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Richard Peter Tudor Sillett (1 February 1933 – 13 March 1998) was an English footballer. He played for Chelsea and Southampton as a right-back, and made three appearances for England. He was the older brother of John Sillett, who managed Coventry City to FA Cup success in 1987. Sir Stanley Matthews once said that Sillett was the best full-back he ever played against.
|Full name||Richard Peter Tudor Sillett|
|Date of birth||1 February 1933|
|Place of birth||Southampton, England|
|Date of death||13 March 1998(aged 65)|
|Place of death||Ashford, Kent, England|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals|
Peter was the son of Charlie Sillett (who was a full-back with Southampton from 1931 to 1938) and inherited his father's skills. He joined the Saints in January 1949 and soon afterwards gained England Youth recognition.
Extremely well-built, weighing over 13 stone when only 18, Sillett matured quickly into a full-back of some distinction.
Southampton were facing mounting debts and, with this fact known to many of the country's top clubs, Sillett, together with his younger brother John, was "induced" to join Ted Drake's Chelsea, for a fee of £12,000.
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- Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (2003). In That Number – A post-war chronicle of Southampton FC. Hagiology Publishing. ISBN 0-9534-4743-X.
- Ponting, Ivan (16 March 1998). "Obituary: Peter Sillett". The Independent. London. Archived from the original on 26 May 2022. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
- http://www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com/player/petersillett.html[bare URL]
- "Peter Sillet Player Profile". The Nuts and Bolts Archive. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
- "Managers". The Nuts and Bolts Archive. Retrieved 14 March 2022.