Frank Peterson (footballer)

Frank Arthur Peterson (born 3 April 1951) is an English footballer who played as a forward.

Frank Peterson
Personal information
Full name Frank Arthur Peterson[1]
Date of birth (1951-04-03) 3 April 1951 (age 71)
Place of birth Croydon, England
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1970 Millwall 3 (0)
1970Brentwood Town (loan)
1970–1983 Chelmsford City
1971Margate (loan) 7 (3)
Billericay Town
National team
England Youth
*Club domestic league appearances and goals


Peterson progressed through Millwall's youth academy, becoming the first black player to play for the club.[2] Peterson made three Football League appearances for the club, before joining Chelmsford City in 1970.[1] In February 1971, Peterson joined Margate on loan for a month, becoming the club's first black player. In the 1971–72 Southern Football League season, Peterson scored over 30 times for Chelmsford, as the club won the title. Despite Peterson having multiple, lengthy periods out of the game during his time with Chelmsford, he made 302 appearances in all competitions, scoring 146 times.[2] The final years of Peterson's career consisted of periods at Romford, Hornchurch and Billericay Town.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Frank Peterson". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Frank Peterson". Margate Football Club History. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  3. ^ "CONNECTIONS – against ROMFORD FC (1929 – 1978) (83)". Fans Focus. 2 February 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2019.