in Hamburg
"Wilson's stupendous, almost heroic display against overhelming odds and superior forces, a kind of Sergant York stemming the tide and stopping the enemy hordes." Soccer World Magazine, 1974, about Wilson's performance against East Germany.

2. vs South Korea 1973 WC Qualification final in Seoul
"Peter Wilson, the australian of the match, the Socceroo skipper was an impressive sight. He thoroughly demoralised the Korean strikers against whom he was imperial throughout. Drove his mates on relentlessly and looked a tower of strength for the whole 90 minutes. The local press wrote that his was a world class performance." Australian Newspaper, 1973 after the South Korea game in Hong Kong

3. vs Hakoah Sydney 1976 Ampol Cup Final in Sydney
"A brilliant Peter Wilson, even after a painful back injury, held together ther defence giving his best display since the World Cup match against East Germany." Soccer World after the game against Hakoah in 1976, when Wilson won the Ampol Cup with Wests.

4. vs New Zealand 1977 in Auckland
“This was probably Wilson’s finest hour. He led by example and rallied his troops reminiscent of Montgomery at the battle of Alamein.”
Tom Anderson, Soccer writer after he saw Australia’s 1:1 draw versus New Zealand in Auckland 1977, when “Wilson was a giant among giants.”

5. vs Heidelberg Philips Cup final 1982 in Melbourne
What an understatement! Wilson was tenacious, and was particularly unbeatable in the air. No ball got past him. His positional play was extremely effective and he was the best participant on the ground.









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"Peter was the best sweeper I ever played together." Greg Woodhouse, APIA and Socceroo goalkeeper in the 80ties

"I loved to play together with him. He was fantastic, brilliant, the best Captain.” Col Bennett, 2003, long time playing partner of  Wilson

"Peter Wilson was the best Captain ever, a real leader."
Jimmy Milisavljevic, goalkeeper World Cup 1974


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