Peter Chambers (footballer)

Peter Chambers (1878–1952) [1] was an English professional footballer in the years prior to the First World War. He made over 160 appearances in the Football League[2] for Blackburn Rovers and Bristol City.[3] He also played in the Southern League for both Bristol City and Swindon Town.

Peter Chambers
Personal information
Date of birth 1878
Place of birth Workington, England
Date of death 1952 (aged 73–74)
Place of death Swindon, England
Position(s) Left half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Black Diamonds
1897–1899 Blackburn Rovers 33 (0)
1899–1900 Bedminster 21 (0)
1900–1906 Bristol City 161 (10)
1906–1912 Swindon Town 89 (1)
Total 304 (11)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals



Chambers was born in Workington in 1878 where he helped the local club Black Diamonds to win both the Cumberland League and Cup.[3] After playing for Blackburn Rovers, Bedminster and Bristol City, he joined Swindon Town in July 1907 along with Freddie Fenton and Billy Jones.[3]

After retiring Chambers was landlord of the Red Lion pub and died in Swindon in 1952.[3]


  1. ^ Woods, David (1994). Bristol Babe The First 100 Years of Bristol City Football Club. Yore Publications. ISBN 1-874427-95-X.
  2. ^ Joyce, Michael (2002). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. SoccerData. ISBN 1-899468-63-3.
  3. ^ a b c d Woods, David; Edwards, Leigh (1997). Bristol City Football Club The First 100 Years. Redcliffe Press. ISBN 1-900178-26-5.