|Full name||Peter Desmond|
|Date of birth||23 November 1926|
|Place of birth||Cork, Ireland|
|Date of death||July 1990|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Peter Desmond (23 November 1926 in Cork, Ireland – July 1990) was an Irish footballer. Desmond played for several clubs in the League of Ireland and the English League. As an international, Desmond also played for Ireland.
Desmond made all four appearances for Ireland while playing for Middlesbrough. He made his international debut in a 3-0 win against Finland on 8 September 1949 at Dalymount Park in a World Cup qualifier.
Desmond was also 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. Ireland took the lead in the 33rd minute when Desmond, after collecting a pass from Tommy O'Connor, was brought down in the England penalty area; Con Martin then converted the subsequent penalty kick.
Desmond made just two more international appearances for Ireland. They came on 9 October 1949 in a 1-1 draw with Finland and on 13 November 1949 in 3-1 defeat to Sweden. Both these games were World Cup qualifiers.
- The Boys In Green - The FAI International Story (1997): Sean Ryan