"Peter Wilson was an excellent captain, he's always there to help and he talks to his players" Col Bunny Curran, Newcastle and Socceroo defender in 1980

“Wilson was a fascinating character with incredible authority and understanding of the tactical aspects of the game. A loyal and extremely shy person. Proud to extremes. In brief, one of the best choices I have made as a coach, and no regrets”. Rale Rasic who took the Socceroos to the World Cup Finals in Germany 1974

Peter Wilson played 65 A Internationals for his country, 61 of them as captain

"Peter Wilson - now there was a footballer who just by his physical presence put the skids under some people I knew. He was a very commanding player, so strong in the air , who also seemed to be the lynchpin of the Australian team, and when he played well then so did Australia." 
Brian Turner, New Zealand
International from 1967-82

"He is the roughest man I’ve played against. He didn’t seem to care whether he kicked the ball, a leg, or a head.” West German striker Gerd Muller, who scored 68 goals in 63 Internationals










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The Captain

Wilson and West Germanys Gerd Müller in the air, WC 1974

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